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In the Thread: AMR PH-77: just another phonostage or more?
Post Subject: The PH-77’s curves selector is done properly.Posted by Romy the Cat on: 7/18/2009
 Paul S wrote:
I thought of the AMR equalization curve options as I listened to a London FFRR LP (Kubelik/VPO/New World) today using my new technique to optimize stylus tracking.

The FFRRs are well known to have some extra LF, all right, but with optimum VTA this recording was obviously not standard RIAA, so strong and freakish is the deepest "bass" with my standard-RIAA-only phono stage.

As it happens, the AMR offers up several (4) different equalization curve options just for the various London/Decca FFRR!

I hope I don't start morbidly cruising through my old LPs just to check for equalization mis-matches!

How sick would that be!?!
Actually I have explored this feature in context of PH-77. It looks like they did it properly: all curves might be recalled individually for each arm from a REMOTE CONTROL and each arm might be returned to its default preset curve by one single click of remote control. It sound very smart and does not sound sick at all. You put a record, you flip on your remote the curves until you get a right one and then you mark the records with info about the right curve. Sure, it would be cool to automate the process and to let the PH-77 to “hear” sound and to figure out the right curve or to scan the labels… Anyhow, since it is manageable from remote then it is not a problem…

The Cat

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