Is stellar phono preamp the top of line?

I went with the ModWright PH 3.0x after having the PSA (spray broken in) for a month or so.

The MW was natural, but cleaner and a bit warmer. More analog-y.

But more expensive. Oh well.

I just switched to Cinemag SUT into the MM input of my Stellar Phono preamp…. Holy #%^! Absolutely stunning; best analog sound I’ve ever heard from my system.

Highly recommend trying a Step-up Transformer if you’ve got a Stellar! I kind of did it on a whim after realizing that I had never tried it.