Chill out, buddy.
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If you're interested in conspiracy theories go to the 6th floor museum.
Otherwise, for your cartridge, load it with at least 47 K ohms. You don't have a moving coil. 47kohm is soundsmith's recommendation.
How to find optimal setting? Manufacturer recommendation plus your ears. So feel free to experiment. Only costs your time.
Phonostage A with 100Ω hasn't the same sonic result like Phonostage B with 100Ω. It is a endless discussion, best you can do, try your setting and what you like best, that's it. When you buy a new Phonocable, you can roll the dice again. There is no technical Standard, the Signal passes the wire inside Arm, connectors, Phonocable, Input Preamp ... what technical solution is active for signal amplification and how good is it executed.....
So, don-c55 gave the correct answer, you have to try what setting will sound best for you. When you want a area to start, I would go first to 1k ...
Of course you can try 47k first, when it sounds probably too sharp, thin, you can go lower, some Phonostages can handle 47k quite well, some not. Just try. Impedance is also important and should be seen independently.
Normally you hear with 47k the cartridge the way it is made, no damping, no coloration, as straight as possible, maximum headroom, no compression, purest tone, no coloration of tone...depending on quality of frontend.
Very helpful @syntax; thanks. I can hear what you are describing in your last sentence. This is the type of detailed advice I was seeking. I’ve moved to 1K and the sound is more pleasing. The manual is great (and I have read it several times through) but it does not provide this type of explanation and context.