MC Step-up Transformer - Ortofon Verto
MC Step-up Transformer - Ortofon Verto
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MC Step-up Transformer - Ortofon Verto
MC Step-up Transformer - Ortofon Verto

MC Step-up Transformer - Ortofon Verto

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New moving coil step-up transformer by Ortofon


The Verto takes the high road to audio reproduction, combining the finest components available with world class engineering for unparalleled sound reproduction. Starting with exceptional quality Lundahl transformers and surrounded by a specialized mu-metal shielding, the Verto reproduces every detail in a complex passage with utter purity, free from both internal and external sources of interference.

A dual mono design, the Verto provides discrete circuitry for each channel, resulting in the elimination of crosstalk and potential distortions. The Verto sounds cleaner and clearer with substantially increased stereo imaging. Verto’s expansive stereo separation provides lifelike realism and accurate tonal balance, devoid of coloration.

To further minimize signal degradation and maximize signal flow, Verto has been engineered using high quality industrial grade PCBs. Gold plated RCA jacks with Teflon insulation provide optimal conductivity for use with high quality interconnects and internally, the unit is assembled with an absolute bare minimum of internal wiring, preserving absolute signal integrity.



  • Dual mono step-up transformer
  • Internal jumpers for gain and impedance
  • Gold plated RCA connectors with Tefl on insulation
  • Minimal internal wirering, high quality PCB
  • Excellent shielded due to Mu-Metal can and metal cabinet
  • Transformers made for Ortofon by Lundahl transformers
  • Trafo output loading 47 kOhm / 200 pF
  • Dimensions 75 X 125 X 170 mm
  • Recomended load; 47 Kohm, 200 pF



  • Configuration A
    • Recomended cartridge impedance 5-50 Ohm
    • Gain 1kHz 24 dB
    • Freq response 10 Hz - 100 kHz ± 1 dB

  • Confi guration B
    • Recomended cartridge impedance < 10 Ohm
    • Gain 1kHz 30 dB
    • Freq response 10 Hz - 80 kHz ± 1 dB


Why use a transformer?

Step-Up Transformers (SUT) are a serious option for anyone who owns a Moving Coil (MC) cartridge, one that can significantly improve both the sound quality and sonic character.  Quite simply, a good transformer is the best way to audition an MC cartridge with the highest performance possible.

Since the output of MC cartridges is lower than that of a Moving Magnet (MM), higher gain is required to utilize them, such as that provided by SUTs or MC phono preamplifiers.  Although both devices provide this requirement, both are fundamentally different in function and in sonic character.  This is where SUTs are frequently seen as superior; they are completely passive and offer exceptional noise performance and sound quality.

This is due to the fact that the structure of harmonic and intermodulation distortion is fundamentally different between MC-preamps and SUTs. While an MC pre-amplifier has a constant resistive input impedance, an SUT has an input impedance that is frequency dependent. The harmonic distortion produced by SUTs is highest at the lowest frequencies and drops as the frequency rises, whereas in most MC preamps the distortion increases as the frequency rises.  Combined with significantly lower Intermodulation Distortion (IMD), the sound produced with an SUT will be much more open, dynamic, spacious, and natural.

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