I’ve had my SuperLine for 10 years now and never really played about with the loadings. I auditioned it with an AT-OC9 with a 100 ohm loading, liked it and bought it. A couple of years later I bought a Xerxes 20 plus, an Artemiz 2 and a DV XX-2. A quick search of the forum told me I needed a 453 ohm plug for the XX-2. And that’s how I happily used it until now.
I’m not saying I’m unhappy with the sound but with so much time on my hands with Covid I’ve been making many minor (almost anal) adjustments to my system; speaker positioning, cable dressing and anything else I can think of. And that’s led me to thinking about the SuperLine.
I believe a lot of the loading figures came from Peter Swain. Does anyone know how he arrived at the 453 ohm figure? Was it through measuring for a flat response or just by ear? Dynavector give the loading figure for the cartridge as >30 ohm, which could be anything really.
If it was done by ear then I think I owe it to myself to carry out some testing with the plugs supplied with the SuperLine.
Before I do that I’d be grateful if someone could give me a couple of pointers as to what differences I should expect to hear.
For example, a couple of internet searches have led me to believe the higher the resistance the brighter the sound. Is this correct? Also, what does capacitance do?
I’m doubtful I’ll improve the sound but there’s nothing to lose in trying.
Thanks in advance.