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Grado Aeon3 Cartridge
Grado Aeon3 Cartridge

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Grado Direct Price: $6,000.00


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The Grado family is proud to announce a major step forward in phono cartridge design with the Grado Aeon3, from the Lineage Series. For the first time sapphire, gold, diamond, and cocobolo wood join forces to produce the finest hand-built cartridge ever.

The Aeon3 Cartridge sees final assembly by John Grado himself on his workbench in Brooklyn. It offers exceptional reproduction of vocals and instruments, with superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism. Grado’s coil winding techniques, which have been honed throughout the decades, have achieved exact unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging. Each cartridge is wound with the finest properly sized and annealed 24-karat solid gold wire, which is the ultimate conductor for the transmission of the music from your record.

All of the internal magnetic circuit parts are Swiss screw machined or molded metal, which have tolerances on the order of the best Swiss-made watches. The specially designed diamond stylus is mounted on a sapphire cantilever that connects to the stylus generating system. The Aeon3 features a unique system that has the lowest effective moving mass of any cartridge, while Grado’s patented Flux-Bridger generator design creates a superior balance throughout the full frequency spectrum with superb resolution and clarity, which produces an overall truer picture of the music. This is all nestled inside a cocobolo wooden housing.

In 1953, the Grado family started building cartridges on their kitchen table. Every experience in their history has led to the creation of the Lineage Series. The Aeon Cartridge represent the craftsmanship and unwavering dedication to sound that has been Grado’s main focus for over half a century.

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5 of 5 Five stars April 25, 2019
Reviewer: Theodore Neff from Goffstown, NH United States  
The Grado Aeon is in the same league, if not better than, my 15k Air Tight Opus-1....the Aeon is stunningly musical with a gorgeous fleshed out midrange...yet there is no sacrifice of detail or dynamics...the cartridge is also a beautiful tracker...I feel that you need to promote this special cartridge still further with additional formal reviews and increased Grado dealer awareness...I spoke with a couple of Grado dealers who hadn’t even thought about putting the Aeon on their store reference TT...you are welcome to edit this review...Thanks, Ted Neff

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