GRADO phono cartridge
Timbre Platinum3 (Stereo, High)
The Platinum3 is the entry model in the Timbre series, with a housing made of Australian Jara wood, a 4-piece OTL cantilever, and an oval needle with a synthetic diamond tip. The coil is made of the same high-purity UHPLC (Ultra high purity long crystal) oxygen-free copper as the higher-end models. The frequency response is from 10Hz to 60,000Hz, and the sound is well separated, three-dimensional and delicate, with a unique smoothness. This is an excellent cartridge that allows you to enjoy the unique sound of a wood body.
This is a stereo high output model.
The first step-up from the Opus3, the Platinum3 puts Jarrah wood and a twin magnet system to work for your favorite music.
Timbre in a Nutshell.
The Platinum3 is a great example of what the Timbre Series is made for: to start listening to your music with more clarity and depth than you’ve heard before.
To make the Timbre Series work as a whole, we created a way for Jarrah, diamonds, and a twin magnet system to integrate with our Flux-Bridge™. We modified our four piece OTL cantilever technology to achieve a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige Series and use ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum3 uses a specially Grado designed elliptical diamond.
In the Details.
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 while improving tracking. 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 build.
The Sound of Wood.
Built from Jarrah
After the Platinum3 cartridge is crafted, it is then placed inside an Australian Jarrah housing. Jarrah is necessary for the majority of Timbre Series with its ability to produce surgically precise clarity without losing any depth. Through a variation of thermal aging processes, the housing gains the ability to better dampen and control the resonant frequencies.
Hand-Built in Brooklyn
Each Platinum3 is hand-built by our team in Brooklyn, as it has been for decades. Fine tuned for everything from entry-level turntables up to the highest-end stereo systems, the solid mass of the wood helps keep the Platinum3 steady and producing the Grado signature.
Body: Australian Jarrah Wood
Cantileaver: Aluminum / Elliptical Diamond
Output: 4.0mV @5 CMV (45)
Resistance: 660 ohms
Input Load: 10k-47k ohms
Cartridge Weight: 9 grams
Tracking Force: 1.6-1.9 grams
Channel Separation: Average 30db - 10-30k Hz
Controlled Frequency Response: 10-60 KHz
Non-Sensative to Capacitive Load
Builds: High Output Stereo
JAN code: 4528114020401