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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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5 of 5 November 15, 2019
Reviewer: Chad Fletcher from Bowling Green, OH United States  

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5 of 5 Good Communication ... Thank You , Rich October 12, 2019
Reviewer: vince walters from wilkes barre, PA United States  
The order sent in error is going to be replaced with the original product ordered.

Thank You...  Rich


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5 of 5 Grado black2 for my son. October 3, 2019
Reviewer: Russell Miller from peoria, IL United States  
Bought the new black 2 for my sone who has an amazing set of ears. He loves it so i am happy.

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5 of 5 Grado Black2 September 21, 2019
Reviewer: JCashFan from New York  
I have been a Grado family customer for 20 years and still walk through airports and island hiking with SR-60 cans on. My recent foray back into vinyl had me looking for a great value to get started again and also still save some money for a good system, mods, and records. The Grado Black2 offers everything I was looking for: musicality, warmth, great midrange vocals, and good toe tapping. Thank you Grado family for offering such a musical value at a affordable price. I also have received great support and conversation along the way from Mr. Richard Grado. Where else can you get this  these days ? I'm sure John Grado is looking down and very proud.

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5 of 5 Great August 17, 2019
Reviewer: Frank Iaconi from Worceter, MA United States  
Great product user friendly site fast deliver

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