Audio Note (UK) AN-S8 (MC Cartridge) Step-Up Transformer
In the realm of hi-fidelity components, certain pieces stand out not just for their technical prowess, but for the craftsmanship and dedication poured into them. The AN-S8 Step-Up Transformer from Audio Note (UK) embodies such distinction, enhancing the depth, clarity, and dynamics of your music in a manner that truly does justice to the artistic intent behind each recording.
The AN-S8’s primary mission is to address the innate challenges posed by the low current output of the Moving Coil (MC) Cartridges. By transforming this low current output into a higher voltage, low current signal, it allows for easier amplification by an MM Phono Stage. The outcome? A considerably improved signal-to-noise ratio that lets listeners revel in a higher fidelity sound, replete with intricate details and robust dynamics.
At the heart of the AN-S8 are the specialized transformers – the result of Audio Note (UK)’s extensive expertise and passion for audio perfection. Crafted using only the finest materials, these transformers are wound with techniques perfected over years, promising unparalleled performance and accuracy. Specifically, the AN-S8 showcases Audio Note (UK) interleaved super mumetal 250 cores, paired with a 99.99% pure Silver wire – a testament to its premium pedigree.
Protection against external noise and interference is paramount for such sophisticated equipment. That’s why the AN-S8 transformers find their abode within large mumetal screening canisters. Further fortifying this sanctuary is a robust copper clamp, securing these sensitive components and ensuring utmost stability.
Recognizing the significance of impedance matching for audio clarity, the AN-S8 offers three distinct versions, each tailored to accommodate various MC cartridge types. Such flexibility guarantees that the connection between the cartridge and the transformer achieves optimal sound quality, regardless of the specific cartridge in use.
However, the ingenuity doesn’t end here. Every AN-S8 now boasts the acclaimed Audio Note (UK) low capacitance Purple PALLAS II silver output cable as a standard inclusion. Hardwired directly to the transformer secondaries, these cables play a pivotal role in diminishing signal loss, facilitating an impeccable signal transfer from the cartridge to the preamp. Their low capacitance attributes further curb noise, augmenting the overall clarity and resolution of your sound system. This dedication to quality and detail is emblematic of Audio Note (UK)’s principle, reinforcing the AN-S8’s stature in the audio world.
The AN-S8 is not merely a piece of equipment; it’s an artifact of audio artistry. Its meticulously curated design and features converge to present listeners with a sound experience that is nothing short of extraordinary.
And, as with all things exceptional, it has to be experienced firsthand. Should you wish to delve deeper into the AN-S8 or any other product from our repertoire, we at Soundlux Audio welcome your inquiries with open arms. Moreover, if the prospect of a live audition appeals to you, consider this an open invitation. Allow us the pleasure of guiding you through the nuances of superior sound.
-AN-S4/L – 3 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S4/M – 20 Ohm input impedance
-AN-S4/H – 400 Ohm input impedance
OUTPUT IMPEDANCE: 47K Ohm
CHANNEL BALANCE: +/-0.3dB
INTERNAL WIRING: 99.99% pure Silver
AVAILABLE FINISHES: Fascia – Anodised Aluminium or Black Acrylic
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