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MC-999 VIP II MC Boost Transformer

Product code: mc999vip2-l3

Astro MC-999 VIP II MC Boost Transformer

Regular price ¥753,500 円
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This is a made-to-order product. Estimated delivery time is about 3 months.

Uncompromising materials and technology

Conveying the full sound from the MC cartridge

The beautiful wiring and finish are handmade by our master wiring engineers using carefully selected top-quality materials. The sound quality is dynamic, beautifully clear, and reproduces the sound delicately and vividly from low to high frequency range. This is an MC cartridge step-up transformer of the highest quality product that provides music reproduction that has never been experienced before.
The MC-999VIP�U series main body is made of 20mm thick oxygen-free copper panels on the front, back, left and right sides, and 10mm thick oxygen-free copper panels on the top and bottom, and is finished by milling and lathe machining. The wiring material is 0.9mm oxygen-free copper single wire with gold-plated Teflon coating for insulation, which greatly affects the sound quality. The wiring is independent of the left and right channels, and Astro-Denshi's specialty aerial wiring is used to improve channel separation. The chassis is made of a super-heavy weight to suppress vibration from both inside and outside, and the entire inside is laminated with anti-vibration material to eliminate vibrations that may adversely affect sound quality. The rotary switches are custom-made and gold-plated by Seiden. In order to eliminate electrical loss and distortion as much as possible, there is only one input switch. The system has been simplified as much as possible for further pursuit of sound quality.
The input and output terminals are made of pure copper and finished with beautiful rhodium plating for excellent corrosion and wear resistance. The insulator is machined from a 30mm round oxygen-free copper rod and mounted with calfskin between the bottom plates.
The surprisingly high information content and freshness, the sense of scale of the vast sound field, and the profound and realistic reproduction of the low frequency range make you realize that even the cartridges you are used to hearing have not yet reached their full potential and true performance.

The Hashimoto transformer is available in three types: A-type: HM-3, X-type: HM-X, and G-type: HM-7, depending on your preference. If you prefer a more clear sound, we recommend using HM-3.
Step-up ratio (gain) HM-3 HIGH: 12Ω, 20x, 26dB LOW: 3Ω, 40x, 32dB
HM-X HIGH: 12Ω, 15x, 23dB LOW: 3Ω, 30x, 29dB
HM-7 HIGH: 12Ω, 15x, 23dB LOW: 3Ω, 30x, 29dB
Input impedance LOW: 3Ω (2Ω~7Ω) High: 12Ω(7Ω~40Ω)
Load Impedance 47kΩ(2.7Ω rated)
Frequency response HM-3 15Hz - 50kHz(-1dB)
HM-X 15Hz - 100kHz(-1dB)
HM-7 15Hz - 80kHz(-1dB)
Insertion Loss 1.5dB
Input impedance switching PASS, HIGH, LOW
Separation 93dB
Size W200 x D200 x H100mm
Weight 17kg
Input/Output 1 input 1 output