Expressly Made to Elevate the Performance of High-Output Moving-Coil Cartridges: Rothwell MC1-H Step-Up Transformer Provides Increased Signal Levels and Signal-to-Noise Ratio
If you have a Denon DL-110, Hana EH, Hana SH, Benz Micro, or any high-output moving-coil cartridge where the output voltage measures significantly lower than a typical MM cartridge (about 5mV), the Rothwell Audio MC1-H step-up transformer is made for you. Any high-output MC cartridge with an output voltage in the range of 0.8mV to 1.8mV will benefit from the increased signal level and improved signal-to-noise ratio. Boasting an input impedance of 400 ohms and optimum load impedance of 47k, the compact MC1-H offers extremely wide bandwidth, plays with ultra-low distortion, and will take your MC cartridge to its full potential. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
Why You Should Have a Transformer – And Why They Are Rarely Seen
The purpose of MC1-H is not simply to allow moving-coil cartridges to be used with moving-magnet phonostages (most valve designs, for example), but to allow high-output moving-coil cartridges the chance to realize their full potential. Transformers have much more benign distortion characteristics than active circuits and are capable of producing a sublime soundstage with detail and separation unsurpassed by the more common transistor and op-amp alternatives. The reason transformers are so rarely seen nowadays is because they are incredibly expensive compared to transistors and chips. A complete moving-coil phonostage is obviously more convenient than a separate transformer and moving-magnet phonostage, and a moving-coil phonostage made entirely with solid-state circuitry is considerably cheaper to produce than one with transformers.
Voltage Gain: 10dB (x3.2)
Input Impedance: 400 ohms
Optimum Load Impedance: 47k + 150pF
Bandwidth: 5Hz - 36kHz (+0/-3dB)
Cartridge Compatibility (O/P): 0.8mV - 1.8mV (ideal), 1.8mV - 2.5mV (acceptable)
Cartridge Compatibility (Imp.): <200 ohms
Dimensions: 2.4" x 6.1" x 3.6"
Weight: 1.3 lbs.