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Grado Opus3 Timber Series High and Low Output

$300.00

  • Body: Maple 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: 8 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-Sensitive to Capacitive Load
  • Styles: High Output, Low Output

Description

Grado-Made in Brooklyn, New York since 1953!

The Opus3 will allow you to experience a wood bodied low-output cartridge for those on a budget!

“Maybe, the best deal in Hi-Fi today.” Kevin Moll

Bridging the Gap

The Opus3 exists specifically to bring the entry-level and the mid-range phono cartridges closer together, creating an even tighter ecosystem of cartridges. We worked on the Opus3 knowing we wanted to have a cost-effective wooden cartridge while at the same time taking advantage of the techniques and processes used in the higher-end models. If taking a step up in your turntable setup is on your to-do list, start here.

An Achievement.

First of its Kind

When it comes to the Opus3, there are a few “firsts”. This is the first cartridge with a maple wood housing, as well as the first to use what we learned with our high-end cartridges at such an entry-level price. The housing is a new shape but still keeps the wood working in tandem with the cartridge inside. This is also the first cartridge assembled specifically with the Timbre Series in mind.

 

In the Details.

Extreme Precision

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. 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 assemble.

The Sound of Wood.

House of Maple

The Opus3 is nestled inside a maple housing, something a cartridge has never done before. After years of working with maple from our Heritage and Statement Series headphones, we knew it was time to bring it to a turntable. Maple produces a vibrant and luscious sound, while staying consistent and clear. Through a variation of thermal aging processes, the housing gains the ability to better dampen and control the resonant frequencies.

Additional information

Output

High, low