AMATERAS
LINE TRANSFORMER

since 2006
made in Japan
 
~Line transformer~
Hidden tool for recording and live concerts.
 
 
Users' voices
→AMATERAS 0001 makes sound much better, increases the sound pressure level, I recommend this.
→I thought it wouldn't make much difference, but the sound completely came out of the shell. It feels so good. This equipment is amazing.
→I bought the AMATERAS Line Trans. "Texture that cannot be reached no matter how much digital processing is made" was true. The key to tight, sticky, clear sound is a good transformer.
→AMATERAS Line Trans is really good.
I tried for vocal, and the sound became clear like it took off its veil.
→AMATERAS Line Transformer is so good!!
There's so much more cohesion in the sound, and the presence of each piece of sound is incredible!
It's like stripping away the useless part and spreading the only good part.
Also, the sound seems to come on really fast.

AMATERAS
0001, 0002

Line Transformer

 
-- Cafe au Label --
All Sound Produced by THE SUGAR FIELDS
 

Let all the sounds be rich.
No more harsh and thin sounds.
There are texture you cannot accomplish no matter how much you digital processing you go through.

 
■To anyone who...
・is struggling to make your mix sound "professional"
・is not happy with how thin amp simulator sounds.
・finds guitar and bass to be a mess when it comes to mixing.
・finds equalization to be tough.
・is not happy with how sounds are blending.
・knows what 2000 USD worth recording studio equipment can bring to your mixing.
・expected tube preamp to do so much more but ended up sounding dry.
・DJ is sounding harsh, thin, cheep.
・and more...
 

■High-end recording studio equipments can bring you...

 
Transformers that are developed and optimized for professional recording are equipped in the best mic preamp, audio compressor, channel strip, mixing console.
 
This only happens when you are accompanied with high-end recording studio equipment.
Why ? Because they are very expensive.
 
It is often said that warm and lush sounds are made from tube preamp but in many case this is not true and you end up sounding dry. Clear and tight, warm and lush sounds you aspire with vintage recording gear are often produced by the use of high quality transformer.
 
AMATERAS 001, 002 is equipped with transformer that is exclusively collected from around the world and will make your mix tight and silky.
 

■Recording and Mastering.

We Cafe au Label (http://cafeo.tv) tried out various of transformers from around the world and exclusively chosen the best before commercializing it.
Shiny high range: High range instruments such as electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and cymbal can be stabilized enough that you do not need to overly equalize.
Mid range: Crucial sounds such as vocal and instruments playing melody will stand out energetically.
Low range: Stabilized low range will form a great foundation for your music piece with bass and kick drum.

■What is AMATERAS 0001, 0002?

"AMATERAS 0001, 0002" is a transmission line box that enables various audio signals to be transferred just by connecting a machine which is a collection of transformers exclusively chosen for professional audio recording.
Cafe au Labe studio uses transmission line box for all of the recordings including vocal, electric guitar, recording of electric based microphone and line, and all of the drum's tracks.

 
 

 ■Guitarists and Bassists

Effect pedal is now in our studio.
To all the players who feel that your instrument's sound should be sounding more fit, this effect pedal is now here for you.
 
The sound that feels right is the sound that is real. Fender, Marshall, Soldano, Matchless, Ampeg... Warm, lush, silky sounds of electric guitar and electric guitars are there because of the real amp.
 
Transformer is a part that is used for high-end tube amp and this helps the delivery of the best quality sound that makes the quality silky and smooth.
 
Electric acoustic guitar's piezo and magnetic pick-up tends to include non musical range and noises for its structural reason. By sending only the audio signal of good quality, the sound does not get buried in an orchestra and keeps its presence but not sounding harsh.
 
Live or recording, always have this kit aside for your precious sounds.
It is also available for vocal microphone recording or mixing & mastering. (when 2 machineries are used for stereo)
 

■Hand wired by sterling silver plated wire

Sterling silver plated wire is used for internal wiring and it is all wired by Japanese craftsman’s hands. Each machinery has went through detailed test circuit.
 
 

■World's best transformers are selected and you can choose one according to your preference.

