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    Does anyone have experience of these?

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    I'm presuming that you've seen this piece from TNT http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/mc_3xfr_e.html

    I have no experience of these transformers but I do feel that there is probably a good reason why almost nobody makes such transformers using toroidal cores.

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    Yes, outstanding SUT, for me it bettered the highly acclaimed Hashimoto H7's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ammonite Acoustics View Post
    I'm presuming that you've seen this piece from TNT http://www.tnt-audio.com/accessories/mc_3xfr_e.html

    I have no experience of these transformers but I do feel that there is probably a good reason why almost nobody makes such transformers using toroidal cores.
    Actually, they aren't the only ones making toroidal SUTs but it is much more difficult to put windings on a toroidal core than a simple bobbin as used in common EI laminated cores. The machines commonly used to wind toroidal mains transformers won't work with toroids as small as the ones usually used in MC step-up transformers. However, toroidal cores do have advantages. Just as toroidal mains transformers radiate less magnetic field than EI mains transformers, toroidal step-up transformers pick up less external magnetic fields.

    No, I have no direct experience of the Tribute transformers but I have no reason to doubt their performance.

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    I have a set. Best I've tried by a country mile, and that includes Hashis, AN, Mayware, Klangfilm and Luxman.
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    Or for better still performance there are head amps such as the one's I make.... Check out review here http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...156#post822156
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    Or for better still performance there are head amps such as the one's I make.... Check out review here http://theartofsound.net/forum/showt...156#post822156

    do we really need this kind of commercial interference, especially when not true!

    btw, there's quite some toroidal step up transformers out there, tribute, luxman, fidelity research are certainly not "nobody there"
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    I'm happy for arkless to chip in wth his opinion that head amps are better (and even his somewhat shameless plug. grin) as I'm intelligent enough to read up on as many opinions as possible - and of course I read the arkless review but without context (a shoot out) it's impossible to know how it would fair in my system against other contenders. The consensus is in favour of SUT but as all in things it's about system synergy.

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    The Ortofon T-2000 is also a toroidal core SUT, wound with silver wire and originally released to go with the low output MC2000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anubisgrau View Post
    do we really need this kind of commercial interference, especially when not true!

    btw, there's quite some toroidal step up transformers out there, tribute, luxman, fidelity research are certainly not "nobody there"
    Why do you say 'especially when not true'?

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