Step Up Transformer

I’m thinking of inserting a SUT into my system, and at this point the SKY20 from Bobs Devices seems to have it. Does anyone have experience with this SUT? It will be connected to Cadenza Black and either a McIntosh C70 or a PS Audio Stellar.


@fundsgon I have a what today would be classed as a obsolete technology that has been embedded in to recording, which is known as Q Sound.

Did it improve the Album, well no, did it enable a Recording Engineer plenty of scope to toy with the Stereo Soundstage and place some very unusual effects, well yes it did in spades.

I have Q Sound Recording that are my favourites of all owned recordings, not much can generate the experience Q Sound can. The Soundstage becomes huge, o is the Recording Engineer playing with the end user and creating the perception of a large spacious voluminous sound.

The enjoyment of audio is another avenue of entertainment, so why not make it entertaining beyond the normal methods encountered.

AI is capable and going to become even more capable because of the support it has generated.

What is certain is that both Q Sound enhancement and AI enhancement are not dependent on a SUT/Head Amp, Off Board Gain Module or Phon's costing £30ish K, to thoroughly enjoy what the recording is capable off.

Until next time, Enjoy your equipment. 

dover, your " dead silence " only means that you never took the FR measurement in the ALtec transformers. Nothing wrong with that.



Pindac, by shear coincidence I just listened to Amused to Death, Quality Recordings pressing, and lo and behold it’s a QSound technology. And I must say it’s really really good. The soundstage is incredible.


ps - digital, including CD, can sound as good or even much much better than vinyl.

@fundsgon , you are right. I listen to both analog and digital. There are good digital productions and there are bad. Just like there are good analog recording and there are bad. My criticism of the new Revolver lp is because it doesn’t sound like how it was originally produced. It sounds like a poorly produced digital recording to me. Overly hot, bright and harsh. I love the Beatles and have many old original lp’s and a few of the newer reissues. To me this new digitized analog pressing sounds like what it is.