Grado DJ200 Cartridge

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Grado DJ200

Grado Labs announces the release of their new DJ series of professional phono cartridge. Built and designed to meet the demanding needs of the professional DJ musician, these cartridges deliver performance never known before in the pro DJ market. The Grado specially engineered transmission line cantilever allows for the ideal transfer of music signal and for safe and effective stylus back-cueing. The DJ series can track from 2 to 5 grams, and delivers the warm musical Grado sound the audio industry has embraced and enjoyed for 50 years. The DJ series incorporates our newest Flux-Bridger generator systems for lower effective tip mass and lower electrical inductance. Each DJ series cartridge is hand assembled to Grado's high standards, which contributes to the unchallenged consistency of performance, and the Grado guarantee of reliability. The DJ series of cartridges are the most advanced phono pickups ever offered to the professional DJ market, without exception. Cartridges are packed by themselves. Stylus replacements are packages with two replacements. The Prestige model DJ200 uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, diamond mounted in a brass bushing.
  • Frequency Response: 10-50
  • Principal: MI
  • Input Load: 47K
  • Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 2-5
  • Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
  • Stylus Type: Diamond
  • Inductance: 45mH
  • Resistance: 475
  • Cantilever: 4-piece OTL
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    This is hands down my favorite cartridge. I listen to vinyl non-stop and when I hear something I want to sample for a potential beat, I spin the record back and record it. The DJ200 is basically a hi-fi cart that can take the abuse of backcueing. You cannot, and should not expect to scratch with this. That's not the purpose. The channel separation is awesome; the output is not too loud, but not too low either. Awesome for ripping tracks for use in your DVS as well. When I'm scratching or mixing I like the Ortofon Q-Bert, but when casually listening or sampling -- this is my weapon of choice. I really can't say enough good things about it. And this is coming from a person who's bought more than a few DJ (and some hi-fi) carts searching for the Holy Grail. If you're a beatmaker looking for a hi-fi cart with a cantilever strong enough to withstand backcueing, this is what you want. I keep t