Audio Note (UK) AN-S3 (MC Cartridge) Step-Up Transformer
When delving into the nuanced world of audio, the key is to attain the purest, unadulterated sound. Audio Note (UK), a brand synonymous with the finest in audio engineering, introduces the AN-S3 Step-Up Transformer, meticulously crafted for enthusiasts using a moving coil (MC) cartridge paired with a phono preamp. This unique setup typically boasts an inherent moving magnet (MM) input stage, which, while competent, may not extract the absolute potential of an MC cartridge. The AN-S3 elegantly bridges this gap.
At its core, the AN-S3 is more than just a device. It’s an embodiment of Audio Note (UK)’s relentless pursuit of perfection. Its main task is twofold: to amplify the low-output signal from an MC cartridge and to provide a seamless impedance match, ensuring that it can be effortlessly connected to a standard MM phono preamp. This not only extends the versatility of your existing setup but also elevates its performance to a realm previously untouched.
What sets the AN-S3 apart is its proprietary transformer. Unlike off-the-shelf components, every transformer within the AN-S3 is a marvel of craftsmanship, exclusively produced by Audio Note (UK). Their commitment to excellence is evident in the choice of materials: the transformers feature a delicate balance of 0.1 mm laminated mumetal 250, coupled with a 99.99% pure Copper wire. This combination guarantees unparalleled sound fidelity, ensuring that every note, every nuance, is reproduced as the artist intended.
Impedance matching, often overlooked, is pivotal in achieving sonic brilliance. Recognizing this, the AN-S3 is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Instead, it’s a testament to Audio Note (UK)’s understanding of diverse audio setups. Offered in six distinctive versions, the AN-S3 caters to a spectrum of impedance needs, from low to medium, culminating in high impedance. By ensuring that the MC Cartridge’s impedance resonates harmoniously with that of the AN-S3, listeners are treated to a sound experience that’s both immersive and true.
The AN-S3 Step-Up Transformer represents a culmination of Audio Note (UK)’s expertise and passion. Its unmatched craftsmanship, combined with a deep understanding of audio dynamics, makes it an invaluable addition to any discerning audio enthusiast’s collection. For those who strive for audio excellence, the AN-S3 is not just a choice; it’s a necessity.
At Soundlux Audio, we understand the intricacies of audio and are here to guide you in your quest for the perfect sound. If the AN-S3 triggers your interest or if you wish to explore its prowess in person, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our doors are always open for an audition, and our team is ever eager to answer any questions you may have. Your journey to impeccable sound begins with a conversation. Let’s embark on it together.
-AN-S3/L – 3 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S3/LM – 4 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S3/ML – 9 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S3/M – 16 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S3/MH – 36 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S3/H – 64 Ohm input impedance
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 47K Ohm
CHANNEL BALANCE: +/-0.3dB
INTERNAL WIRING: 99.99% pure Copper
AVAILABLE FINISHES: Fascia – Anodised Aluminium or Black Acrylic
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