Custom Crankpot ST-1C is a specially designed unit to maintain audiophile grade sound transparency. Our MC Step-up Transformer is a result of hours of focused listening to black vinyl while verifying various configurations of different transformers with divergent materials designed to shield the sensitive electronic equipment. Neither the wires, RCA sockets, isolation of the housing nor the material with which the box is made was chosen randomly.
ST-1C is equipped with a pair of custom handwound transformers developed to use the amorphous magnetic circuit and massively shielded against static or low-frequency magnetic fields. The elements selected and tested with highest precision are placed in a handcrafted wooden box. The inside of the housing is layered with a cooper foil in order to protect the item completely from the static and non-static electric fields – known as the Faraday’s cage. Thereby the main facet of our MC Step-up Transformer is its lack of characteristics facilitating the uncontaminated amplification of the signal to ensure an ideal reproduction of the originally recorded sound.
|Model Name||Crankpot ST-1C|
|Device Type||MC Step-up Transformer|
|Gain Settings||14dB, 20dB,26dB (depending on the specifications of Moving Coil Cartridge) Owing to the very weak signal passing through the transformer's primary winding, the gain change is configured by resoldering of the wires, given that no switch is appropriate for this task|
|Input Impedance||120 ohms for 47 k ohms|
|Nominal Input Level||1mV for 14dB 0,5mV for 20dB 0,25mV for 26dB|
|Output Impedance||10 k ohms|
|Nominal Output Level||5 mV|
|Recommended Load Impedance||47 k ohms|
|THD Output Level||≤ 0,003% 150mV/15 k ohms|
|Headroom||30dB above the nominal level|
|Connectors||INPUT pair high-end RCA
OUTPUT pair high-end RCA
GROUNDING pair high-end Binding posts
3 lbs 7.9 oz.
|Accessories||Product Identification Card (incl. serial number and information about the unit)|
|Transformers||Genuine pair of custom handwound transformers developed to use the amorphous magnetic circuit and shielded against static or low-frequency magnetic fields.|
|Wiring||High-End Silver wires|
|RCA sockets||High-End Performance Pure Red copper RCA sockets CMC 805-2.5-CU-R|
|Grounding||High-End Performance Binding posts CMC-858-S-CU-R|