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Grado Prestige Gold2 Phono Cartridge
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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
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Grado gold replacement stylus

Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

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4 of 5 Very satisfied October 30, 2019
Reviewer: Mark Allen from Knoxville, TN United States  
An excellent P-Mount replacement for my Technics SL-10 turntable. Not many P-Mounts made a anymore or to choose from but this a well crafted cartridge.

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5 of 5 October 18, 2019
Reviewer: Rudolph Textor from Grand Junction, CO United States  
Another happy rgrado customer!

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5 of 5 Stellar Delivery/Stellar Product July 27, 2019
Reviewer: Juergen Kaiserling from Rock Hill, SC United States  
The shopping experience for my Grado cartridge was the best that Online Shopping could be. The process was smooth and the product was delivered safely and packaged properly for the type of product this is. I would not hesitate to recommend 4OurEars to others!

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5 of 5 Grado Prestige Gold2 June 19, 2019
Reviewer: Steven VanderVeen from Jefferson City, MO United States  
Cartridge was everything I had hoped for, sound is crystal clear.

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5 of 5 One of the best cartridges period March 13, 2019
Reviewer: Ted SMith from Colorado Springs, CO United States  
Grado has really struck gold with this one.   This is a Moving Iron cartridge, a design unique to Grado. It allows the cartridge to have the subtlety and detail of a moving coil cartridge with the high output of a moving magnet.
This cartridge provides a rich and lush tonal experience with a nuanced and detailed soundstage that is both very lifelike and emotionally engaging. Often, moving coil cartridges to have a "thinness" to their sound and I enjoy the more visceral sound of higher output cartridges. However, moving magnet cartridges can be sound bloated without enough find detail in their sound. This cartridge strikes an amazing balance between those two extremes: it is warm and full bodied, but full of fine detail and imaging that will keep the most discriminating listeners coming back to hear new detail in their records they've never heard before. You can certainly buy more expensive phono cartridges, but you might not be able to buy a better sounding one.

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