Sculpture A A.3L
Stereo MC Phono Cartridge
Sculpture A cartridges were born from a desire to adapt modern tip profiles to a classic Denon 103 generator. Although it retains very few parts from the original unit, the original Alnico magnets still prevail. A new dual structure body was developed which allows damping and shielding of the generator from both internal and external vibrations. This new structure also helps achieve specific stylus tracking angles for each of the different diamond tip profiles Sculpture A use. Each of the tip profiles has its advantages and sonic benefits, allowing you to choose the specific presentation that suits your taste and synergises best with the rest of your system.
The A.3L uses a Nude Line Contact tip profile, a boron cantilever and achieves relatively high output voltage.
The Nude Line Contact tip profile offers the optimum tip design for accurate tracking of high-frequency passages with minimum abrasion. It has a vertical contact area that is even longer than that of the elliptical stylus. The line contact stylus provides low distortion and low record wear.
There is a high level of resolution and detail retrieval with this cartridge and it has a great ability to go to the heart of the musical message, similar to the purity and immediacy of a classic SET amplifier. You can really appreciate the idea of taking an all-time classic ‘motor’ and enhancing it with modern technology. You can hear some of that old-school magic mixed with that faultless efficiency & extension. This cartridge became one of our favourites within seconds of our first audition. Addictive!
|Type||Stereo MC Cartridge|
|Body||Vaporised and impregnated wood|
|Tip Profile||Nude Line Contact|