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RE: Request for help regarding cart - cable compatibility

I don't have much experience with MM cart's but I'll offer some help, maybe. If I'm not mistaken, the 501 cable is the stock cable for the SME?
That cable has never been touted as a world beater, most people claim changing it out is a benefit. I don't know how much of a difference 50 pF will make btwn the two cables but I'm guessing what you are hearing is the difference btwn each cable's "sound". There's a bigger diff in sound btwn most cables than what 50 pF will dictate. Some cables show big differences, some don't. Then there's "break-in" sound if it's a new cable as well. Do you like the Audioquest cable better? Get one or try some others.
I wish I shared your problem with roll-off, my issue is the opposite, a peaky treble, though not due to cables but that's what I try to use when I have an issue.


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  • RE: Request for help regarding cart - cable compatibility - Roastaman 11:46:18 03/16/17 (0)

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