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Grado Prestige Gold2 Phono Cartridge
Grado Gold2 phono cartridge - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $260.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


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Description Technical Specs
The Gold2 uses a four piece OTL cantilever with a Grado specific elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bushing. A machined turned generator is used to achieve a lower distortion and greater transparency.

What's the difference between Gold2 and Silver2?
Approximately 5% of the Silver2 production runs meet higher test specifications. The cartridges that exhibit these specs are hand-selected to become a Gold2.
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 Gold2 are all hand assembled by our team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, we were able to have a trickle down of technology and bring some new techniques to the Silver2.

This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. Our 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 Gold2 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 Silver2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

The development of the Epoch in the Lineage Series gave us an in-depth experience with using an outer housing as a damping device. This led to the creation of a process which de-stresses the chassis and dissipates unwanted energy & resonant frequencies, allowing the desired signal to travel freely.

Grado Prestige Gold2 Replacement Stylus
Grado Direct Price: $150.00

Ships to USA and Mexico

Grado gold replacement stylus

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Wide frequency range vs cost October 31, 2018
Reviewer: Joe P. from Shalimar, FL United States  
Extremely pleased with performance of cartridge. Im constantly trying to expand frequency range on my system. Didnt think it possible for this price. I plan to upgrade to a moving coil cartridge if i can find a good stepup transformer.

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quality product and service September 21, 2018
Reviewer: kirk hein from whittier, CA United States  
With Grado, you can be confident in getting a high quality audio and personal service. I have 2 sets of headphones and a phono cartridge. The ear pads on the headphone deteriorated a little too fast but replacements are available. The cartridge is a marked improvement on to OEM cartridge with particular improvement in bass. Grado helped me out when the cartridge delivery by USPS failed. A nice personal touch.

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