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Input transformers to replace the electronically balanced input and output stages Units with transformer options GAINSTATION ...  All product info

£ 101.00
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available soon, estimated to be in stock: May 17, 2021
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Lundahl Transformers

Input transformers to replace the electronically balanced input and output stages

Units with transformer options GAINSTATION 1 Input transformer only (Model 2161) GAINSTATION 8 Input transformer only (Model 2161) TRACK ONE Input transformer only (Model 2161) CHANNEL ONE Input and output (Models 2161 and 2052) GOLDMIKE MK2 Inputs and outputs (Models 2161 and 2052) QURE Inputs and outputs (Models 2051 and 2052) KULTUBE Inputs and outputs (Models 2051 and 2052)

Sound We think a good part of the "warmth" that is commonly associated with vintage gear comes from transformers. With transformers the low end and lower mids sound rounder, full-bodied with more punch. The top end gets a silky touch and benefits from improved presence without sounding boosted. Reasons are reduced odd harmonics (which produce harsh top end impressions) and a slower characteristic compared to electronic stages which causes a more voluminous sound. We recommend transformers especially for vocals while electronic stages can be better for highest precision in signal transmission (transients), but in the end it's a question of personal taste, which mics are in use and so on.

Transformers in preamps Used in SPL preamps or channel strips, the input transformers add ca. 14dB (depending on the microphone) of gain. This must be added to the scaled values. The additional passive gain relieves the complete unit permanently at any gain level. That's why the input transformer is more important in preamps, but to benefit from all possible sonic effects and full operational safety, both input and output should be equipped with transformers. If SPL preamps only offer an input transformer option, the simple reason is not enough space.

Operational safety Transformers transmit the signal by induction. This means there is no static connection (like a wire) to transmit the signal. This protects the unit from damage caused by power failures in the input/output connections. In addition, hum problems are effectively avoided if balanced connections are used throughout. That's why transformers can be very interesting for units used in facilities that need highest operational safety (broadcast, sound reinforcement). Another notable advantage for many live and recording applications is that much longer cable lengths are possible with no loss in signal quality.

Prices, mounting Since Lundahl transformers are precious hand made components (see PDF "Lundahl Design") we offer them as an option to let each user decide on this investment. Transformers can be equipped also after purchase by qualified technicians. Please contact your local distributor for details on pricing and mounting.

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