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Hi peter, happy holidays. i can't directly answer your ques ... Jfrech
Vtf definitely affects vta and more importantly sra. actuall ... Corby
In real life they have nothing in common. Whenever you change a cartridge or Phonostage, you will start all over again.
That is the main error in thinking, that doing up or down will create this or that.
It depends on the age of record, in which angle the grooves were cut. There are huge differences between an old Mercury and a MFSL reissue.
Next, all cartridges are different from angle of cantilever, stylus and the polish of it. When the needle is moved up/down in the groove, you also change the contact area of the needle.
There is no Standard, means, 100Ω from Phonostage A has have nothing in common with 100Ω of Phonostage B. You have to find you own best setting.
Analog is a chain, you have influence from the Arm cable, internal vibrations from the turntable too and from the gain to your speakers in general.
There is also a high frequency rise with MC's, a real task for Phonostage Designers (Solidstate). That is one reason why most Phonostage sound shrill when they are loaded with 1k-47k. It needs very much knowledge to make it right, the only Transistor Phonos I heard who did it were Curl Vendetta and Klyne 7.
To make the life easy, all recommend to "load" them down but in reality it is a damping and will make the carts slow and dull. But how much of "slow and dull" is each ones own try and error, more or less a compromise because the cycle starts all over agin with a new component and you can forget everything you did before. 47k for example is no damping, you can hear the cart the way it is made, without any limits, but most won't like it. But it has nothing to do with your taste, you will hear the limits from the Designers. Still a task today.
Your question to be set first?
It doesn't matter. Do whatever you like.
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I'm sorry, but i don't think my post was written clearly eno ... Peterayer
I think that you have the vta part, more or less, correct. b ... Viridian
Viridian is correct. they may seem coupled if you are using ... Drrsutliff
Just to clarify a confusing sentence in my post.."too l ... Viridian
I owned the xono and was amazed by how many choices it provi ... Samhar
Curious how cart setting has gone and what settings you've a ... Samhar
Hi sam, my airtight pc-1 cartridge is loaded at 22 ohms at m ... Peterayer
There is a useful thread going "mc loading at 47k" ... Stops
Set the cartridge loading at 1000 to start with (mc). set th ... Stops
Peter, thanks for the response. how do you go about setting ... Samhar
Sambar: read my link. i hope it is clear enough. numbers of ... Stops
Hi stops, i was thanking peterayer for his response to my in ... Samhar
Samhar, i start with setting the vtf in the middle of the re ... Peterayer
Sanhar: no problem. i think setting the vta/sra first is ver ... Stops
Stops, if you set vta/sra first, do you also adjust vta on-t ... Peterayer
Peterayer: that is a good question. i set the vta for the th ... Stops
Stops, thanks for the further explanation. i agree that vta ... Peterayer
You are welcome. i suggested a method for tweaking the load ... Stops