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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


SKU: 4E-BLACK2

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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.


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Grado Prestige Black2 Replacement Stylus
Grado Direct Price: $50.00

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Execellent Service June 10, 2019
Reviewer: Scott Knepper from Ontario , OR United States  
Thank you for the very prompt shipping.
Won't be to the location where the turntable is until late this month, but the reviews on the Black 2 were very good.

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May 23, 2019
Reviewer: John Zorzi from Irwin, PA United States  
Best cartridge and needle ever for that kind of money .

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Superb customer service May 22, 2019
Reviewer: Jason Shure from Brooklyn, NY United States  
Replied on the weekend, straightforward advice, immediate shipping.  Solid

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Made a world of difference April 20, 2019
Reviewer: Phil from WA United States  
Couldn't know until I changed out my old cartridge.  Excellent sound!

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Excellent products and service March 7, 2019
Reviewer: TBone from NY United States  
My order is as mailed quickly, packed well, and I am very happy with my Grado cartridges! Thanks!

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