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I thought I implied that, but yes, you are correct sir.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Richter" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 1:17 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Audio equipment cable shielding


> phillip holmes wrote:
>> Sorry to interject at a late date, but I somewhat disagree.  If you have 
>> a transformer in the preamp (I have 3 that have the transformers on a 3' 
>> umbilical), then sitting them right next to the table could induce hum. 
>> If you have a 3' tonearm cable (pretty typical I believe), use all 3' and 
>> get the transformer away from the cartridge.
>
> A signal transformer is likely only when using an MC cartridge. In that 
> case, the transformer is almost certainly made for that cartridge and very 
> heavily shielded. In addition, the source impedance (the cartridge coil) 
> is very low impedance. The risk of pickup in such a case is very slight.
>
> Mike
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