Wowzers! Mac City. Mighty pretty!
Looks like a great near field set up. Your phono seems to have a rectifier similar to one of mine.
I've been thinking about a Mac integrated amp.
It's actually the DAC that has the rectifier. The phono stage is solid state and resides under the turntable.
Lot's of good Mac integrated amps to choose from. I have a Mac C100 preamp for sale right now, but not an integrated.
Audio truths 101 - NOTHING in the audio chain is more susceptible to vibration than a turntable. You should NEVER put a TT on top of another piece of gear. Micro vibrations, heat...Here's something you can try easily; listen to your TT where you have it now, and than place it elsewhere and give it a listen, you may be pleasantly surprised. But even if yr not I'd strongly recommend moving the TT!
Garrard 401 / Schick12 / Schick graphite headshell / Denon 103R
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My system: Thorens TD-160 Super armed by Audiocraft AC-3000 unipivot tonearm. Cartridges in use: Transfiguration Temper Supreme & Ortofon Rohmann.
Thorens TD-160 turntable plays Harry Belafonte (Ortofon Rohmann MC-cartridge):
Denafrips 'Ares' R2R Ladder DAC plays Harry Belafonte (DSD64):