Hello, I'm a beginner and I have a question about the RIAA equalization for a phono preamp. Doesn't RIAA specify that starting from 1K, there should be an 18dB increase at 20Hz and an approximately 18dB attenuation at 20KHz for the curve to be relatively good?So, now we have 2 preamps with balanced outputs at a decent price tag: ifi zen and schiit skoll. Schiit have better SINAD, but, (from what I remember) I think ifi have better RIAA and overload behavior.
Schiit have standard XLR connectors, capacitance options for MM and remote control ... I think it justifies the price difference... really tough decision.