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Grado Prestige Green2 Phono Cartridge
Grado Green2 phono cartridge - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $95.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


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Description Technical Specs
The Green2 uses a three piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing.

What's the difference between Black2 and Green2?
Approximately 15% of the Black2 production run meet higher specifications. These are hand selected from the batch and designated as Green2.

Grado’s OTL, or optimized transmission line, technology provides an ideal transfer of signal from the surface of the LP to the generator of the system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps keep noise generated by the motor system in the cartridge to a minimum.

Grado’s OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and present more detail than previously obtainable.

The Green2 is hand assembled by Grado's team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. The coil winding techniques using ultra high purity copper wire, which were honed during the development of the Lineage Series, have let the electrical circuits achieve unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.

As in all Grado phono cartridges the Green2 is powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado’s patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Green2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

Grado Prestige Green2 Replacement Stylus
Grado Direct Price: $60.00

Ships to USA and Mexico

Grado green replacement stylus - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

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Detailed Sound June 23, 2018
Reviewer: Finni65  
The Grado Green 2 is my first Grado cartridge. I have owned several Shure cartridges, as well as a few Audio Technica cartridges in the same price range. The sound of the Grado is definitely more detailed. It has a nice bass, and mid range. The treble is clear, well defined. and it is not overly bright or harsh, which was often the case with the other brands.  You do have to align it correctly for your turn table to get the best performance. The pay back in sound is big.

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Grado Prestige cartridges June 1, 2018
Reviewer: Ronald Morrow from Vallejo, CA United States  
Excellent product as all Grado's have been through the years.
Currently using a Grado Gold w/8MZ sylus... terrific!.

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Prestige Green is perfect March 7, 2018
Reviewer: Edward Byrnes from Chittenango, NY United States  
I bought a Technics SL-220 for $3.99 at a thrift shop; it was dusty and dirty, needed a new belt, a head shell upgrade and a new cartridge, but was otherwise undamaged. I cleaned it up, put in a new belt, deoxyied the pots, lubricated the spindle, applied plastic refinisher to the dustcover, put on a new headshell with a new cartridge from a different manufacturer (not Grado) and calibrated the tonearm. Everything was working great but no matter what adjustments I made, the sound just wasn’t right. Since I had already had great experiences with Grado cartridges, I went to Grado’s website and purchased the Prestige Green. I replaced the cartridge with the new Grado, and now that table is absolutely singing! Thanks Grado!

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