What are some high impedance cartridges?

I have a SUT that's for high impedance cartridges like the Denon DL103. What are some really good cartridges that are also high impedance?


EMT series and ANA Mighty versions of EMT TSD series. I believe Charisma carts may be a bit higher than average, but that is going on memory. EMT for sure. 

No SUT is really “for” a high impedance cartridge, except insofar as high impedance cartridges work best with lower step-up or turns ratios, like 1:10 or less or whatever results in a satisfactory impedance match while also adding enough voltage gain to drive the phono stage. At least that is how I see it.

I know that Auditorium 23 SUTs are specifically made for either low impedance cartridges (Ortofon or instance) or high impedance (Denon).

Benz LPS is 38 ohms due to using a non-magnetic generator core. 

I'd be more inclined to switch SUT and look for low impedance carts ;)

I'd be more inclined to switch SUT and look for low impedance carts ;)

You’re right of course. Looking for a shortcut though just to play around with different carts…

The upper end Clearaudio & Kiseki pickups are relatively high @ 40 ~ 50 ohms.

Like @lewm mentioned, it's not just about high impedance - it's about hitting the right net output level coming out of the SUT (including losses from loading): you want to hit a range of around 4mV  to 7.5 mV.

The Benz Ruby plate models have a nice high 38 ohm impedance, but they also have an unusually low output for that amount of coil: only 0.34mV. I did not find satisfaction in pairing the Benz LPS (latest version) with a 10x SUT (probably 3mV after loading losses). It was much better with a JFET headamp stage. On ALL my other cartridges, I prefer a SUT over the active gain stages. 

The Denon 103 is very similar to the Benz LPS (40 ohms & low 0.3mV output level) and I guess some like to pair it with a SUT, but for me that wasn't optimal.

I'd pair a 10x SUT with a 0.5mV - 0.7mV output cartridge. 

Depends also on phono stage gain and linestage gain, if any, and etc. Many use the Denon or the Benz with 1:10 SUTs. I assume their downstream components make up for the lowish signal voltage.