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CineMag CM-1254 Moving Coil Transformer

1:40, 1:20, or 1:10. Turns Ratio, Wire Leads

Made in the USA
CineMag CM-1254 Moving Coil Stup-Up Transformer

CineMag CM-1254 Moving Coil Step-Up Transforermer

The CineMag CM-1254 moving coil phono step-up transformer is the production line version of the famous CM-1131.  While the 1254 is not hand-made by David Geren, it does enjoy the same final testing process to ensure remarkable consistency and excellence.

The CM-1254 SUT can be wired for 1:40, 1:20, 1:13, or 1:10. turns ratio.  In the Steve Hoffman Music Forums post, contributor "okc_craft" used the P C board version of this same transformer (also available below) , but because that version uses center taps on the primary windings, the 1:10 and 1:13 hookup options are not possible.

The can measures 28.7mm (1.13") in diameter and 22.2mm (0.875") high. Mounting holes are provided for 4-20 studs or screws, and an L-bracket mount is available as an option below.

With so many once-great American manufacturers selling their brand names and/or moving their manufacturing outside of the USA, we are particularly thankful that CineMag remains dedicated to designing and manufacturing some of the finest products in the world, right here in the USA, and it is an honor to represent their products. The CM-1254 is made in the USA, and is backed by Cable Solutions' three-year warranty  Please ask for details.

About CineMag


To manufacture the very best audio magnetic components in the world!


The company story goes goes back to Edward Reichenbach in the 1940's, where his experience included the design of many audio transformers for Altec Lansing. Following that, Ed formed his own company, making audio transformers, inductors, and power transformers for use in professional audio gear. He eventually formed Reichenbach Engineering, where the transformers he designed became ubiquitous standards in the pro audio industry.  CineMag was formed as a part of Reichenbach Engineering in 1979, manage by Ed's son, Tom.  The CineMag name reflects the company's early focus upon magnetic tapes heads for cinema; "Cinema Magnetics" was concatenated to "CineMag".


In order to obtain the very best results in an audio design, attention to detail is imperative.  Even the slightest deviation from the ideal manufacturing process can result in product that does not meet our high standards. In order to ensure the very best-performing products for our customers, every device that we manufacture must pass a computerized test.  For this reason, all manufacturing is done in our own facility in Simi Valley California.

CineMag has distinguished itself as the leader in audio magnetics through dedication to excellence in manufacturing and service.  CineMag offers a broad range of audio transformers and inductors, and research and development is still ongoing.  Only by keeping all manufacturing in-house are we able to maintain the highest possible standards of quality.

CineMag CM-1254, top view

CM-1254 top perspective

CineMag CM-1254, included items

Included is a printed copy of the datasheet, as well as the CM-1254 transformer itself

CineMag CM-1254, product box

The CM-1254 is packaged as shown here.

CineMag CM-1254 Specs - click to download PDF

Here is the CMOB-1 spec sheet.  PDF format.

Purchase Information
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
CineMag Moving Coil Transformer, Wire Leads (as shown) CM-1254 $239.99 $195.99
CineMag Moving Coil Transformer, P C B Mount (not shown) CM-1254PC $239.99 $195.99
CineMag L-Bracket Transformer Mount (not shown) L-BRACKET $5.99 $4.99
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Why Cable Solutions?

American heritage, innovation and workmanship are intrinsic in the CineMag name.  Add Cable Solutions' customer-centric service and you get a superior experience.  Don't get stuck with incorrect advice, bad service, slow shipping or inferior products. If you want the best, you need look no further.