This Sky 30 is a lightly used piece in very good to excellent condition. We took it in on a trade in and have it priced to move! Lists new for $1250!
The Sky 30...
Has newly designed Ultra High
quality laminations, lower inductance and superior sound. These
transformers were especially designed and tested with several low-output
moving coil cartridges. These are very difficult transformers to
construct and require a precision manufacturing process that can only be
done by David Geren at CineMag. Unlike the 1131, the SKY has custom
designed laminations and the inductance of the SKY is even lower. In
addition, the bandwidth is extended a little further.
Hand Crafted, Moving Coil (MC) Cartridge Step-up Transformer (SUT)
built with new CineMag SKY (Blue Version) Transformers and gold plated
hardware in a hand polished black powder coated cast-aluminum enclosure.
All lettering is laser etched. Included are 2 switches: high/low gain
Includes premium construction with C&K Brand Silver contact toggle switches, and Deluxe Gold Plated RCA jacks.
Optional XLR connectors are available on a larger custom chassis without laser etching
These specially designed transformers are wired to connect a moving
coil cartridge (on a turntable) to a phono preamplifier, phono input of
a receiver, or your preamp's phono input.
The SKY 30 is switchable for 1:15 (24 dB gain) or 1:30 (30
dB gain). The SKY 20 is switchable for 1:10 (20dB) or 1:20 (26dB), The
SKY 10 is switchable for 1:5 (14dB) or 1:10 (20dB). The SKY 40 is not
switchable and is set at 1:40 (32 dB). Any of the SKY Step up
transformers are available at a fixed ratio, without a switch at the
same price, just email firstname.lastname@example.org for that order.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES: All
connections are Resistance soldered using the American Beauty system
which avoids heat damage to the delicate insulation on the hair-like
wires of the transformers. Test equipment is very low current to avoid
saturating the transformer cores. You can count on a premier product
that is state-of-the-art.
unit includes a grounding post that can be used to connect your
turntable ground and your preamplifier ground. It also includes a
ground "lift" switch. In all modes, the transformer cases and faraday
shield internal to the transformers are connected to the ground screw.
In the "ground" mode, the phono system minus sides (negative sides) are
connected to the grounding lug. This configuration works well for those
systems where the turntable ground is connected to the negative leads
coming from the phono cartridge or where the negative inputs to the
preamp are internally connected to ground. In the "lift" mode, none of
the conductors in the RCA jacks are connected to the case, ground, or
shield and there is no electrical connection between channels. This
design allows you much flexibility to mitigate for ground loops
regardless of the configuration of your other equipment.