I have a pair of MBL 8011 mono amplifiers that clip on deep bass notes on analog source only. I find 2 records in my collection that I have had for many years and have played on many systems with no problem, they are Telarc's "The Firebird" and "pictures at an Exhibition" I have now acquired this pair of MBL amplifiers that sound excellent except for the 2 records. My previous amplifiers were the Cary 805 Anniversary Edition that never had clipping problems, the only other change to my system is the Rhea that has about 300 hours on it. I am using two cartridges and 2 arms. One is set at 44 db and the other is set at 68 db using a Aesthetix Rhea phono preamp. If I reduce the gain the problem goes away but the sound also is affected. I have the same 2 recordings on CD and do not have the problem even at a higher volume.
Any ideas are welcome.