Pro-Ject Pick It MC3 Moving Coil Cartridge


Robust and powerful sounding MC cartridge


Available to Order

SKU: PRJ_PICK_IT_MC3 Categories: ,

Optimised for Pop, Rock, and Big Orchestral Classic Music

Pro-Ject have extended their Pro-Ject Pick it lineup and are happy to announce the Pick it MC3 as part of their complete new MC cartridge range. Their goal was to create cartridges which technically match their tonearms and reach their vision of sound. Each Pick it MC cartridge pursues a different sound character, but all follow the same main goal to preserve a precise and musical reproduction of vinyl records.

The Pick-it MC3 is an all-purpose cartridge which delivers powerful and dynamic sound optimised for pop and rock, but also for big orchestral classic.


  • Moving Coil principle
  • Full aluminium body
  • ARMCO pure iron cross coil
  • Cryogenic treated cantilever
  • 1/2 inch mounting standard
  • Designed & assembled in EU

The Pick it MC3 uses a Pro-Ject specific “Hyper-Spherical” stylus to pick up the micro information of your vinyl records. The cantilever is cryogenically treated, which realigns the crystal structure and allows a smoother signal transmission. The cross coil is made of ARMCO pure iron with 6N linear crystal copper winding. It offers an output voltage of 0.4 mV and works best with a tracking force of 2 grams/mN.

Unique design

The body of the Pick it MC3 is made out of aluminium which is anodised in a beautiful steel blue finish which ensures a superior built quality and rigidity. The 1/2 inch mounting standard allows easy top-mounting with the threaded mounting holes. The included transparent stylus protector is easily slid onto the cartridge from the bottom to protect the needle when needed.

Pro-Ject were able to source high quality Japanese parts to design this outstanding cartridge. The assembly and quality control is done in Europe to ensure the highest possible sound quality.

All the needed tools like screws and hex key are in the box to mount the MC3. Pro-Ject recommend one of their “Measure it” tracking force gauge and an “Align it” to properly adjust the cartridge to reach the highest possible performance it is built for.


  • Cartridge principle: MC (Moving-Coil)
  • Output voltage at 1 kHz: 0.4 mV
  • Channel separation at 1 kHz: 30 dB
  • Tracking ability at 315Hz: 70 μm
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20 000 Hz +/- 1dB
  • Stylus type: Hyper-Spherical
  • Stylus tip radius: 5×250 μm
  • Tracking force, range: 1.8 – 2.2 g (mN)
  • Tracking force, recommended: 2.0 g (mN)
  • Tracking angle: 20°
  • Recommended load resistance: 100-220 Ω
  • Break-in period: 30 hours
  • Cartridge weight: 9.6 g

Check out the brochure for more information – ProJect Pick It MC3 Brochure


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