dlaloum wrote:As you said, his 2M Red is being run substantially over the optimum capacitance... Ortofon spec is 150 to 300pf - so nominal is 225pf - he is most likely running at close to double that capacitance - so his high end is rolled off, effectively making LP Noise "inaudible"
Surely it's the other way round, increased capacitance in this case would boost
the c 8kHz range leading to brighter sound and all the psycho-acoustic oddities that go with lifting/suppressing that range ? In my experience, and for good theoretical reasons, reducing
2M loading capacitance generally produces a less pronounced top end sound......despite theoretically lifting the extreme hf as DL posts, which is more classically associated with the impression of 'air' if done in isolation.
Unfortunately, loading variation is surrogate eq. Issues of taste, the rest of the system, the room, and programme material are factors in arriving at a setting one enjoys. Put it another way, there are other influences which might interact in someone else's system and obtain a different overall results.
It's being comfortable and enjoying long term listening that is the goal with overall eq, IMO.