Acoustic Signature

The Acoustic Signature MCX3 is a modern moving-coil cart­ridge, manu­fac­tu­red accor­ding to the latest techno­logies – the opti­mal part­ner for our NEO tone­arm series. A ‘nude’ fine line stylus assu­ring best tracking results, high-purity copper coils and a CNC-milled and reso­nance-opti­mized chassis deve­loped accor­ding to the finite ele­ment design principle form the basis for a first-class cartridge.

Acoustic Signature MCX3 cartridge seen from aside

Special features:

  • Modern MC cart­ridge with high-purity copper coils
  • Reso­nance-opti­mized aluminum chassis
  • Easy mounting
  • Excellent tracking due to the nude fine line stylus
  • Suitable for medium to high mass tonearms

Acoustic Signature MCX3 cartridge seen from the front

Acoustic Signature MCX3 cartridge seen from the back

Test reviews

The MCX3 is awarded with the Goldenes Ohr 2022 award.

Goldenes Ohr 2022 award by Audio

The Acoustic Signa­ture MCX3 was awarded with the “Golde­nes Ohr 2022” (“Golden Ear”) by the german maga­zine Audio in the category cart­ridges.

Maximus SE Test in Image Hifi 02/2020

“Opens a world of inter­me­diate tones and finest tran­si­tions. Thou­sands of colors of a sym­phony orchestra are pain­ted and the infi­nite widths of large recor­ding rooms are struc­tured in detail. The poten­tial of the turn­table and tone­arm are pushed to the limits.”

(MCX3 with the Maximus SE and TA-2000)

Image Hifi
Heinz Gelking

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Test review Typhoon NEO, TA-2000 NEO and MCX 3 in Audio 06/2021

“very balanced and natural with a beau­tifully deep stage”

( MCX3 with the Typhoon NEO & TA-2000 NEO)

Andreas Eichels­doerfer

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Audiogram of the MCX3 cartridge in Audio 06/2021
Klangtipp MCX3 in Audio 06/2021

Technical data

Cartridge system:Moving-coil
Stylus type:Nude fine line
Coil material:4N copper
Cartridge chassis:Resonance-optimized aluminum chassis
Voltage output
(at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.):
0.35 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz:< 1.2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz:> 24 dB
Compliance, dynamic, lateral:15 m/mN
Tracking force range:2.1 to 2.5 g
Recommended tracking force:2.3 g (23 mN)
Frequency range at -3 dB:20-25,000 Hz
Frequency response 20-20,000 Hz:± 1.5 dB
DC resistance:
Recommended load:100 
Cartidge weight:12.6 g