GRADO SILVER3 (SILVER 3) PHONO CARTRIDGE
Grado cartridges are acclaimed worldwide by experts as virtually the finest pickups at their price points. The Grado Prestige series
of cartridges are designed for high output and excellent stability under the most demanding conditions. All of the the range uses
Grado's patented Optimized Transmission Line (OTL) technology which makes your records sound quieter, improve the height, width and
depth of the sound stage and offer more detail than previously achievable. Grado's OTL technology is all about delivering more music,
The Silver3 uses a 4-piece OTL cantilever with a Grado specific elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bushing.
A machined turned generator is used to achieve a lower distortion and greater transparency.
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 Silver3 are all hand assembled by Gardo'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 obtained trickle down technology
and bring a new technique to the Silver3. 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 Silver3 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 Silver3 & Gold3 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 in purity.
Grado Silver4 (silver 3) cartrisdge specifications
- Frequency Response: 10-55,000 Hz
- Principal: MI
- Channel Separation at 1KHz: 35
- Input Load: 47 kohms
- Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
- Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5 grams
- Stylus Type: E
- Inductance: 45mH
- Resistance: 475 ohms
- Compliance CUs: 20
- Stylus Replacement: User replaceable
- Mounting: Half-inch
- Weight: 5.5 grams
- Standard stylus: Grado Silver Stylus
- Upgrade stylus: Grado 8MZ Stylus