Ortofon ST-80 SE Moving Coil transformer
The ST-80 Special Edition Moving coil transformer delivers a detailed
reproduction with a touch of warmth accompanied by a full bodied sound
quality. Compared with existing models, ST-80 SE has a larger bobbin,
more layers in the permalloy core and more coil windings.
The transformer is magnetically shielded in a permalloy case, which
in turn is inserted into a robust 10mm thick aluminum cylinder bored out
of a solid aluminum block. Together with the heavy metal case the
transformer effectively isolates against environmental noise.
stability of the transformer is superb thanks to its substantial weight
of 1.5 kg, ensuring it stays in place even when cables are attached.
ST-80 SE is built as a pure dual mono model, which ensures maximum
channel separation. Internal point-to-point wiring is made by Teflon
insulated, solid-core pure OFC copper-wire plated with gold. Together
with high quality gold plated RCA jacks with Teflon insulation that
ensures the optimum signal transmission and integrity.
The ST-80 SE will be a perfect match to most high quality MC cartridges, such as the
Cadenza series, Exclusives series (Xpression, MC Anna, MC A95, MC
Windfeld Ti, MC Century), also the historical MC A90 and MC Windfeld, as
well as the SPU cartridges.
The combination of the Xpression, ST-80 SE and TA-110 tonearm gives a supreme experience!