The Era Gold V MM phono preamp is a favourite of reviewer Michael Fremer (Stereophile magazine, USA). The only phono preamp in his "Over and Under" $100 Stocking Stuffers From Analogplanet.com! feature - in it he says... "This Graham Slee is a superb and special sounding MM phono preamp. Later you could add a step-up transformer if you’re going to a moving coil cartridge. For now why not get more from your MM, high-output moving coil or moving iron cartridge?" We couldn't have put it better, and for the step-up transformer, what better than our Elevator EXP? [click an image to see all the slides] Era Gold V rear panel Era Gold V Designed for moving magnet, moving iron and high output moving coil cartridges, the Era Gold V MM phono stage was our very first "ultra-linear" design. In 2002, partnered with our Elevator EXP moving coil step-up amplifier, it was the best moving coil phono stage TNT reviewer, Geoff Husband, had ever heard.