Also obvious is a large improvement in sound quality. I don't know that makes a big difference in price besides the trannies. Happy to ship national or worldwide but also very show it working. Get it in time for christmas for yourself. Well, I will save the nitty gritty for my review of the tubed Quicksliver, but for now I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by the Cinemag.
As usual, feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this. If the Shelter 501's sound before was a Garter snake, the 3440A has now turned it into a beastly Anaconda. It is just a notification, log into the site and reply from there. Immediately obvious with the new CineMag 1131 Blue is the nicer quality of construction and more finished look. This post is made possible by the generous of people like you and our sponsors:. Can you give me a little more detail, please? I have heard a number of very low output cartridges that worked particularly well with low output cartridges. If you're not steady with a drill, Front Panel Express or some other company can do the work with a professional fit and finish.
I like the less mechanical sound of better tube stages, which means the use of a step up transformer in most cases additional active amplification stages often mean noise issues. I would not put too much value in this subtle difference because the phono cartridge and step-up transformer combination can and will affect this sense of power to a large degree. It was as if 5 minutes had passed before it was done. The usual comments I hear are just the opposite of your experience. .
The 1131 Blue has tighter bass or less bloom, depending on your perception that makes it easier for the listener to hear bass strings and drum heads vibrating. Happy to ship national or worldwide but also very show it working in santa rosa for local pick up. Secondly, the harmonic presentation must treat all frequencies the same. Into a standard 47k phono preamp, the effective input impedance of the low gain 1:16 ratio is 184 ohms. I built this summer of 2007 and added variable loading which can subtly ship the frequency emphasis. Product Strengths: Outstanding sound for the price.
Maybe too much at this point but from the mfr specs, it looked like the most efficient transfer to go with the high gain tap for my cartridge. The ohm gain gives you full rich sound while 150 setting is more elegant and tight. The Budgie series is Shannon Park's series of audio circuits that are designed around offering both great sound and reasonable pricing, Budgies for audiophiles on a budget. I see the two pages showing diagrams of the leads and of the size and shape, but given my novice level it doesn't make it clear exactly how to solder it together. I use mine with denon 103r and its just superb. If you're interested in either of these options, feel free to contact me.
Good price for a good quality spare headshell. If your cartridge has higher output, or you have a phono pre with unusually high gain, you might want to have the lower gain pair of ratios. This is just delete by another name. You may want to try a somewhat lower impedance with the 150 ohm tap just to see what happens. The CineMags sure are cheaper and easier to get than the the Altecs! It's on their website so you can look at it first.
I've never been a big transformer fan, myself, but again, there are way too many combinations to have tried them all. I don't keep them on hand myself, however, I can wire a box for you using your transformers, or provide you an empty box identical to this one through ebay so you can wire your own. Cinemag cmmi 10b stepup transformers. But no two systems are the same. At 1:40, the effective input impedance is 29 ohms. Please keep this in mind.
The actual gain will drop as the cartridge impedance approaches the input impedance. I build many step up like this and similar. Inputs are on one side along with a grounding post, the outputs are on the opposite side. It has two gain settings and a ground lift switch for maximum flexibility. If there is beauty in simplicity, this design is Kate Upton in a bikini. I would wager to say that you will not believe how large of an impact a simple device like this can have on your enjoyment of analog playback. The load specs from CineMag, 37.