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Same Moving Coil transformer that is used in the award-winning Icon Audio PS1 and PS3 phono preamps. Hand wired and built in the UK the Icon Audio MC TX is perfect for step up MC transformer requirements.

KEEP your MM phono stage preamp and add the Icon MC TX for Moving Coil Support. Turn your Icon PS2 MM into a PS2 MM/MC with the Icon MC TX. Can be ordered from this website, from CAM, or by contacting and requesting an invoice. 

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For perfect connection see our Graham Slee cables listed on this website.

Designed to complement any Moving Magnet Phono Pre-amplifier The MC TX is perfect for those who want to change from Moving Magnet to Moving Coil without the hassle of changing equipment. Just plug in between your turntable and phono stage nearly any MC will be matched to your amplifier. Designed to get the best out of your moving coil cartridge as used in our PS1 and PS3 phono preamplifiers, we found that many customers were asking for these transformers in a “stand-alone” box that could be used with any phono pre-amplifiers. The MCTX Story “Some years ago when I was a buyer for a hi fi retailer, I was fortunate enough to be invited on a factory visit to a well know pickup manufacturer in Denmark. The visit included various seminars about the manufacture and how to get the best performance from pickups. I came away having learned two very important lessons”:  MM cartridges have a serious flaw that is hard to counter, in that at high frequencies they tend to resonate adding to distortion and noise. One of the reasons why Moving Coil sounds better. 2, Moving Coil cartridges sound better through a transformer, rather than a step-up amp (or stage). This is because the impedance and gain characteristics of a transformer are so well suited to the job. Also, they are noise-free and have very low distortion and hum. Some phono pre-amplifiers have a moving coil (MC) x5 pre-amp fitted, but the results of these can be disappointing as they are usually an extra low-cost microchip stage that adds noise and makes the sound mechanical and uninteresting. Whereas a good quality transformer will add nothing, whilst giving a true interpretation of the original sound. Solid construction is important for protection against noise and vibration. We use high-quality transformers using the best low oxygen copper, made into extremely thin wire, and hand-wind the coils onto the rare earth metal formers. These are triple screened using Mu metal for minimum hum pickup. These are mounted on a stainless steel and alloy chassis using high-quality gold-plated terminals. Your current pre-amp or phono stage may well have the common “one chip” solution to get the extra gain for moving coil cartridges, adding a good Moving Coil but this can be disappointing as all the “true high end” equipment uses the transformer solution. The improvement gained by using the more expensive solution of transformers is not fully understood. But conventional thinking is that using a time-honored simple transformer works much better than using a cheap modern solution that is disappointing. Only a well-made transformer can give the organic interaction that takes place between your expensive pickup and your pre-amplifier. It is a small relatively inexpensive upgrade. We guarantee you will be delighted.

 Specifications and Features  All hand wired point to point  No printed circuit board to ‘color’ sound  Suitable for pickups requiring 10 – 500 Ohms  Low output impedance  Matching pre amp 47k (30-100K)  “By Pass” switch for MM cartridges  Gain = x10/20dB (x1 for “bypass”)  Signal to noise level -90db  Frequency response 10hz to 20khz –1db  Silver PTFE audio cable  Gold plated Input & output terminals  One line input/line output  Transformers made in England (Specifications subject to change)

Icon Audio MC TX (Moving Coil Transformer for MM preamp)

C$1,295.00 Regular Price
C$995.00Sale Price
  • All Icon products sold by Audioarcan have a two-year limited warranty on electronics and 90 days on tubes. Shipping to Audioarcan is at the customer's expense and repair and return shipping to the client is covered under our warranty. 

  • Any product being returned for DOA and replacement will be at a no-cost to client basis. 

    All new product is eligible for return within 10 days of delivery with a minimum of 10% restocking fee and shipping cost reimbursement.  

    Returns on opened product are at the discretion of Audioarcan and subject to a 20% restocking fee plus shipping cost reimbursement. 

    Warranty of 2 years on electronics, 90 days on tubes. 

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