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

Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $600.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


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Description Technical Specs
The Platinum3 and Sonata3 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum3 model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond, and the Sonata3 model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review »

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4 of 5 Reference Platinum 2 upgrade July 22, 2020
Reviewer: Michael Adams from Wilmington, DE United States  
Grado's upgrade plan allowed Me to trade up from my damaged Platinum v2 toward the purchase of a Sonata 3 at a reduced price. Thus far I have just 15 hours on my Sonata and can say that it is an a definite improvement over the Platinum. The sound is more balanced,  bass is tight/strong with good mid's and highs. Looking forward to continued improvements as break in continues

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5 of 5 Sonata 3 cartridge April 9, 2020
Reviewer: Phil Patton from Ashland City, TN United States  
I purchased this cartridge to replace a Sumiko Blackbird, a more expensive cartridge. The Grado sounds great! It is not a downgrade at all. In fact, i have come to realize it sounds more accurate. None of the high freq. boost of the moving coil but also presenting everything as it is in a live performance. A great cartridge, i only wish i had bought the next step up.

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