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Grado Prestige Black2 Phono Cartridge
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Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $75.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


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Description Technical Specs
The Black2 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 Black2 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 Black2 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 Black2 Replacement Stylus
Grado Direct Price: $50.00

Ships to USA and Mexico

Grado black replacement stylus

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January 11, 2019
Reviewer: Matthew V. from New York, NY United States  

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Pure sound January 8, 2019
Reviewer: John Cornwell from Ahoskie, NC United States  
Great product.Super fast shipping and well packed.
Can't go wrong for the money!
Thank you.

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sounds great December 21, 2018
Reviewer: Scott Halperin from Milwaukee, WI United States  
was pleasantly surprised to call the company tell them I had an old xt+ on a dual turntable and they just told me what I needed to replace it right off the bat. It was great not to deal with a long pre recorded phone message, then someone who knew as little as me would have to look it up and figure it out. It was just bada bing bada boom, this is what you need and I know it for a fact. I had already spent a half hour online trying to figure out what I needed at that point, yall made my life easy, told me I needed the p-mount etc. THANKYOU  Not enough places are like this anymore. And 75 bucks for the quality of this stylus cartridge seems more than fair

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First experience with Grado December 8, 2018
Reviewer: Victor Lopez from Isabela, USA Puerto Rico  
Excellent cartridge, sounds amazing.

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Grado Black 2 cartridge and stylus. September 23, 2018
Reviewer: Darryl Koenen from Port Orchard, WA United States  
Fast shipping well packed good instructions sounds fantastic. Thank you

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