Grado Prestige Red3 MM Cartridge 5.0mV (P-Mount)
Grado Prestige Red3 MM Cartridge 5.0mV (P-Mount) Grado Prestige Red3 MM Cartridge 5.0mV (P-Mount)
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Grado Prestige Red3 MM Cartridge 5.0mV (P-Mount)

$189.99
 
 
 
Availability: Expected On 04-30-2021
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SKU:
GRAPRE3RDP
UPC:
GRAPRE3RDP

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Awesome Sound in Red States and Blue States

Both the Blue3 and Red3 use a four piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red3 are hand selected from Blue3 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the run usually exhibits these specs and become a Red3.

Grado's OTL, or optimized transmission line, technology provides an ideal transfer of signal from the surface of the LP to the generator of the system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps keep noise generated by the motor system in the cartridge to a minimum.

Grado's OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and present more detail than previously obtainable.

The Red3 & Blue3 are all hand assembled by Grado's team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, Grado was able to have a trickle down of technology and bring a new technique to the Red3 & Blue3. This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. Their coil winding techniques, using ultra high purity copper wire which were honed during the development of the Lineage Series, have let the electrical circuits achieve unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.

As in all Grado phono cartridges the Red3 & Blue3 are powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado's patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Red3 & Blue3 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

The development of the Epoch in the Lineage Series gave Grado an in-depth experience with using an outer housing as a damping device. This led to the creation of a process which de-stresses the chassis and dissipates unwanted energy & resonant frequencies, allowing the desired signal to travel freely.

Features

  • Hand-Built in Brooklyn
  • Diamond Tipped
  • Twin Magnet System
  • Patented Flux-Bridge™
  • Ultra High Purity Copper Coil
  • Four Coil Unison
  • De-Stressed Chassis
  • Swiss Screw Machined
The Grado Prestige Red is proof that one does not have to spend large amounts of money for good sound from a phono cartridge.
-James T. Frane, $ensible Sound magazine

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response 10-55
Principal MI
Channel Separation at 1KHz 30
Input Load 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec. 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5
Stylus Type E
Inductance 45mH
Resistance 475
Compliance CUs 20
Stylus Replacement U
Mounting S/P
Weight 5.5
Description

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Awesome Sound in Red States and Blue States

Both the Blue3 and Red3 use a four piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red3 are hand selected from Blue3 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the run usually exhibits these specs and become a Red3.

Grado's OTL, or optimized transmission line, technology provides an ideal transfer of signal from the surface of the LP to the generator of the system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps keep noise generated by the motor system in the cartridge to a minimum.

Grado's OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and present more detail than previously obtainable.

The Red3 & Blue3 are all hand assembled by Grado's team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, Grado was able to have a trickle down of technology and bring a new technique to the Red3 & Blue3. This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. Their coil winding techniques, using ultra high purity copper wire which were honed during the development of the Lineage Series, have let the electrical circuits achieve unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.

As in all Grado phono cartridges the Red3 & Blue3 are powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado's patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Red3 & Blue3 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

The development of the Epoch in the Lineage Series gave Grado an in-depth experience with using an outer housing as a damping device. This led to the creation of a process which de-stresses the chassis and dissipates unwanted energy & resonant frequencies, allowing the desired signal to travel freely.

Features

  • Hand-Built in Brooklyn
  • Diamond Tipped
  • Twin Magnet System
  • Patented Flux-Bridge™
  • Ultra High Purity Copper Coil
  • Four Coil Unison
  • De-Stressed Chassis
  • Swiss Screw Machined
The Grado Prestige Red is proof that one does not have to spend large amounts of money for good sound from a phono cartridge.
-James T. Frane, $ensible Sound magazine

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response 10-55
Principal MI
Channel Separation at 1KHz 30
Input Load 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec. 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5
Stylus Type E
Inductance 45mH
Resistance 475
Compliance CUs 20
Stylus Replacement U
Mounting S/P
Weight 5.5
ISBN
ASSOC
A
Genre
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
Artist
Title
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
Multi Channel
Stereo
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Expected On 04-30-2021
EXPECT_ON
2021-04-30 00:00:00.000
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