Bryston TF-2 Step Up Transformer


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Low output moving coil cartridges are well loved for their detail and nuance, but need more gain than what most active preamps can provide. Too much active gain for these low-output carts introduces noise and distortion, so let your first gain stage be the TF-2 passive step-up transformer. The TF-2 adds 20 or 31dB of gain (choose at time of purchase), entirely with high quality wide bandwidth transformers and no active parts. Use the TF-2 with a Bryston BP-2 MM active gain stage or with your existing phono preamp.

  • Features:
    Fully passive transformer based step-up
    All steel chassis and top
    Wide bandwidth, very low phase shift
    Compatible with Bryston BP-2 MM and other active gain stages
    High common mode rejection of 120dB at 60Hz
    All steel chassis and top
    Low distortion

  • Options:
    Available with a silver or black faceplate
    Available in 20dB or 30dB gain configuration

  • Specifications:
    Frequency Response: 0.5dB @ 20Hz, 0.1dB @ 20kHz, 40dBu 20Hz - 20kHz
    Gain: TF-2 20 - 20dB, TF-2 30 - 31dB
    Sensitivity: TF-2 20 - 0.5 mV, TF-2 30 - 0.1 mV
    THD(@1kHz, -60dBu): <0.001%
    Output Impedance: TF-2 20 - 4.71kΩ, TF-2 30 - 4.85kΩ
    2.75" H x 5.7" W x 8.25" D
    57mm H x 145mm W x 210mm D