The loading of the cartridge was one of the first things I checked out.
As a cartridge is obviously a coil of wire (an inductor) and has
capacitance, nothing could even start to be right without setting up
proper loading for the particular cartridge. All that said, this is a
pretty casual project to show my sons how different mastering to vinyl
really was. Doesn't mean I want to do it badly... but it isn't for
archive. ...just trying to educate a new generation to what things could
sound like. Pity I don't have the financial resources to have the best
of analog phono preamps. More is the pity, but I haven't forgotten
either... :>)


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From Tom Fine: " I just don't trust DSP enough."

Nor do I but Gerzon's work is a real exception. His tape eq.
curves test accurate to a tenth of a dB. Nothing else comes close, a
bargain for $150 list. I don't trust most audio software developers.

That said, the proper loading of phono cartridges is critical and no
software can correct that.

Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!