BELLARI MT502µ STEP-UP PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER

BELLARI MT502µ STEP-UP PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER
BELLARI MT502µ STEP-UP PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER
BELLARI MT502µ STEP-UP PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER
BELLARI MT502µ STEP-UP PHONO PRE-AMPLIFIER

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$499.00 

HAND-BUILT IN THE USA


The new 2019 Bellari MT502µ is a stereo, moving coil step-up transformer that raises the low level of a moving coil cartridge up to a moving magnet level. Making your moving coil cartridge compatible with your moving-magnet phono preamp. 

“The Bellari MT502 transformer: $499 Housed in Bellari’s familiar powder-coated red chassis, the MT502 step-up transformer features hand-wound coils, gold-plated inputs and outputs, and a ground lift. The MT502 produced a quiet background, sharp transients, and taut, fast, well-defined bass. A perfect match to Bellari’s VP130 moving-magnet phono preamp."
  - Stereophile, Vol.33 No.11

Stereophile’s ‘Recommended Components’ list in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015… OK, you can see a pattern here.


The MT502µ is all hand-built in the USA. The MT502µ is as much art as it is sonic perfection.
 
Moving coil cartridges should be stepped up with transformers to get the best sound quality. The issue with almost all phono preamps that claim they are MM and MC compatible is that most are MM phono preamps that in the MC setting simply boost the gain. This can create issues with sound quality. The fact of the matter is, MC cartridges need a transformer to be at their best. If you look at very high end systems, they all use step-up transformers.
 
Bellari don’t just boost the gain of their phono preamps and then call them MC compatible. They build a proper step-up transformer the MT502µ to truly make your MC cart sound the way it should.

The 502µ has a selectable turns ratio so you no longer need to match your cartridge with a step-up transformer. The MT502µ will match almost any cartridge with its selectable turns ratio switch. Its like having two step-up transformers in one unit. The 12:1 is designed to work with carts like the Denon DL103 or 103R or similar. The 30:1 is designed to work with carts that need more gain/level.
 
The “µ” stands for Mu Metal as that is the metal now encasing the 2019 MT502 transformers. Mu Metal is one of the best shielding materials known. The new transformers are hand wound, potted, encased in Mu Metal and then placed into a copper chassis that has been gold plated. This is all done one at a time, by hand.

    TECH SPECS

    Input Impedance: 30 - 300 Ohms
    Output Impedance: 30k Ohms
    Max Output Gain: 11.1dB @ 1kHz at .1% dist.
    THD: .02% @1Khz
    Dimensions: 4 w x 4 d x 1.1 h in.

    Weight: 4 lbs.
    Warranty: 1 yr.

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    SHIPPING: The shipping weight of the Bellari MT502µ is 6 lbs. Shipment by FEDEX Ground/Insured is FREE if your delivery addresses is within the 48 continental states. If your delivery address is in Alaska, Hawaii, Canada or other location outside of the USA, please call (480-607-2277) or email sales@theaudiolegacy.com to determine the shipping cost and to place your order.  Duties, taxes and fees on shipments to destinations outside of the USA are NOT included in the price.