Clearaudio Absolute Phono and Phono Inside

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jperry

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Yamaha did this in the late 70's and early 80's, so interesting, but something done before, and not the first as claimed
 

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Would anyone be surprised if that's eventually done within the cartridge?
 

JackD201

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Would anyone be surprised if that's eventually done within the cartridge?
If we're looking at a 1v output I'm pretty sure it could be done today, power supply being external of course. No idea how a shrunken gain stage would stack up against one without any size and weight constraints. Never say never.
 

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Think tiny battery, micro electronics, 3-5dB gain, enough to overcome loses. And trade some of the cartridge's shell to balance off the extra weight.