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  • Reference Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Reference Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Quick View

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    Reference Series Sonata 2 Cartridge

    No cartridge reproduces a female voice better than this.

    - Robert Reina, Stereophile


    4.0 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Platinum1 and Sonata2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum1 and Sonata1 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.


    After a week of warm-up, during which the Sonata was most notable for the solidity of its bass and power of it's subsonic bass, the sound started to become very musical.

    - Andrew Marshall / Audio Ideas Guide / Canada


    For the extra money, the Reference Sonata represents a leap of performance beyond the Platinum and hints at what an expensive moving coil can do.

    - Stereophile / Robert Reina Vol.21, No.6


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5


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  • Reference Series Platinum Cartridge Reference Series Platinum Cartridge Quick View

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    Reference Series Platinum Cartridge

    4.0 mV Output

    The newly redesigned Platinum1 and Sonata1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum1 and Sonata1 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.


    "Let me say straight out: like the Maggie 1.6QRs or the Goldman SRA, the Grado Platinum is one of those incredible bargains that doesn't just give you a "taste" of high fidelity but pretty much the whole enchilada for the price of, er, a whole enchilada."

    - Fi magazine / Jonathan Valin Vol.3, No.11


    "A prime advantage/disadvantage of phono reproduction is that every cartridge sounds different. Choosing one is like selecting wine, a process easy to get lost in. But if the cartridge is good enough, like Grado's Platinum, you'll get lost in the music."

    - Audio / Ivan Berger Vol.82, No. 2


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 45mH

    Resistance: 475

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5



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  • Reference Series Sonata (Replacement) Reference Series Sonata (Replacement) Quick View

    $400.00
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    Reference Series Sonata (Replacement)

    For use with the Reference Series Sonata 1


     


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    $400.00
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  • Statement Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Statement Series Sonata 2 Cartridge Quick View

    $600.00
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    Statement Series Sonata 2 Cartridge

    0.5 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Platinum2 and Sonata2 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum2 and Sonata2 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.


    "...the Sonata does a great job in reproducing the bassYes, the midrange was excellent. The upper octaves of the Grado Sonata did extend to the limits of my test records and sound very smooth. Very nice indeed!"

    - Anthony H. Cordesman - Audiophile Voice


    "And though the Sonata showed consistent excellence with stereo staging and imaging, one always sensed a truth to the recording, without exaggerated effect."

    - Wayne Garcia - The Absolute Sound


     



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  • Statement Series Sonata (Replacement) Statement Series Sonata (Replacement) Quick View

    $400.00
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    Statement Series Sonata (Replacement)

    For use with the Statement Series Sonata 1


     


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    $400.00
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  • Reference Series Master Cartridge Reference Series Master Cartridge Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    Reference Series Master Cartridge

    4.0 mV Output

    The newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.


    The Reference and the Master use a five-piece cantilever assembly of very low mass, and ultra-high-purity, long crystal, oxygen-free copper coil wire. The Master model is fitted with a nude elliptical diamond, the Reference uses a true ellipsoid tip. All parts used in the Master and Reference models are finished in-house and polished to an extremely high tolerance. Final assembly is by hand.


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5


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    $1,000.00
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  • Statement Series Platinum 1 Cartridge Statement Series Platinum 1 Cartridge Quick View

    $350.00
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    Statement Series Platinum 1 Cartridge

    0.5 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Platinum1 and Sonata1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum1 and Sonata1 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.


     


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: .5 mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

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    $350.00
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  • Statement Series Master 2 Cartridge Statement Series Master 2 Cartridge Quick View

    $1,000.00
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    Statement Series Master 2 Cartridge

    0.5 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Master2 and Reference2 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master2 and Reference2 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum2 and Sonata2 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master2 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference2 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.



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    $1,000.00
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  • Statement Series The Reference 1 Cartridge Statement Series The Reference 1 Cartridge Quick View

    $1,500.00
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    Statement Series The Reference 1 Cartridge

    0.5 mV Output


    The newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.


    "The Statement Reference is used by Musical Fidelity Sound Lab in their cutting room and in their mastering suite."

    - John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


    "As a long time Grado user, I was quite shocked at what I heard; all of the Grado virtues, but with a lot more warmth and silkiness and much better dynamic contrast -- including a lower noise floor."

    - Hi Fi News / Ken Kessler


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: .5 mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
    $1,500.00
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  • Reference Series The Reference Cartridge Reference Series The Reference Cartridge Quick View

    $1,500.00
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    Reference Series The Reference Cartridge

    4.0 mV Output

    The newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.


    The Reference and the Master use a five-piece cantilever assembly of very low mass, and ultra-high-purity, long crystal, oxygen-free copper coil wire. The Master model is fitted with a nude elliptical diamond, the Reference uses a true ellipsoid tip. All parts used in the Master and Reference models are finished in-house and polished to an extremely high tolerance. Final assembly is by hand.


    "The cartridges arrived today. Thank you very much!! Listening to the Statement Reference now yowzers!! Sweet, this is what vinyl is all about. All the boys here are very impressed!"

    - John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


    "The Statement Reference is used by Musical Fidelity Sound Lab in their cutting room and in their mastering suite."

    - John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab


     


    Frequency Response: 10-60

    Principal: MI

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/Sec.: 2-5

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F: F

    Mounting: S

    Weight: 6.5



    This product is not eligible for discount.

    Grado Cartridges
    $1,500.00
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