All Grado products except their in-ear earphones and iGrado products are built in Brooklyn, New York. 

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For more years than nearly any other American hi-fi manufacturer, Grado has been designing and producing products that are the benchmark of innovation and quality.

A young Joseph Grado started building phono cartridges in 1953, and officially opened a factory for their manufacture in 1955.  That factory in Brooklyn, New York is still the home of Grado Labs today. 

From that time until now, the work carried out at Grado has accounted for 48 patents, and some of the most highly regarded phono cartridges, headphones, and even tonearms ever available.  Joseph Grado’s revolutionary moving iron phono cartridge designs are still the standard by which other similar designs are judged today.  Grado is also commonly given credit for the invention of the moving coil phono cartridge.

Today, the Grado tradition is carried on by Joseph Grado’s nephew John and his two sons Matthew and Jonathan.  These two later generations of the Grado family have advanced the company’s presence in the headphone industry by designing and producing some of the very best available, and have steadily improved the quality and performance of the Grado phono cartridges as well.  John Grado began working for his uncle Joseph when he was twelve years old, and John’s sons have followed in the family tradition by joining the company at early ages as well.

Please note that Grado phono cartridges do not have shielded generator systems.  If your turntable is designed with an unshielded motor that sits beneath the platter, then you may encounter hum caused by electro-magnetic interference in your system.  Please call to discuss this with us before you place an order for any Grado phono cartridge.

For more information about this exceptional product line or to place an order, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at customer_service@audiointelligent.com.  Grado products can also be purchased through our Online Store.

 

Prestige Series Phono Cartridges

Designed to work with any common phono preamp and with nearly any tonearm, the Prestige Series allows entry into hi-fi reproduction without breaking the bank.  Mono and 78 versions are available, and all Prestige Series phono cartridges have user replaceable styli for easy servicing and economical ownership. 

P Mount versions of the entire Prestige Series are also available along with the half-inch standard mount.  Please specify you choice when placing your order.


Gold 1 Silver 1 Red 1 Blue 1 Green 1
Black 1 78C 78E MC+ ME+
                     


Model
Output
Voltage
5 cm/sec.

Stylus
Shape
Loading
Range
in Ohms

Internal
Impedance

Frequency
Response

Weight
in Grams

Tracking
Compliance

Force
in Grams

Retail
Price

Replacement
Stylus Price
 
                 
Gold 1
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 60k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$260.00
$150.00
Silver 1
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 60k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$225.00
$130.00
Red 1
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 55k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$170.00
$100.00
Blue 1
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 55k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$125.00
$80.00
Green 1
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 50k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$95.00
$60.00
Black 1
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 50k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$75.00
$50.00
78C
5.0 mV
Conical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 50k Hz
5.5
20
2.5
$90.00
$50.00
78E
5.0 mV
Conical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 50k Hz
5.5
20
2.5
$150.00
$90.00
MC+
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 50k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$90.00
$50.00
ME+
5.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
475 Ohms
10 Hz – 50k Hz
5.5
20
1.5
$150.00
$90.00

 

Reference Series Phono Cartridges

Featuring a body made of Australian Jarrah wood, the Grado Reference Series phono cartridges serious playback accuracy and resolution.  Each model in the line has an increasingly refined design from one step to the next.  Some of the key refinements are lower generator mass and lower tip mass due to increasingly complex cantilever designs as you move up the line.

All Reference Series models have a generous voltage output.  They can be used with any moving magnet phono preamp on the market and will sound spectacular.

The Grado Reference Series phono cartridges have a factory replaceable stylus assembly.  Please call or email Osage Audio Products for information on this program.



Model
Output
Voltage
5 cm/sec.

Stylus
Shape
Loading
Range
in Ohms

Internal
Impedance

Frequency
Response

Channel
Separation

Weight
in Grams

Tracking
Compliance

Force
in Grams

Retail
Price
 
       
       
Platinum 2
4.8 mV
Elliptical
47k
600 Ohms
15 Hz – 55k Hz
30db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$350.00
Sonata 2
4.8 mV
Elliptical
47k
600 Ohms
15 Hz – 55k Hz
30db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$600.00
Master 2
4.8 mV
Elliptical
47k
600 Ohms
10 Hz – 60k Hz
40db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$1000.00
The Reference 2
4.8 mV
Elliptical
47k
600 Ohms
10 Hz – 60k Hz
40db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$1500.00

 

Statement Series Phono Cartridges

Like the Grado Reference Series phono cartridges, all of the Statement Series models feature a body made of Australian Jarrah wood, and increasingly refined designs as you move up the line.  Along with each model having increasingly lower mass and more complex cantilever systems, the Statement series has a much lower mass generator for each model due to less coil winding turns.  This accounts for the lower output of the Statement Series models, but also allows for a quicker and more detailed reproduction of the music on your records. 

The Statement Series is the ultimate in playback quality for moving iron phono cartridges and is a perfect match for the today’s best analog front ends.

The Grado Reference Series phono cartridges have a factory replaceable stylus assembly.  Please call or email Osage Audio Products for information on this program.



Model
Output
Voltage
5 cm/sec.

Stylus
Shape
Loading
Range
in Ohms

Internal
Impedance

Frequency
Response

Channel
Separation

Weight
in Grams

Tracking
Compliance

Force
in Grams

Retail
Price
 
       
       
Platinum 2
1.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
72 Ohms
15 Hz – 55k Hz
30db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$350.00
Sonata 2
1.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
72 Ohms
15 Hz – 55k Hz
30db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$600.00
Master 2
1.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
72 Ohms
10 Hz – 60k Hz
40db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$1000.00
The Reference 2
1.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
72 Ohms
10 Hz – 60k Hz
40db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$1500.00
The Statement 2
1.0 mV
Elliptical
47k
72 Ohms
8 Hz – 70k Hz
45db
10.0
20
1.5 - 1.9
$3500.00

 

Product Warranty Coverage
 
Only products purchased from an authorized Grado reseller will be honored under Grado’s warranty program.  Authorized Grado resellers are not permitted to offer merchandise through eBay or Amazon, or any other similar online marketplace, hence any products purchased this way are not covered under Grado’s warranty program.  Please be advised that there are unauthorized sellers of Grado products on both eBay and Amazon.  Grado cannot verify the authenticity of products purchased from unauthorized dealers. Potential buyers should contact Grado for verification of a dealer's status.
 
When purchasing a Grado product please keep all receipts, for they will be needed to have warranty service performed. Grado wants to be absolutely certain that you have a positive purchasing experience.

For more information about this exceptional product line or to place an order, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at customer_service@audiointelligent.com.  Grado products can also be purchased through our Online Store.


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