TheChairGuy wrote:the only thing missing is step-ups for low output devices.
btw, I asked in transformer could be fit inside and was told that there was no room for the cans in the fairly slimline Advent casework.
It sits only approximately 3.5" tall
andyr wrote:carlosfm wrote:Even then there are some variations, like semi-balanced (two inner wires and shield, connecting the shield on one side), but these are more capacitive than normal coax.
Why do you say that a semi-balanced (2 inner wires plus a shield, connected on one end) cable is more capacitative than normal coax?
Which capacitance are you measuring:
* between the 'hot' and 'ground' inner signal wires?
* between the 'hot' wire and the shield?
To complicate matters even more, this electrical analysis assumes that this device has a frequency response that is modeled solely on these electrical specs, and that is not the case. There are many other mechanical factors that determine the response. That is why Van Alstine got it wrong, and that is why it would be a mistake to rely solely on electrical analysis.
Good to hear from you again. Thank you for this wonderful thread. You've opened a lot of eyes, or ears.
carlosfm wrote:Btw, a cartridge, be it MC or MM (and variants) is not fully setup untill it is properly loaded. And I can say the same for cartridge reviews.
I think Dial-a-Load is great. Sounds like a washing machine from the '50s.
How about PTAK - phono tuning adjustment knob.
or PRC - phono resistance control.