Ortofon ST-7 Dual Mono MC Step-Up Transformer
Extract Max Performance From Your MC Cartridge or Add MC Capability to Your Phono Preamp With the Ortofon ST-7 Dual Mono MC Step-Up Transformer: Adds 24dB of Gain to Low-Output Cartridges
Drastically improve the sound of your MC phono cartridges and overall analog setup with the Ortofon ST-7 dual-mono MC step-up transformer. Intended for use with low-output (below 0.5mV) MC and MI cartridges, such as the Ortofon MC Quintet Series, ST-7 gives you an additional 24dB of gain while maintaining the quality of the original signal. The dual-mono ST-7 also significantly boosts the performance of your existing phono preamplifier via higher-quality internal wires, individual shielding of the left and right channels, and a sandwich-winding structure that enhances the high-frequency response and results in clear, open, airy sonics from the top to the bottom end. You'll enjoy smoother, richer, more nuanced, and engagingly resolved playback from your vinyl LPs, as well as better drive and a remarkable reduction in grit, grain, and noise. Using an outboard step-up transformer like ST-7 also eliminates the need to use the preamplifier MM/MC push-button switch that degrades the signal quality. ST-7's compact dimensions mean it fits almost anywhere, while solid exterior housing and four rubber feet further eliminate vibrations. Our 100% Money-Back Guarantee and the Made-in-Japan build quality take ST-7 over the top.
Gain: 24 dB at 1 kHz
Recommended cartridge impedance: 2 Ω - 60 Ω
Recommended load: 47 kΩ // 200 pF