When you see movies of someone as a young person you forget they grow old and die. RIP Ryan.
On a similar topic, was watching Die Hard last night, filmed when Bruce Willis was in his early/mid 30's. Born a year before me in 1955, he is now down the dementia road at 68. In his last movies a couple of years ago, he would turn up and wonder why he was at a movie set, and had to repeat his lines coming through an earpiece having lost the ability to learn them.
It it based on a spreadsheet implementation of a model in a National Semi databook. But with more frequency data points, and with amplifier noise taken into account.
And yes, you can always parallel opamps, summing their outputs via 10 ohm resistors. But even a single NE5534A is less than 2.5dB worse than the SNR with a noiseless amp (which is -80.4dB - depending on cartridge R and L) - so it is diminishing return. Parallel two NE5534A and you get to 1.6dB - so all you have found is 0.7dB in SNR. Parallel 4 and you find another 0.4dB and hence get to around 1dB of a noiseless amp.
I loved Paper Moon so much when it came out, and that's what I think of most when I think of either Ryan or Tatum. Although I kinda had a crush on Tatum in the Bad News Bears, and thought she was really hot by Little Darlings.