The same ''problem'' but different answer: Allaerts MC 2.
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Hi Luiz, ''loading'' depends from the adviser. According to my
Basis Exclusive 10 x cart impedance. According to my Klyne
7PX3.5; 47 K while according to J. Carr ''loading'' is an myth.
Allaerts advice is dependant from the phono-pre he uses.
I use Denon AU-S1 with my Klyne because this transformer covers
all impedances from 2 till 40 Ohms and because I own many
MC's with different impedances. My ''story'' is not ''strange'' but
in accordance with our ''basic rule'': ''it depends ....''
No, loading is not a myth.
With high-inductance MMs and MI cartridges, loading is important to equalize the audible part of the cartridge signal.
However, when it comes to low-inductance MC cartridges, loading will not have a direct effect on the audible part of the cartridge signal, but will only affect ultrasonics and the RF region.
For low-inductance MC cartridges, loading is predominately a phono amplifier issue rather than a cartridge issue, but can have an indirect effect on the sound through mechanisms such as intermodulation.
Well the case is that in our forum the strongest argument possible is quoting J. Carr. Alas the intended (argument) force will not work if the quote is false or, much less painful, not 100% correct. I ''of course'' meant low inductance MC cartridges because those were the ''subject'' of this thread (grin). ''We'' the more well-to-do persons don't mess with ''low prised'' but ''high-inductance '' MM's and MI kinds.