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Grado Green2 Phono Cartridge

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Keep it in mind...
  • 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 Ever

    The 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 Prestige

    The 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 & Green2

    The newly redesigned Black2 and Green2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black2 and Green2 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 Green2 model is selected from the Black2 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green2 models.
  • Frequency Response: 10-50
  • Principal: MI
  • Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
  • 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
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    Very happy with this choice


    I have been using this cartridge for a couple of months now on my Technics SL-D202 and it is my favorite so far. My collection is mostly 60s, 70s and 80s rock. I have two other cartridges in a similar price point. The first one I tried was good, but I felt it showed the imperfections of the record too much. The one I upgraded to was better, but I have a collection of Christmas lps that are all choral and opera singers and it seemed to distort on the highs. The Grado Green seem to offer much more separation in the highs while still delivering excellent bass. I also find that it seems to do a much better job hiding the imperfections of the record. Im not getting the buzz that I have seen reported with other direct drive units and this cart can even make the stereo version of I feel fine on the Beatles '65 album almost sound tolerable. Overall I am very happy with this cartridge.