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Grado - Opus3 - Timbre Series Phono Cartridge is available to buy in increments of 1

Grado - Opus3 - Timbre Series Phono Cartridge

Grado - Reference Series - Opus V3 - Phono Cartridge

Grado - Opus V3 - Timbre Series Phono Cartridge

The Timbre Series V3 of wooden cartridges are hand-crafted at Grado Labs from a Australian Jarrah wood. An intricate procedure of curing is done between production steps to achieve optimal sonic quality. This series generator/stylus module is not replaceable allowing a redesigned one-piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances. The Timbre Series3 utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques that result is musical perfection. The Timbre Series V3 should be used with only the finest equipment.

The Timbre Series utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy and precision, and the result is virtual perfection. The Opus V3 Phono Cartridge should be used only with the finest equipment. The recommended tracking force is 1.6 to 1.9 grams.

The Opus3 model uses 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 Opus model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on an aluminum bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.

*All wooden series cartridges are 1/2" mount. 78 RPM styli are not available within these series.

*Note: All re-tipping on the Statement and Reference series will be done by Grado.

FEATURES:

  • Fixed-Coil Design
  • Hand-Crafted at Grado Labs (Made in the USA)
  • Made of Australian Jarrah Wood
  • One-piece Magnet Circuit
  • Four-piece OTL Cantilever Technology
  • 10% Tip Mass-Reduction over the Prestige Series of cartridges
  • Ultra-High Purity Long Crystal (UHPLC) Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
  • 1/2" Mount Wooden Cartridge
  • Elliptical Diamond mounted on Aluminum Bushing

SPECIFICATIONS:

Body
Maple Wood

Cantileaver
Aluminum / Elliptical Diamond

Output
High 4.0mV @5 CMV (45)
Low 1.0mV @5 CMV (45)

Controlled Frequency Response
10 - 60 kHz

Channel Separation
Average 30 dB - 10-30 KHZ

Inductance
High Output 55mH
Low Output 6mH

Resistance
High Output 660 ohms
Low Output 70 ohms

Tracking Force
1.6 - 1.9 grams

Channel Separation at 1 KHz
Average 30dB - 10 - 30k Hz

Input Load
10K - 47K ohms

Stylus Type
Elliptical

Compliance CUs
20μm/mN

Stylus Replacement Manufacturer
Grado Labs Factor (Brooklyn, NY)

Mounting Style
Standard

Builds
High Output, Low Output, Mono, 2-Channel

Phono Cartridge Weight
8 grams

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