RIAA Equalizer Amplifier Design

RIAA Equalizer Amplifier Design

This article explores  the intracacies of phono amplifier design,  culminating in a few practical designs. Special emphasis is placed on overload margins (critical if you want good sonics from your EQ amp), driving the EQ network adequately and noise.

RIAA Equalization Amplifiers V2.0

Below is the RIAA Calculator Excel spread sheet.  Please read the article above, before attempting to use the tool below.  Once you have calculated your RIAA values,  you are strongly encouraged to check your design out using a spice model – I use LTSpice,  but any  Spice simulator will work.


See also the ‘Inverse RIAA Network’ elsewhere on this site – an invaluable tool to testing RIAA conformity.