Grado Red2 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.
Blue2 & Red2The newly redesigned Blue2 and Red2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Blue2 and Red2 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red1 model is selected from the Blue2 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the production run will meet these standards and become Red2 models.
Frequency Response: 10-55 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