pivot wrote:Also, once capacitance is correct, the 440MLa sounds best at 32 k ohm resistive loading. Do a search here on "AT 440 MLa loading". Not rocket science to add 100 k resistors in parallel to the phono inputs.
I just plugged in my AT-440MLa once more...
220pF is as low as I can get (120pF-measured-total cable capacitance + 100pF -specced- of the phono amp).
47k loading to begin with...
Played one album side and I still like it this way. 220pF//47k
But what the heck, grabbed a few Y-splitters and a couple 100k plugs and gave the same album another spin.
Yep, I get it now, the whole 33k story, highs seem smoother, I don't notice roll off but the music gets more focus!
Must have had a bad case of upgrade-itis so that I missed it before...
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