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The GRASSHOPPER III Series

The GRASSHOPPER III is available in three versions:

CHA Version:
A custom handbuilt moving coil cartridge featuring:
C = matched crystal Copper coils
H = High output (2.25 mV/channel)
A = Alnico magnet

SLA Version:
A custom handbuilt moving coil cartridge featuring:
S = matched crystal Silver coils
L = Low output (0.6 mV/channel)
A = Alnico magnet

GLA Version:
A custom handbuilt moving coil cartridge featuring:
G = matched crystal Gold coils
L = Low output (0.6 mV/channel)
A = Alnico magnet


Special customer demands/specifications:
Thanks to the many variations in materials available, it is always possible to build a unit to match the personal demands of the customer. With these personalized cartridges the wooden container can mention the name of the customer it has been specially built for. This option is exclusively available for The CANARY, The GRASSHOPPER III series, The GRASSHOPPER IV, The GRASSHOPPER “BEAUTY”, The CONDOR and The COLIBRI versions.

 The customer demands/specifications that can be taken into account when building a personalized cartridge for instance are:
The tone-arm used, the preamp and load impedance used, a particular brand of records to be played, the type of music generally played (jazz being more dynamic and classical more spacious and detailed) and other personal/sound preferences.

Production time:
The production time for a GRASSHOPPER cartridge after ordering is about two weeks. Please call your authorized distributor for delivery time.

specs
The GRASSHOPPER III Series
version a) CHA
b) SLA
c) GLA
stylus replacement see (*1)
stylus shape VDH - IS
stylus radii 2 x 85 Micron
frequency range 5 - 65.000 Hz
tracking force 13.5 - 16 mN
static compliance 35 Micron/mN
tracking ability 70 - 80 Micron
output voltage

a) 2.25 mV RMS
b) 0.6 mV RMS
c) 0.6 mV RMS

channel unbalance < 0.3 dB
channel separation

> 38 / > 32 dB

stylus tip mass 0.32 Milligram
system weight 12.2 Gram
vertical tracking angle 22 Degrees
load capacitance see (*2)
load impedance

a) 47k (> 10k) Ohm
b) > 200 Ohm
c) > 500 Ohm

eff tone arm mass 6 - 10 Gram
moving coil resistance

a) 96 Ohm +/- 10%
b) 9 Ohm +/- 10%
c) 16 Ohm +/- 10%

extra info

(*1): Stylus replacement and other services available on request

(*2): Non critical

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