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Old 16th October 2010, 01:17 PM   #1
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What loading for capacitance and resistance have Denon DL103R users found best.?
My options are 1K 499R 250R 100R 49R 10R
and 22pF 47pF 100pF 220pF 330 pF 470pF
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Old 16th October 2010, 04:43 PM   #2
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Don't need capacitance as it is a MC. Mine is loaded with 150R. Try 100R and 250R and least capacitance as possible.
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Old 16th October 2010, 10:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, Irealise now re the capacitance and have been playing with 15oR 100R and 50R. Thanks SGregory
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A good rule of thunb is 10x the cartridge impedance for starters. Salt from there to your taste.
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Are there any issues if loading with 0 ohm, i.e. working in current generator mode of operation?
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Are there any issues if loading with 0 ohm, i.e. working in current generator mode of operation?
I know a number of people who are doing this with the DL-103 and low noise bipolar op-amps, apparently it works just fine. I haven't tried it with mine - I'm using Partridge 977 which work great for me straight into 47K.. (and they're only abou $80 a pair on ebay.uk)
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I just asked it because I own a DL-103 with a Dynavector PE-1 "Phono Enhancer" MC head amplifier. I could not find any circuit diagram from the latter, but I have the manual, and it states the input represents an "unusual" load to the cartridge. There are shielded transformers and opamps inside (without type number). I suppose it is an active/passive I/V converter.
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Are there any issues if loading with 0 ohm, i.e. working in current generator mode of operation?

I read in an old Elector mag,if I can recall correctly,that current gen mode, 0 ohm loading, might be dangerous for the coils of the cartridge,because of the currrent flow back to the generator.I do not know if that's true.


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