I know the stock loading for MM in these units is 100pF, but I’m wondering if the input caps could be changed to something lower, like 47 or 50pF, or possibly even by-passed to -0-. I have some AT carts, and vintage Technics carts, that prefer total capacitance of 200pF or less. With standard phono cables having 150pF, keeping the phonostage as low as possible is desirable.
I know some folks may say a difference of 50 or 100pF will not make an audible difference, but with these particular cartridges, I’ve experimented (with other phonostages), and can tell a difference. Other cartridges are immune, but with these AT and old Technics MM carts, it really does makes a difference.
Thanks for any input!