ZYX R50 Bloom 3


The all new ZYX R-50 Bloom 3 replaces the older R-50 Bloom MC cartridge.   Amongst the changes and new specifications are a black aluminium cantilever and something which ZYX call their new  Super High speed reproduction engine (magnetic circuit),  specially processed to null magnetic resistance within magnetic gap, and enables high speed power generation against signals over entire bandwidth straightly without time delay.

The ZYX R50 Bloom 3 may be the entry level ZYX, but its performance is anything but entry level. This amazing phono cartridge majors on musicality. It is neutral but has genuine bass authority with loads of low level texture and information and it throws a big expansive soundstage full of detail. It is also remarkably refined and smooth in its presentation, especially at higher frequencies where many others highlight their deficiencies. Still the class leading MC cartridge at its price point? We think so!

The ZYX R50 Bloom 3 is the lower output version which is compatible with a wide range of MC gain stages and SUTs.  The ZYX R50 Bloom 3 is the class leading high quality low output Moving Coil Cartridge.  Using a superior line contact polished solid diamond stylus tip, you are assured of superb detail retrieval and tracking.  An absolute bargain amongst the high end competition at over twice the cost, this ZYX should be your first port of call if your budget is sub £1000 for any MC cartridge.


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  • REAL STEREO Generator System: world’s first 13 vital design points
  • Pure Damper Material: long life time rubber with no power filler
  • Air Response Damper Mechanism
  • Pure Copper Wire Generator Coil: 6-nine class purity having a highly aligned copper crystalline structure
  • The first cartridge in the world that can completely eliminate “time distortion”


Type Moving Coil (Dynamic)

REAL STEREO Generator System

Output Voltage 0.24mV (H= 0.48mV) [3.54cm/sec., 1kHz] or

0.34mV (H=0.68mV) [5.0cm/sec., 1kHz]

Frequency response 10Hz ~ 40kHz
+/-1dB 20Hz ~ 20kHz
Channel separation > 25 dB (1kHz)
Channel balance < 0.5dB [1kHz]
Recommended tracking force 2.0gm [20 ~ 25 degrees Celsius)
Tracking force range 1.8gm ~ 2.5gm
Compliance horizontal (vertical) 15 x 10-6 cm/dyne (12 x 10-6 cm/dyne)
Trackability > 80um/1.8gm
Internal impedance 4 ohms (H = 8 ohms)
Recommended load impedance > 100 ohms
Cantilever material ALMg5 tube 0.38/ 0.3mm dia.
Stylus Line-Contact Solid Diamond
Contact radius 6um x 35um
Output terminals 1.25mm dia. gold plated [EIA}
Net weight 5.0gm