Alright... received 4-5 cable and hooked it up and tried it out. Running with the olive flatcap, I compared it to my 10 year old Cambridge Audio 640P. By comparison the Stageline sounded very thin and lacking dynamic range. Not sure if this is a breaking in, issue with the Stageline or something to do with the age of my flatcap.
I also observed a surprisingly LOW gain on the Stageline. Compared to 640P and CD sources, I have to crank up the volume significantly. Using my N-Vi I have to go from 30 to 45 on the settings for example on my NAIT 5i2 I have to run the volume in the 11-12 o'clock territory which I never do to make it sound like a 10 o'clock setting. Looking at the gain specifications the Stageline is 35db and the Cambridge Audio is 39 db @ 1kHz for MM cartridges.
So far not happy with the Stageline Sound.