“The Phono”

Make your vinyl records sound anew! With a tube preamplifier that connects between your turntable, power amplifier, and speakers. Elevate your audio landscape and experience music in its purest form.
What sets ‘The Phono’ apart, besides the high-quality materials used, is its Bauhaus-style design.
Since you can choose the color scheme and other details yourself, it can flexibly integrate into your living space. The connections and cable leads are discreetly recessed within the housing. This allows for versatile placement of ‘The Phono,’ both vertically and horizontally.
You can order your personalized masterpiece directly here. We will craft it for you in our Kassel-based workshop.

Base price:

2.475,00 €

incl. VAT. Includes 470,25 € VAT (19%).

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Product details

The tube preamplifier ‘The Phono’ is configurable in the colors white, black, and anthracite at the specified price. Other RAL color options are available upon request for an additional charge. This allows it to seamlessly integrate into your room design. The preamplifier is an exceptional product in its execution, offering you high-quality music enjoyment for decades. For particularly discerning vinyl enthusiasts, additional premium materials can be added. Click here to access the product configurator. On this page, you will find detailed technical information about ‘The Phono.’ A demonstration is available at our audio partners AES in Kassel and Musikkammer in Willich.

  • Tube Configuration 2 x ECC 83, 2 x ECC 88
    • Input Impedances: Configurable from 47 kΩ to 1 kΩ using jumpers
    • Input Capacities: Configurable from 47 pF to 470 pF using jumpers
    • Gain Factor MM / MC: Configurable at 42 dB and 48 dB using jumpers
    • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): Below 0.03% with respect to 0.7 V output voltage
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: MM: > 78 dBV, MC: > 72 dBV
    • RIAAbDeviation: ± 0.5 dB
  • Subsonic Filter: Yes – Starting from 12 Hz
  • Input / Output: RCA Connectors
  • External Power Supply
    • Input Voltage: 115 V / 230 V
    • Power Consumption: 38 VA, Standby: 0 W
  • Features
    • Constructed with Painted 3 mm Steel Sheet
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 23 x 13.2 x 32.8 cm
    • Weight: Phono unit approximately 5.3 kg, Power supply approximately 1.7 kg
    • Standard Colors: White, Gray, Black; Custom colors (RAL) available in the workshop.

  • The amplifier unit and the power supply are constructed separately and connected with low-interference special cables.
  • We recommend placing “The Phono” directly next to your turntable. This ensures short signal paths for the low-level signal currents from the cartridge to the phono preamplifier.
  • The flexible placement options, whether vertical or horizontal, allow for a harmonious integration into your room design.

High-Quality components

The chassis of “The Phono” is manufactured from exceptionally thick sheet steel and can be painted in the color of your choice. This provides strong magnetic shielding and excellent stability for the device. The RCA connectors are made of solid copper to ensure material integrity. Upon request, these connectors can be gold-plated, silver-plated, or rhodium-plated.

No sound distortion

To prevent sound distortion, audioCulture has developed its own external power supply with active filtering. It comes with a special cable and provides the preamplifier with clean and smoothed power.
“The Phono” features a “subsonic” input filter, silver-plated conductive components, and a Teflon circuit board for better isolation. The use of fewer, high-quality components prevents any sound distortion.
Long-term stable audiophile mica capacitors in all sound-influencing signal paths ensure extremely low tolerances and long-term stability. Accordingly, “The Phono” guarantees consistent music enjoyment over decades.

Reduced interference and distortion-free performance

The output transformers of “The Phono” are hand-wound and use a double-coil cut-core design to compensate for interference. Thanks to a special wideband winding technique, they cover a frequency range from 15 to 150,000 Hz. With silver-plated copper shielding, high-frequency disturbances are further minimized. Additionally, the nanocrystalline material of the core ensures distortion-free performance at low frequencies.

Bluetooth expansion for wireless active speakers

“The Phono” offers low output impedance without feedback and low noise thanks to a special input stage. Place it near your turntable to ensure short signal paths for low cartridge voltages. The low output impedance enables clean transmission over long cables to the power amplifier.
For a connection with wireless active speakers, a high-quality Bluetooth connection is available. Of course, it also integrates the Bluetooth 24-bit standard.

Excellent Sound, Unique Design.

“The Phono”

Product configuration

Please note that according to § 312d para. 4 BGB, there is no right of withdrawal for custom-made products. Additionally, by confirming your information, you acknowledge that production will commence immediately after ordering and payment. Therefore, it is not possible to change or cancel the order after this point.

Product features

7 kg

Dimensions (WxHxD) 23×13,2×32,8 cm


RCA connectors

MC low output transformer

Output transformer cores

Bluetooth 5.0 24-bit

Total price

2.475,00 €

incl. VAT. Includes 470,25 € VAT (19%).

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