You can select transformer you prefer when using AMAERTAS 001, 002. (AMATERAS 001compact is only eligible for OEP/Carnhill)
 
1: Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
High quality transformer that is used for microphone amp and compressor designed by Rupert Neve who founded Focusrite, a high end audio equipment manufacturer. It is well balanced in all range and a HiFi style transformer. Though it gives you an impression of bright sounds it will not get harsh and keeps the outline of low range. This transformer brings richness to all the sounds.
 
2: OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
Carnhill transformers are used for NEVE products today and for many other high end clone models. This transformer has an potential of getting to the closest sound of the vintage NEVE.  Mid range has unique way of standing out, and its texture is silky and velvety. Suitable for guitar and bass, electric acoustic and other electric instruments. It brings grounded, heavy texture to any sounds and brings presence to your track while mixing.


■how to use

 

Between the various equipment, "just pass".

 

LIVE:

■Guitar、Bass → Effects pedal(Output impedance 1kΩ or less recommended)→ LINE TRANS → Guitar amplifier
■Guitar、Bass → Multi effects pedal → LINE TRANS → Guitar amplifier
■Guitar、Bass → Kemper, FX8 etc. → LINE TRANS → DI → PA


■Electric acoustic guitar(Built-in preamplifier) → LINE TRANS → DI → PA
■Electric acoustic guitar(pickup only) → Preamplifier → LINE TRANS → DI → PA


■Electronic piano, Synthesizer → LINE TRANS(Stereo)→ DI → PA


■DJ Mixer → LINE TRANS(Stereo)→ DI → PA
 

Recording:

■Microphone → Microphone preamplifier → LINE TRANS → Mixer, Audio interface


■Guitar、Bass(LINE) → Effects pedal(Output impedance 1kΩ or less recommended)→ LINE TRANS → Audio interface → DAW
■Guitar、Bass(LINE) → Mic pres and mixers with Hi-Z In input → LINE TRANS → Audio interface → DAW
■Guitar、Bass(LINE) → Multi effects pedal → LINE TRANS → Audio interface → DAW
■Guitar、Bass(LINE) → Kemper, FX8 etc. → LINE TRANS → Audio interface → DAW


■Electric acoustic guitar(Built-in preamplifier) → LINE TRANS → Audio interface


■Electronic piano, Synthesizer1, Sampler, DJ Mixer → LINE TRANS(Stereo) → Audio interface


We do not recommend using the Hi-Z input for electric guitars or electric basses. 
For maximum effect, please feed it through the last stage with a compact effects pedal or multi effects pedal.

Likewise, you can directly input to an electric acoustic guitar if the electric acoustic guitar has a built-in preamplifier.
If you only have a pickup, you can feed a separate preamplifier to amplify the signal to line level and then feed it to LINE TRANS.
 

Mixing :

■Audio interface OUTPUT(each track) → LINE TRANS → Audio interface INPUT


 

Mastering :

■Audio interface OUTPUT(2MIX)→ LINE TRANS →Audio interface INPUT


■Mixer → LINE TRANS → Audio interface INPUT


If you use it for mastering, please feed from the interface's OUTPUT to LINE TRANS INPUT, and then record again by feeding from LINE TRANS OUTPUT to the interface's INPUT. By doing so, you will get a very manageable sound quality for mastering.
 
By raising the input level to the LINE TRANS, the fat and drive sensation unique to tranceformer will be increased. In other words, the louder the sound input, the fatter it drives, and the quieter the sound, the cleaner and clearer the sound becomes. (If it's too quiet, it may not be able to drive the transformer and the volume of the bass may drop off rapidly.)
If you like, try adjusting the output level to LINE TRANS and the recording level of the interface by adjusting the faders of the tracks in your DAW.
 

HiFi Audio Listning :

■DAC → LINE TRANS(Stereo)→ Pre main amp, etc...
■iPhone → LINE TRANS(Stereo)→ Pre main amp, etc...
■CD、DVD Player → LINE TRANS(Stereo)→ Pre main amp, etc...
■Pre amp → LINE TRANS(Stereo)→ Pweramp, etc...
 

 




 
Structure of line transformer

■Disconnected. But well echoed.

