MC step-up transformer

Information sheets - MC step-up transformer

If you have a phono input or a phono preamp solely dedicated to high output cartridges (MM) and want to use a low output cartridge (MC), you'll need a transformer. This element is very simple: it consists of two coils, for stereo purposes, which are used to step up voltage. Gain is expressed in decibels (20-30 dB). It is essential to check for compatibility with the cartridge (impedance). The quality of the coil winding and wire used affect the sound quality. The cable supplied with the transformer must be used to connect it to the preamp or a specific cable must be used as it also significantly influences frequency response, tonal balance and transparency.