Just wanted to share my experience… I had a pretty generic cable from my turntable RCA junction box to my phono pre. Changing from that cable to Cardas Clear Phono change things to a degree that just shouldn’t be possible Easily the biggest change in sound of any cable I swapped over the years. I guess the low output of a cartridge is REALLY sensitive to the cable.
Here’s the kicker… when changing the cable to the Clear, I had to reduce my cartridge load (from 1000 to 600) and drop the gain (from 66 to 63). It opened up the top end tremendously. At the higher load the top end felt a bit “restricted” almost like the sound was being held back. Dropping the gain also opened up the depth of the sound stage. I have no way to explain why, but I can explain what I hear.