Prestige Series Cartridges

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The Prestige Series by Grado is designed for high output and excellent stability under severe use. A considerable tip mass reduction results in a frequency response to 50 kHz and beyond and tracking forces from 1-2 grams. Acclaimed by experts as virtually the finest pickups in the world at their price. Prestige models available in both 1/2" mount and P-mount. All styli in the Prestige series are user replaceable.

"The Grado's presentation was extremely easy to live with and comfortably communicative. It didn't ram feisty music in my face but maintained it's lively character. For that reason alone, the Grado will probably gel in a great many systems. And as it only costs $180, yet holds its head up in more expensive company, its a definite Best Buy.”

-HI-FI CHOICE, Alan Sircom

Gold1 & Silver1 (above)

The newly redesigned Silver1 and Gold1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Silver1 and gold1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold1 model is selected from the Silver1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold1 models.

Red1 & Blue1
The newly redesigned Blue1 and Red1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Blue1 and Red1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red1 model is selected from the Blue1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the production run will meet these standards and become Red1 models.

Green1 & Black1
The newly redesigned Black1 and Green1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.

78 RPM
The Prestige Series of 78-RPM cartridges are designed for high output and excellent stability under even severe use. Each cartridge can be used for either archival or casual play without concern for undue wear on the record. All Grado 78 cartridges have a considerable reduction in tip mass resulting in extended frequency response while tracking forces can range from 2-5 grams. The experts acclaim these cartridges as virtually the finest 78-rpm cartridges in the world.

Mono Phono
There are many analog lovers with record collections that include mono albums. At Grado we strive to have products that will fit all the needs of the analog enthusiast. So now, Grado offers two new cartridge models in a mono version. The MC+ and the ME+ are mounted with an elliciptical diamond. The ME+ uses one of GRADO's upgraded generating systems. All wooden body cartridges are available in mono version. This will make your records quieter and enhance the musical pleasure of these recordings.

"They have the Grado name, history, and superb craftsmanship behind them. They are definitely the most advanced DJ cartridge set up out there.”

- Flea Market Funk

DJ100 (above)
The Prestige model DJ100 uses a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, diamond mounted in a brass bushing.
 
DJ200
The Prestige model DJ200 uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, diamond mounted in a brass bushing.
 
  • Gold1 & Silver1:
    Frequency Response: 10-60
    Principal: MI
    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 35
    Input Load: 47K
    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
    Stylus Type: E
    Inductance: 45mH
    Resistance: 475
    Compliance CUs: 20
    Stylus Replacement: U
    Mounting: S/P
    Weight: 5.5
  • Red1 & Blue1:
    Frequency Response: 10-55
    Principal: MI
    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
    Input Load: 47K
    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
    Stylus Type: E
    Inductance: 45mH
    Resistance: 475
    Compliance CUs: 20
    Stylus Replacement: U
    Mounting: S/P
    Weight: 5.5
  • Green1 & Black1:
    Frequency Response: 10-50
    Principal: MI
    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
    Input Load: 47K
    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
    Stylus Type: E
    Inductance: 45mH
    Resistance: 475
    Compliance CUs: 20
    Stylus Replacement: U
    Mounting: S/P
    Weight: 5.5
  • 78 RPM:
    Frequency Response: 10-50
    Principal: MI
    Input Load: 47K
    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
    Recommended Tracking Force: 2.5
    Stylus Type: C
    Inductance: 45mH
    Resistance: 475
    Stylus Replacement: U
    Mounting: S/P
    Weight: 5.5
  • Mono Phono:
    Frequency Response: 10-50
    Principal: MI
    Input Load: 47K
    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
    Stylus Type: E
    Inductance: 45mH
    Resistance: 475
    Stylus Replacement: U
    Mounting: S/P
    Weight: 5.5
  • DJ Phono:
    Frequency Response: 10-50
    Principal: MI
    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 30
    Input Load: 47K
    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
    Recommended Tracking Force: 2.5
    Stylus Type: Diamond
    Inductance: 45mH
    Resistance: 475
    Compliance CUs: 30
    Stylus Replacement: U
    Mounting: S/P
    Weight: 5.5
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