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Product Description

The Sonata3 does everything the Platinum3 can do - but does it better thanks to an intricate processes while being crafted.

While similar to its younger sibling in a few aspects, the Sonata3 has a much longer build time since it undergoes extremely unique processes only a few of our cartridges go through. This longer, more intricate practice produces a more colorful and deeper sound. 

To make the Timbre Series work as a whole, we created a way for Jarrah, diamonds, and a twin magnet system to integrate with our Flux-Bridge™. We modified our four piece OTL cantilever technology to achieve a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige Series and use ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Sonata3 uses a specially Grado designed nude elliptical diamond.

Grado has combined newly developed coil winding techniques with decades-old disciplines. A new two-step shielding process brings not only exact unison between the four coils but an unobstructed path for a cleaner signal. The music is allowed to travel undistorted through the coils, greatly reducing mechanical noise while improving tracking. There is an extreme clarity over the full frequency range, with absolutely no stridency or shrillness. Precisely hand tipped with a diamond, a great amount of care go into each cartridge we build.

Specification:

  • Body: Australian Jarrah Wood
  • Cantilever: Aluminum / Elliptical Diamond
  • Output:
    High 4.0mV @5 CMV (45)
    Low  1.0mV @5 CMV (45)
  • Inductance:
    High Output 55mH
    Low Output   6mH
  • Resistance:
    High Output 660 ohms
    Low Output  70 ohms
  • Input Load: 10k-47k ohms
  • Cartridge Weight: 9 grams
  • Tracking Force: 1.6-1.9 grams
  • Compliance: 20μm/mN
  • Channel Seperation: Average 30db - 10-30k Hz
  • Controlled Frequency Response: 10-60 KHz
  • Non-Sensative to Capacitative Load
  • Builds: High Output, Low Output, Mono

Specifications

Brand
Grado Labs
Condition
New
Product Code
9720

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Grado Timbre Sonata 3 Cartridge

Product Code 9720