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Friday, April 12, 2019  |  4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Open to All Attendees!

What is a "Current Mode" phono stage? Understanding phono cartridge electrical specifications.

A “current mode” (a.k.a. transimpedance) low output moving coil phono stage offers some surprising advantages. There is no fiddling around with load resistance settings because cartridge loading is automatic. Even better, a current mode phono stage can actually improve a cartridge’s tracking ability! The presentation will explore the benefits of current mode contrasted with (conventional) voltage mode phono stages. As a bonus, we’ll also learn how to interpret the seemingly arcane technical electrical information found in a phono cartridge spec sheet.