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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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June 7, 2019
Reviewer: Charles Crowther from Orlando, FL United States  
Works and sounds great! I thought it was a solid buy!

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Sounds wonderful February 17, 2019
Reviewer: Wilkes Hardin from Olympia, WA United States  
I had forgotten how bright and clear these cartridges sound until I finally ordered a replacement for my old first gen black that died on me. The sound is bright, warm, and brings out detail you miss with cheaper offerings. I have an old (circa ‘70) Shure M91 that performs well, and this one sounds as if someone removed the cotton from my ears upon comparison. You can’t go wrong at this price point.

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Completely excellent February 15, 2019
Reviewer: Ian Pietragallo from Fishkill, NY United States  
I didn't care for the Stanton 300 series that was on a turntable I recently purchased. Decided to try a Grado and was very pleased in my choice. All sound is well defined. I heartily endorse this product.

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Green2 is detailed, controlled, very musical February 7, 2019
Reviewer: Bruce Nelson from San Bruno, CA United States  
I bought a Grado Green2 as an upgrade for the cartridge that came with my inexpensive TEAC TN-300SE turntable, which has a built-in phono preamp. I am very pleased that I did so.

The Green2 has a balanced, very musical sound.

It reveals a lot of detail. This is especially nice with recordings that have many complex sounds coming at you all at once; ex: "Mingus Ah Um" by Charles Mingus and "Free Hand" by Gentle Giant.

The Green2 is very controlled with tough to reproduce sounds like the vibraphone (MJQ). There is no sense that the cartridge is adding resonance to what is on the record. Instead, its starts and stops seem just right.

Caveat: My Green2 produced a low-level hum when no record was playing and the volume was at maximum. I moved my turntable from 18 inches away from my amp to 26 inches away, and the hum became almost inaudible. Hum is a non-issue when a record is playing at a reasonable volume level.

I highly recommend the Grado Prestige Green2.

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On Time January 24, 2019
Reviewer: Shawn Shoemake from Philomath, OR United States  
Securely packed, delivered on time. I am still refurbishing the turntable.I appreciate that a quality company would make a cartridge at this price point. Thanks !

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