Grado Gold2 Phono Cartridge
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Standard 1/2" Mount — The most common mounting style wherein the cartridge is secured to the tonearm with 2 vertical screws and with 4 colored headshell lead-wires attached to the rear pins. Plug (P-) Mount — More common in the 80s & 90s, p-mount cartridges plug directly into the tonearm with 4 standardized pins, usually with 1 horizontal screw through the side for rigidity.
Sounding Better Than EverThe Grado Prestige2 series of cartridges features a resonance-optimized chassis and higher-purity copper wiring in the coils. 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. Furthermore, on the Prestige2 series, Grado purports "excellent tonal balance, dynamics and realism for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and acoustic instruments."
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.
Silver2 & Gold2The newly redesigned Silver2 and Gold2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Silver2 and Gold2 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold2 model is selected from the Silver2 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold2 models.Hifi Choice ReviewThe Grado's presentation was extremely easy to live with and comfortably communicative. It didn't ram feisty music in my face but maintained it's lively character. For that reason alone, the Grado will probably gel in a great many systems. And as it only costs [$260], yet holds its head up in more expensive company, its a definite Best Buy. — Alan Sircom
Frequency Response: 10-60 Principal: MI Channel Separation at 1KHz: 35 Input Load: 47K Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5 Stylus Type: E Inductance: 45mH Resistance: 475 Compliance CUs: 20 Stylus Replacement: U Mounting: S/P Weight: 5.5