Preamp Specs for the V15 Type III

FAQ #2618 Updated October 23, 2008

Question:

I am interested in buying either a Graham Slee or KAB audiophile quality phono preamp for use with my Shure V15 Type III cartridge and Thorens TD145 turntable, however I am concerned about load requirements. The V15 requires 47khz and 400-500pf, whereas both preamps are rated at 47khz and 115pf. What problems, if any will this cause me? Will sonic quality be compromised?

Answer:

What problems, if any will this cause me?
* No problems, but the high end will be brighter.

Will sonic quality be compromised?
* Only if you find the sound too bright.

You can add a 250 pF capacitor in parallel with each preamp input thus changing the input capacitance to 365 pF.

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