GRADO PRESTIGE SERIES GOLD 3
Both the Silver3 and Gold3 use a four-piece OTL arm with a Grado-specific elliptical diamond pen on a brass sleeve. Gold3s are hand-selected from production series of Silver3 reaching the highest test specifications. About 5% generally exhibit these specifications and become a Gold3.
Grado's OTL technology, or optimized transmission line, provides optimal signal transfer from the LP surface to the system generator. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and reduces distortion while maintaining the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps to keep noise generated by the engine system in the airframe to a minimum.
Grado's OTL pen/arm design makes recordings quieter , improves soundstage height, width and depth, and features more detail than previously achieved.
“I've always found the sound of cartridges other than moving coils to be unrefined by comparison; in particular, the top end of high output designs never quite matches coils for speed, clarity and grace. The Prestige Gold , however, seemed to be sweeter than most. It was lively and detailed but never edgy on vocal sibilants, and didn't over-emphasis leading edges on acoustic guitar. Gold? Smooth? Mellow Yellow!”
Alan Sircom / HI-FI CHOICE
- Frequency Response: 10-60kHz
- Main: IM
- 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: U
- Mounting: S/P
- Weight: 5.5 g
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