JoeE SP9 wrote:Could the problem be related to the capacitive load the cartridge is working into?
Undoubtedly. As per many suggestions from around the web, it would appear that there is a bit too much capacitance in this case. That leaves removing capacitance as the avenue to remedy the issue in hardware.
Unfortunately, I'm using about as low capacitance cable as I can for now. The input capacitance on my preamp is part of it's emi filtering I'd rather not disturb. I'm a bit stuck in that regard.
Since I'm out of options for altering the capacitance I'm comfortable with, I feel as though the best way of dealing with this for my purpose (ripping vinyl) is to eq the high frequency peaking to flat as much as possible during my digital file cleanup processing.