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Input transformer for His Master's Noise

kevinkr

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Lundahl MC transformers are quite good, I have used a number of them, but you need to provide information on the cartridge you will be using with them.

I am partial to the LL1931 and LL1941 and use 1941s with my SPU A95.

Transformers – K & K Audio

Look at the MC Input transformer section. Kevin Carter is knowledgeable and helpful - a good and willing source of advice.
 
"his master noise"

Sowter 8055 is suitable for MC catridge with internal impedance less than 15 ohms.
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James21

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2019-11-30 11:59 am
Thanks to everyone who replied. I'll contact K & K as suggested. My main cartridge for the past 10 years is a Shelter 901 II MC. I also have an SL 20 E and a Clearaudio Stradivari arriving before Christmas. I don't see any suggestions for vintage transformers. Should they be avoided?
 

kevinkr

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There are vintage types like the UTC HA-100X which are very good, but hideously expensive. I prefer the LL1941 to the 100X.

I have also had Partridge 977 and 973 which while nice were more than a bit euphonic.

The Cinemag 3440A may be a good match to the Shelter cartridge you have. I had a pair, but ended up preferring others.

I've also been down the solid state head amp path which did not work out for me.

I have omitted several other transformers because I no longer remember what they were.. LOL