Grado Black2 Phono Cartridge
Sounding Better Than EverThe Grado Prestige2 series of cartridges feature a resonance-optimized chassis. Sonically, they exhibit better low-level resolution and heightened overall transparency - a noticeable improvement over their predecessors - while maintaining the signature Grado sound that we've all come to adore.
You Deserve PrestigeThe Prestige Series by Grado is designed for high output and excellent stability under severe use. A considerable tip mass reduction results in a frequency response to 50 kHz and beyond and tracking forces from 1-2 grams. Acclaimed by experts as virtually the finest pickups in the world at their price. Prestige models available in both 1/2" mount and P-mount. All styli in the Prestige series are user replaceable.
Black2 & Green2The newly redesigned Black1 and Green1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.
Ratings & Reviews
Pleasantly surprised by the Grado Black2!
by Brian M.
I purchased this to replace an Audio Technica 95E mainly because it has higher output which I need for my tube amp (AT puts out only 3.5 mv). To my surprise, I like the Grado Black2 better than the AT. It tracks slightly better at 1.5 gm than the AT at 2.0 gm. Sound definition is better after replaying some LPs I know well - especially bass and midrange. Contrary to other reviews, I have no hum with the Grado. I highly recommend the Black2 for the best sound in this price range.