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Platinum3

Platinum3

The Platinum3 and Sonata3 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen...

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The Platinum3 and Sonata3 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum3 model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond, and the Sonata3 model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.

  • Body: Australian Jarrah Wood
  • Cantileaver: 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 Separation: Average 30db - 10-30k Hz
  • Controlled Frequency Response: 10-60 KHz
  • Non-Sensative to Capacitive Load
  • Builds: High Output, Low Output, Mono

Customer Reviews

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Michael K.
Deep wide clear high end HI-FI dream

We purchased one last year, and it's still the best pick-up we have had. It was a test to purchase this before investing hard in a top Grado. But with our Sansui + Focal + Michell setup (in the absolute best end in those brands) we decided that this one fits our purpose like no other.
Yes, we will get a even better Grado, but decided to enjoy this longer time than palnned

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Gary Herman
Grado Platinum3

From the start, this is a wonderful cartridge that overall sounds as good as much more expensive options. I find the balance, tone, sound stage and music presentation engaging and easy to listen to. Set up is a bit tricky on a protractor since the stylus is set back from the front of the body. I have the low output version so you need a phono stage that allows for MC gain (60db) with MM load (47k ohms). Can't say enough good things for a $400 cartridge. Kudos to Grado.

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Paul

Incredible cartridge - a little tricky to align, but well worth the work…big step up sonically from my AT carts - instrument separation and soundstage are vastly improved!!

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Rodger Meschke
Smooth highs and mids

I upgraded from the Gold to Opus to Platinum 3 looking for explosive and defined highs and mids. Platinum 3 on. a
Technics MK2 through a Marantz 4240 and JBL L-36 speakers provides attacking but defined horns and vocals. Blood Sweat and Tears, St. Paul & the Broken Bones and Charles Mingus all pop. Vintage comes alive!

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Steven

There's no doubt that this is a large cartridge even in comparison to the Platinum 1, which the new 3 replaced. However, the shape of the beautiful wood body makes it easy to align. It is important to make sure that the cartridge is perfectly flat as regards the record because it seems to me that the bass/treble relationship depends on it. But the sound is open and clear with clean definate bass response. The sound stage is beautifully centered and out front of the speakers. I enjoy small ensemble jazz and classical and the cartridge reveals these with space and clarity. Highlly recommended.

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