Originally Posted by Richi
The arm upgrade certainly does make a difference though changing the stock cable in the Rega will not give much of an improvement. What we need to remember is that Phono cartridges are sensitive to capacitance and a few pico farad can alter the tonal characteristic. So what may be heard as a change in sound is nothing more than cable length changing or the actual per metre capacitance measurement of the cable being different.
It would be much better to have a phono stage that offers loading value alteration.
that's possible with resistor value . changes in the circuits, right?
the Barney Oliver (the former head of HP engineering) amplifier manual describes how to adjust the phono stage for cartridges different than the one the stage was optimized for...