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Grado Prestige 2 Phono Cartridge - Green2

Grado Prestige Series Green Phono Cartridge

Model: Prestige Green

Grado Prestige Series Green Phono Cartridge
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About: Grado Prestige Series Green Phono Cartridge

Grado's Prestige Series of Phono Cartridges
The Prestige series of cartridges are 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 Latest Version, the Grado Green1
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.

Technical Data

  • 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 is a Canadian authorized Grado retailer.

Reviews: Grado Prestige Series Green Phono Cartridge

Rob V. - 07/02/2014

Enhanced detail, crisper highs and extended bass.

None that I can tell.

I have been using this cartridge for the last two weeks and so far I am very impressed. I bought it to upgrade my Realistic cartridge on a Pioneer PL-55 turntable, and it is a solid improvement.

For starters, I'm hearing detail that wasn't being picked up with the old cartridge. The sound is brighter, and the bass is more pronounced without adding warmth to the sound.

I've also noticed the Grado seems to track better and doesn't skip near as much as my old cartridge, even on badly worn LPs.

I'm giving this a 5 star rating just for the immense value I got from it. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an affordable upgrade.

Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Warranty: Grado Prestige Series Green Phono Cartridge Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

GRADO products are warranted against manufacturing defects for a period of one year from purchase date; 2 exceptions:

  • iGRADO/eGRADO are covered by a 120 days warranty as written on the packaging.
  • Styl├» (also named Diamonds) are not warranted. We suggest you check them before leaving the store.