Grado Lineage Aeon3 Moving Coil Cartridge
A cocobolo wood body with an elliptical diamond, sapphire cantilever, and copper coil. Handmade in Brooklyn.
A first for Grado, the Aeon3 uses a sapphire cantilever with a unique generating system that has the lowest effective moving mass of any cartridge, tracking accurately on vinyl. 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
The Aeon3 is the younger sibling of the Epoch3 with copper instead of gold windings. It has exceptional reproduction of vocals and instruments, with superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism. Its bass dynamics are solid and authoritative. Harmonics are extremely faithful giving the recording the correct color, and the mid-range is plush with resolution.
Each Aeon3 sees final assembly by John Grado himself on his workbench. These are built by hand in Brooklyn as they have been for decades.
Body: Honduras cocobolo wood
Stylus: Elliptical diamond with sapphire cantilever
Output: 1.0 mV
Frequency Response: 5-70 kHz
Channel Separation: 35 db
Input Load: 10k-47k ohm
Inductance: 8 mH
Resistance: 74 ohm
Pickup Weight: 11 g
Tracking Force: 1.6-1.9 g
Compliance: 20 μm/mN