My system is made up of the following:
VPI Scout turntable with Benz Micro Ace HO cartridge, Musical Fidelity A1008 amplifier (using internal phono stage), ProAc Response D25 speakers.
Arcam CD92 cd player, Nordost Blue Heaven cables.
Option 1 for the next upgrade : update cartridge to something further up the Benz Micro range
Option 2 : purchase external phono stage.
I would appreciate any thoughts on which is the better option.