Grado's Prestige series of phono cartridges are tried and true performers at astounding prices. They're high-output cartridges designed with the moving-iron principle. Grado's proprietary design features yield high-precision products with a unique, intimate, and refined sonic character. You can't go wrong with a Grado Prestige cartridge. Remember that their styli are universal, meaning that if you start with Grado Black and find in the future that you want to experience more of what Grado has to offer, you can upgrade to a Red, Silver or Gold stylus. It's a great way to optimize the performance of your turntable in phases that correspond to your budget and enthusiasm.