Several people have been in touch lately with questions on how to modify the PCB into something it isn't right now. Popular requests are balanced inputs and/or balanced outputs, and DC servo on the outputs.

16.10.18 03:08 PM - Comment(s)

We've seen how the RIAA filter behaves with low and very low capacitor values. (See all simulation articles here) Now let's have a look at what happens if the capacitor values are higher than the recommended ones.


This is the Muffsy Phono Preamp with capacitor values that are 2.5% higher than specifi...

04.05.16 04:13 PM - Comment(s)

I wanted to know what happened to the Muffsy RIAA compliance if the capacitors were out of spec, and started with a plausible scenario where the capacitors were 3% below their stated values.


This time, lets see what happens if the capacitor values are extremely low. Let's say they're 10% below what ...

18.03.16 09:44 AM - Comment(s)

The RIAA equalization added to vinyl records can and do vary wildly, and you might rightfully say that a phono stage's RIAA compliance doesn't matter too much.


It's still a standard, and it should be one of the considerations when choosing a phono stage.


The Muffsy Phono Preamp uses Wima MKS2 capacito...

09.03.16 12:54 PM - Comment(s)

Measuring the actual Muffsy Phono stage reveals a very good RIAA compliance, with a little extra amplification of the bass.


THIS ARTICLE HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH IMPROVED MEASUREMENTS.


The specifications for the Muffsy Phono Preamp PP-3 states that the RIAA compliance is a miniscule +/-0.025 dB. That's ...

06.10.15 03:25 PM - Comment(s)