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Statement Reference2
Grado Reference 2 phono cartridge - Photo by Jones Studio Ltd.

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Proudly made in Brooklyn USA

Grado Direct Price: $1,500.00

Ships to USA and Mexico


Description Technical Specs
The Master2 and Reference2 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum2 and Sonata2 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master2 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference2 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond. These cartridges are individually calibrated.

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5 of 5 I can't stop listening! April 6, 2020
Reviewer: Timothy Ames from Maumee, OH United States  
I upgraded from the Statement Platinum 1 which I have enjoyed very much for the last 5 years. This new Statement Reference 2 is simply an amazing cartridge. It is my first cartridge in this price point and I can't believe the difference; a wider sound stage, it is more brilliant, clear and I am hearing much more detail. It is simply engaging.  And all this on a very basic Technics SL-20 turntable! I highly recommend you try it.

TT: Technics SL-20
Phono Stage: Musical Surroundings Phenomina II
Pre-amp: Manley Jumbo Shrimp (tube)
Amp: First Watt F6 (class A)
Speakers: Klipsch RP-600M

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