I am using the Hana on a Technics SL-1210GAE and am curious if anyone is using the cartridge with the Stellar Phono Preamp. If so, what loading are you using? Hana just says >100 Ohms, but heck…47kOhms >100 My listening so far seems to be loading between 150 to 200.
I use a Hana ML on a Technics SL1210M5G with Jelco TK850 tonearm into a Nu-Wave Phono converter. The correct loading is >100Ohms but I sometimes prefer the 200Ohms setting.
I owned Stellar Phono since it was first released till early this year! To the best of my knowledge, unlike Stellar power amps, it uses Linear Power Supply. @DarrenMyers may confirm
I was looking at an internal view of the Stella online and it did not show a linear transformer, just the SMPS. If I looked more closely I would have seen the screened toroidal front right. Oops!
Using the Hana ML the loading (Stellar) is set for 100ohms.
It weighs 21.6lbs. (9.8 kg). M700 weighs just 13 lbs (5.9 kg). I wonder whey they had it in the Stellar rather than the Perfect Wave series.
I believe the weight is due to a steel case.
The oversized power transformer!
Oops I’m a muppet should have looked more closely!!!
I am not Darren but I can certainly confirm that Stellar Phono is a completely linear device from the power supply on up.
Thank you Paul.