Ceramic Cartridges and RIAA Equalization 2009-04-26 20:32:37 The upcoming page* showcasing the USB turntables samples I've been posting put a renewed focus on ceramic cartridges. This caused me to update the case against ceramic carts in the turntable guide.I added a new section on RIAA equalization and would appreciate a review for technically accuracy. In particular, I would like you to pick apart this declaration:[quote author=USB Turntable Guide link=msg=0 date=]Ceramic cartridges don't require a pre-amplifier yet still approximate the RIAA curve. You might say that ceramic cartridges equalize the audio signal organically: They rely on their chemical composition to implement the RIAA curve.[/quote]Am I over simplifying? Are there capacitors or other components down the line that also affect the equalization of the signal or is it truly all in the cart itself?As always, I appreciate your insights.-Jeff * Sneak preview. This is the only link on the Internet leading to that page.