Delivering the most accurate vinyl signal.
SCULPTURE A is a French-based enterprise bringing together a team of European craftsmen and professionals from the audio & broadcast industry. Through our common history and hands-on experience in electrical and industrial engineering, our aim is to produce innovative analog audio designs combining old & modern technology with our passion for music reproduction.
With our full understanding of analog technologies and how they have developed over the years, we aim to improve older cartridge designs with new technology.
To achieve this new synergy we combine vintage parts like coil wires and generators with contemporary damping designs, diamond tips or cantilever.
Each of our highly customizable products is tailor-made in small quantities, built to your specifications only, without ever compromising on technology and workmanship.
SCULPTURE A products will provide you with years of music bliss, retrieving the most accurate signal from your record collection.
SCULPTURE A cartridge designs are guided by the following principles:
Low effective mass of moving assemblies in phono cartridges.
High tracking abilities exceeding 90 micron @ 315 Hz lateral.
Fine-tuning both by ear and with distortion analyzers to achieve best sonic and measurement figures.
Inventive designs based on carefully chosen materials.
Full emphasis on the integrity of the signal path from the cartridge to phono stage.
Zero feedback circuitry.
We also modify the damper and internal settings to achieve a medium compliance of 12 µm/mN, an optimum fit for most modern tonearms.
Boron cantilevers and modern diamond tips significantly lower the moving effective mass of SCULPTURE A cartridges and provide better tracking (>80 µm @315Hz lateral), improved tonal balance, better dynamic, transient response and soundstage.
The A .4 goes even further, using hand wound copper or silver coils for impedances over ten time lower than that of the original Denon DL-103. It is the lowest impedance cross coil design with AlNiCo magnet available today and this just one of the reasons why it sounds so vivid and natural.
Le Phono SE offers a unique circuit based on rare carefully matched n.o.s. Toshiba 2SK170BL FET.
With 74dB of gain, +/- 0.2 db of variation for RIAA curve; distorsion of less than 0.4% (10V output @ 1kHz), 74 dB of balanced SN ratio and automatic adaptive input impedance loading it is the perfect companion for any MC cartridges with outputs from 0.1mV to 0.8mV.
With only two transistors, one Vishay Nude Z-Foil resistor and two capacitors (Mundorf Silver Gold Oil) per signal path and no feedback (global or local), the new SE version now implements a low cut filter switch.
Le Phono SE will lift your cartridges with cheerful energy to their full potential, landscaping a true soundstage with respect for tone and timbres.
A unique solution to switch from MM to MC cartridges whenever you feel the need for it.
Mini Discrete Phono Stage
- 100% discrete electronic components
- Class A operation without feedback using 2 J-Fet SK880 per channel
- Passive RIAA equalization with +/- 0.1 dB deviation
- 40 dB gain
- External power supply
- The perfect companion of our line of Mini Nano Step-Ups
Mini Nano Step up
- 99.99% copper winding
- Toroidal nano-cristalline core
- 20 Hz – 60 kHz +/- 0.5 dB
- No dip switch
- Available ratios : 1:5 / 1:10 / 1:15 / 1:20 / 1:26 / 1:30 / 1:40