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Grado 0.5mV Statement Series REFERENCE1 MC Cartridge
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Grado 0.5mV Statement Series REFERENCE1 MC Cartridge

Our Part#:Statement-Reference1
Hi-End Audiophile Cartridge
Special Order Item - Ships in 1-3 weeks

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Grado Statement Series (0.5mV) Reference1 half-inch standard mount audiophile cartridge.

This product requires shipment to the credit card verified billing address or confirmed paypal address only.  Extra credit card & paypal authentication measures we employ may delay the shipment of this product by up to 3 days or even longer if you respond slowly via email to said 'authentication measures '. So overnight shipments will not ship immediately! The below info is directly from GradoLabs.com.

All wooden Body Grado cartridges are 1/2" mount. Screw threading is built-in to the wooden body.  Natural wood grain may cause grain irregularities to vary slightly from stock images above.  78 RPM styli are not available with these series. All re-tipping on the Statement and Reference series should be done by GradoLabs.

Frequency Response

Principal Moving Iron
Channel Separation at 1KHz 40db
Imput Load 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec. 0.5mV
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5grams
Stylus Type Elliptical
Inductance 2mH
Resistance 2
Compliance CUs 20
Stylus Replacement:
Mounting Standard
Weight 6.5
The Grado Reference1 & Master1

he newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.

"And though the Sonata showed consistent excellence with stereo staging and imaging, one always sensed a truth to the recording, without exaggerated effect."
-Wayne Garcia - The Absolute Sound

"…the Sonata does a great job in reproducing the bass…Yes, the midrange was excellent. The upper octaves of the Grado Sonata did extend to the limits of my test records and sound very smooth. Very nice indeed!"
- Anthony H. Cordesman - Audiophile Voice



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