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Audio Magic XFDT988N1:1 Hi-Fi Audio Transformer v2.0 | Vintage Iron


  • Fully Assembled & Tested
  • Users Guide Included
  • Pro Audio Equipment

2 in stock

  • Description

    Audio Magic XFDT988N1:1 Hi-Fi Stereo Audio Transformer v2.0 | Vintage Iron

    The v2.0 Audio Transformer designs offer enclosed transformers for better electrical shielding. The units are all hand wired with twisted pair and point-to-point connections. The desk design provides more options for ratio, bypass, attenuation, termination, ground lift and other functional buttons and switches. XLR connectors, special functions and/or switches can be added per request. Images are of the 1:2 v2.0 with XLR and Bypass and the original version. The 1:1 units look exactly the same with the exception of the ratio switches; and come with termination switches.

    This essential passive audio magic XFDT988N1:1 brings color, detail, improved sonic image, spacial separation, harmonics, and glue to your audio mix. Low-frequency phase shift enhances bass frequencies. These are 1988 European manufactured transformers, used in telephone systems, and are responsible for high performance audio distribution. Dubbed the Audio Magic XFDT988N1:1, this piece of gear will add subtle character to your audio recordings and mixes. Sounds are glued together, in an ear pleasing way, as they transition through the magnetic medium.

    Limited Edition | Only 5 Available: This stereo European new-old-stock (purchased 10-26-21) high performance audio output transformer, is a no compromise, professional audio signal transformer primarily intended for line level input and output applications. This broadcast / pro-audio quality audio signal transformer offers low distortion, even at high signal levels. These rare units provide a unique sound. We chose the 100% iron core transformer for this design because of it’s vintage coloring. It exhibits wide bandwidth, common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), and distortion characteristics from 30Hz to 24kHz. Steel transformer shield provides comprehensive electrical shielding.

    Seen here, the 1st pre-production unit delivered subtle warming and gluing of the audio signal. As well as opening up the the sonic image and frequency spectrum. High quality die-cast magnesium enclosure. Large non-slip rubber feet. Quality 1/4″ TRS audio I/O connectors. Transformers fabricated per order. NI Maschine and studio equipment not included. Peep the audio transformer article to learn more.

    STLNDRMS “Lupin The 3rd Type Beat” | MPC3000 Sounds, Ableton Sequence, Analog Dub Mix

    Signal flow…. MPC3000 into a Big Noise MPC XFDT988N 1:2 into a set of UAD apollos (a 8 and an x8) Arrange and edit itb, Then record that to my tape machine to give it life. Tape machine feeds this Yamaha PM1000. Running effect sends to this Mixwizard WZ16:2 (mixwiz has 6 sends and I can put the return from my fx on channels without eating up space on the PM. The direct outs from the PM (Mod) feed this Neve 8816 summing mixer. The Neve does mid/side and some other cool mastering section stuff (stereo widener, parallel processing on the busses etc.) from there its an old Meyer CP10 stereo eq (7 band para running in mid side because of the neve) and a set of Calrec bus comps (neve diode style) in serial for weight/glue. I come off the calrecs and drive/clip (1-2db on Drum peaks) my ad converter (Burl B2 bomber). Whats coming off the Burl is exactly what you’re hearing. Recording the digital inputs direct to the video.

    Boutique Audio Magic Transformers by Big Noise MPC v2.0 | YouTube Video Spotlight

    Released Nov 21, 2023: “Boutique Audio Magic Transformers by Big Noise MPC v2.0″ Produced by Big Noise, Edited by Noiseman. In 2003 I read a few articles on audio transformers. After producing music in the early 90’s I knew how much I loved the analog sound. Bought my first pair of vintage UTC steel core transformers in 2018, commonly used in the classic Teletronix LA-2A units on the input and output.”

    This unit can be put to work during sampling, recording, mixing and mastering. Using it at all project stages can achieve results previously only achieved at large studios. These 600 ohm 1988 European made transformers, using 100% iron cores, impart vintage iron characteristics and create nostalgic sonic performance. Use for for eliminating ground loops with interconnected equipment. This product allows project and home studios to achieve outstanding audio quality, at affordable cost. Hand built and tested in the USA, with quality and passion.

    XFDT988N1:1 Audio Transformer v2.0 | Beat Maker Equipment & Provisions | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


    • Stereo I/O: Left & Right Channels
    • Fully Balanced: Tip, Ring, Sleeve
    • Frequency Response: +/- 0.3 / 0.05 dB 30 Hz to 24 kHz
    • Termination Switch Per Channel | Mini Toggle, DPDT, On-On
    • Power Level Max: +23 dBu at 1 kHz
    • Distortion at 1 kHz, +4 dBu Test Circuit 1 | 0.009%
    • Winding Ratio: 1:1 | 600:600 Ohm
    • Production Issue: 1988 | New Old Stock
    • MN: DTN-1 4.732.019 ET
    • Core Material: 100% Iron
    • Impedance: 600:600 Ohms
    • DC Resistance: 23 Ohms Primary, 31 Ohms Secondary
    • Heavy Gauge Steel Shield | External
    • Heavy Cast Aluminum Shield v2.0 | External
    • Product Dimensions (WxDxH): 7.88″ x 4.75″ x 4.75″
    • Product Weight: 4 Pounds | 10 Ounces

    Handling: 5 to 15 Days
    Shipping: This product is shipped USPS Priority Mail. Other shipping options available upon request.


  • Shipping Info

    Weight 5 lbs
    Dimensions 11 × 9 × 6 in
  • Documentation

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