Our pricing for this product is the "MAP Pricing." This means that the prices shown here are the "minimum advertised prices" permitted by the manufacturer. Because these are already the lowest prices possible, the additional incentives usually available under "Frequent Flyer" program do not apply to this item.
Note: Includes 2 Free WA Quantum Transformer Chip Upgrades.
Ultra High quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These transformers were especially designed and tested with low-output moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be done by one person at CineMag.
Built with new CineMag CMQEE-1131 Transformers and gold plated hardware in a hand polished black powder coated cast-aluminum enclosure. All lettering is laser etched. Included are 2 switches: high/low gain and ground/lift.
Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.
These microphone/input transformers are wired to connect a moving coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.
Available in two versions:
Low Output MC: Switchable for 1:10 (20 dB gain) or 1:20 (26 dB gai).
Extreme Low Output MC: Switchable for 1:20 (26 dB gain) or 1:40 (32 dB gain).
(The 1:40 ratio is perfect for those extremely low output cartridges including some by Audio Notes and Ortophon SPU.)
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: All connections are Resistance soldered using the American Beauty system which avoids heat damage to the delicate insulation on the hair-like wires of the transformers. Test equipment is very low current to avoid saturating the transformer cores. You can count on a premier product that is state-of-the-art.
Both transformers are electrically isolated from each other. They are brand new from the factory and work flawlessly.
This unit includes a grounding post that can be used to connect your turntable ground and your preamplifier ground. It also includes a ground "lift" switch. In all modes, the transformer cases and faraday shield internal to the transformers are connected to the ground screw. In the "ground" mode, the phono system minus sides (negative sides) are connected to the grounding lug. This configuration works well for those systems where the turntable ground is connected to the negative leads coming from the phono cartridge or where the negative inputs to the preamp are internally connected to ground. In the "lift" mode, none of the conductors in the RCA jacks are connected to the case, ground, or shield and there is no electrical connection between channels. This design allows you much flexibility to mitigate for ground loops regardless of the configuration of your other equipment.
I take pride in each and every set and provide customer support to make sure that they work well in your system. www.bobsdevices.com contains information on how to best connect this unit to your system including information on grounding and a sketch showing a properly constructed interconnect cable.
I challenge you to find a better built and quieter SUT anywhere!