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Grado Master 3 phono cartridge - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $1,000.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


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Description Technical Specs
The Master3 and Reference3 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum3 and Sonata3 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master3 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference3 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond. These cartridges are individually calibrated.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

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5 of 5 Master3 Low Output August 15, 2020
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Peoria, AZ United States  
Still breaking it in but has so far proved itself to be nuanced and dynamic.  Bass is deep ... midrange blooms ... treble is smooth and extended.  Imaging is pinpoint and throws a wide soundstage.  Everything Grado is known for.  Plus, Grado / 4ourEars demonstrated thier stated commitment to customer service.

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5 of 5 Master High Output 2 Channel July 18, 2020
Reviewer: Matthew Golliet from Greensburg, PA United States  
I would like to comment on the customer service at 4ourears.com. I received a response from my question within 10 minutes of my initial e-mail. It was an unexpected, pleasant surprise to have a reply from a Grado:  Richard Grado. He was knowledgeable, personable, listened to my situation, and provided options.

I have had this Reference Sonata Cartridge for about 20 years and really enjoyed it. Richard stated that the Sonata could not be repaired. He offered an exchange/upgrade to give back the Sonata cartridge and supply a brand new, latest version model of my choice. I selected the Master3 High Output 2 Channel cartridge. He provided a discount code and the exchange was completed online using PayPal. Easy.

I thought the Sonata was excellent, but this Master3 lives up to the "upgrade" term in every aspect: frequency range, separation, soundstage, clarity, detail, etc. It is very musical and just sings.   Listening to every album again for the first time.

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5 of 5 April 30, 2020
Reviewer: James Bailey from Murfreesboro, TN United States  
Still breaking in the new cart, but so far it sounds very promising! The service was great, and the folks I talked to via email were very helpful and not the least bit pushy about purchasing the product. I guess Grado must have alot of confidence about the products they sell. I have been buying Grado products (cans and carts) over the past 30 years and I have never been disappointed about anything I have purchased from them or one of their retailers!!

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