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Grado Prestige Blue2 Phono Cartridge
Grado Blue2 phono cartridge - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $125.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


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Description Technical Specs
The Blue2 uses a four piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing.

What's the difference between Blue2 and Red2?
Approximately 15% of the Blue2 production run meet higher specifications. These are hand selected from the batch and designated as Red2.

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 Blue2 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 Blue2 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 Black2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

Grado Prestige Blue2 Replacement Stylus
Grado Direct Price: $80.00

Ships to USA and Mexico

Grado blue replacement stylus - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

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July 28, 2018
Reviewer: Alfredo Pena from Fort Lauderdale, FL United States  

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Thank you for the quick service May 11, 2018
Reviewer: Oni Baba from San Gabriel, CA United States  
I have the Thorens + Macintosh combo and even my old Grado cartridge which I should've changed years ago, sounds warm.  Having finally installed the new Blue2, I'm looking forward to spending my middle age years with Pharoah Sanders, Jessye Norman, and Brian Eno.

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mounting May 10, 2018
Reviewer: Louis De Marco from Lakewood, NJ United States  
The stylus is difficult to take off.

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Awesome March 7, 2018
Reviewer: Leif Olson from Fayetteville, AR United States  
Thanks, love the new cartridge may have to send you my old one for a refurb., it’s off of a thorens TD 160. It looks like it may be a classic 70’s era Graddo Black cartridge.

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