Using this line transformer, the volume will rise by 4 to 5 db. It might first sound as if the volume got bigger and nothing else has changed. However that is what an ideal transformer does.
At a same time it is inevitable that transformer changes its sound by how coil is processed and which material is used for core. It is high end audio transformer that transforms these changes and brings musical texture with its craftsmanship.
 

All those time and effort you spent not getting to accomplish
the sound that you aspired.
It's when you are liberated from them that you get to be truly creative.

 User Comments

-Japanese-

Togetter


 
 Industry's highest cost rate

〜The reason why it is only available here〜
Usual cost rate you see for audio equipment is 30% but we offer 50-60% . This is possible because we have a direct deal with manufacturer unlike some having retail store or distributer in between who takes margin. All of our products are made with high quality parts that would not be accessible to big producers.
 
 

 
We deliver to most countries in about 10 days from Japan.
 

AMATERAS 0002 

2ch(STEREO).Line Transformer 


Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
TRS terminal  type
 
¥ 49,800($453.18)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included.  *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
  
 

OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
TRS terminal type
 
 
¥ 46,600 12%OFF
¥ 41,008($373.17)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 

Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
XLR terminal type
 
¥ 53,800($489.58)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 

OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
XLR terminal type
 
¥ 50,600 12%OFF
¥ 44,528($405.20)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 

Type : Passive Line Transformer, Frequency Response : 10Hz-80kHz+/-0.3db,  Connector: TRS Phone Input = Balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), TRS phone output = balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), stereo specs size: (height: 50mm, Width: 180 mm, Depth: 75 mm) 

AMATERAS 0001

1ch(MONO).Line Transformer 


Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
TRS terminal  type
 
¥ 27,300($248.43)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
  
  
 

OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
TRS terminal type
 
 
¥ 25,800($234.78)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 

Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
XLR terminal  type
 
¥ 30,300($275.73)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 

OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
XLR terminal type
 
 
¥ 28,800($262.08)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 

Type : Passive Line Transformer, Frequency Response : 10Hz-80kHz+/-0.3db,  Connector: TRS Phone Input = Balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), TRS phone output = balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), 1ch. type's size: (height: 50mm, Width: 110 mm, Depth: 80 mm)   

AMATERAS 0001-compact

 

1ch.Line Transformer 

  
OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
 ¥ 24,264($220.80)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 
 

AMATERAS 0001-compact [Pair]

1ch.Line Transformer ×2

  
OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
 
¥ 46,000 10%OFF
¥ 41,400($376.74)
*Payments will be paid in Japanese yen. The price in the foreign currency is a rough estimate.
*Tax included. *Shipping fees are free on this item.
 
 
 
 
 

 Type : Passive Line Transformer, Frequency Response : 10Hz-80kHz+/-0.3db,  Connector: TRS Phone Input = Balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), TRS phone output = balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT),compact type's size: (height: 31mm, Width: 60.5mm, Depth: 112 mm)   

AMATERAS 0002-1U

2ch(STEREO).Line Transformer  


Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
TRS terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 
OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
TRS terminal  type
 
 We do not accept orders from overseas.
 

Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
XLR terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 

OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
XLR terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 
 
 

Type : Passive Line Transformer, Frequency Response : 10Hz-80kHz+/-0.3db,  Connector: TRS Phone Input = Balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), TRS phone output = balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), 1ch. type's size: (height: 44mm, Width: 482.6mm, Depth: 160mm)   

AMATERAS 0082-2U

8ch.Line Transformer & SUMMING MIXER

 

Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
TRS terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 
OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
TRS terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 

Lundahl Transformers (made in Sweden)
 
XLR terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 

OEP/Carnhill Transformer (made in UK)
 
XLR terminal  type
 
We do not accept orders from overseas.
 
 
 

Type : Passive Line Transformer, Frequency Response : 10Hz-80kHz+/-0.3db,  Connector: TRS Phone Input = Balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), TRS phone output = balanced (unbalanced if mono jack is inserted) x 1 (manufactured by SWITCHCRAFT), 1ch. type's size: (height: 88mm, Width: 482.6mm, Depth: 160 mm)