One last thing—does anybody actually build the MC transformers right?
In my experience, Quadratic Audio does, http://www.quadraticaudio.com/
. There is a jumper to lift the chassis ground if you need to. It also sounds really good. They are a part of Cinemag
, but it is a lot more than just a box for something from the Cinemag catalogue. The transformers are custom wound. Check out the manual for their transformer
, it has a lot of non-obvious information.
If you are in the market for an advanced MC transformer, you'll do well to consider Quadratic Audio.