$190.00

Prestige Series 3

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Description

Description

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 our team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, we were 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. Our 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 us 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.

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

Features

  • Red3 is hand selected from the Blue3 production runs, which meet higher test specifications
  • Approximately 10% of the run usually exhibits these specs and become a Red3
  • Four piece OTL cantilever
  • Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing
  • Optimized transmission line, technology
  • Hand assembled by Grado’s team in Brooklyn
  • Twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels
  • Patented Flux-Bridger design

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
  • Mounting: S/P
  • Weight: 5.5
Brand

Brand

Grado

For almost 60 years, Grado has produced the world's finest headphones and cartridges. Grado headphones, each hand-assembled and closely scrutinized to meet full performance specifications, can reproduce a natural soundstage from stereo recordings and provide listening pleasure with greater clarity and deeper bass than other headphones. Grado's cartridges are also hand-assembled and tested for frequency response, channel output, channel balance, phase linearity, inductance and resistance. As the nationally recognized leader in the field of high end audio, home theater and home electronics, Overture is proud to offer Grado headphones and cartridges. If you are interested in purchasing or upgrading to a Grado product, you can trade-in any audio product for Grado by filling out Overture's Trade-In Form.
Additional information

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs