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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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5 of 5 P-Mount Prestige Green Cart December 18, 2019
Reviewer: ChristopherP from Northwest WA United States  
P-mount is to spec.  Fit old technics SL-BD20 perfectly.  Sounds as good as expected.  Packaging and shipping no problems or issues at all.  As this is my 5th cart from Grado no surprise it sounds good.  My first purchase from 4OurEars.  All good, so I’ll probably be doing it again.

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5 of 5 Super clean November 24, 2019
Reviewer: Rick Brandon from Clinton twp, MI United States  
Supdr clean sound grado green and the grado 80 headphones.cant be beat.

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5 of 5 Grado Green2 July 9, 2019
Reviewer: Zachary Graen from Finksburg, MD United States  
Outstanding cartridge and a very noticeable upgrade to the audio technica I was using. P-mount cartridge easy to install. Very surprising sound for a budget cartridge! Outstanding bass response and a sweet, open top end! Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 Good upgrade from AT-95E June 20, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
I bought a Grado Green2 as an upgrade for the cartridge (AT-95E) that came with my inexpensive TEAC TN-300SE turntable, which has a built-in phono preamp.

The Green2 has a balanced, mellow, musical sound. It reveals more detail than the AT-95E, and it is much better controlled with instruments like the vibraphone.

Caveat: My Green2 produced a low-level hum when no record was playing and the volume was at maximum. I moved my turntable from 16 inches away from my amp to 28 inches away, and the hum became almost inaudible. Hum is a non-issue when a record is playing at a reasonable volume level.

Update:  I have since replaced the Green2 with a cartridge that has better detail and high-frequency extension. I also upgraded to a Mani phono preamp.

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5 of 5 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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