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Grado - Red2 - Prestige Series Turntable Phono Cartridge

Grado - Prestige Series - Red1 Turntable Phono Cartridge

Grado - Red2 - Prestige Series Turntable Phono Cartridge

What's the difference between Blue2 and Red2?

Approximately 15% of the Blue2 production run meet higher specifications. These are hand selected from the batch and designated as Red2.

The Red2 uses a four piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing.Grado’s OTL, or optimized transmission line, technology provides an ideal transfer of signal from the surface of the LP to the generator of the system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps keep noise generated by the motor system in the cartridge to a minimum.

Grado’s OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and present more detail than previously obtainable.

The Red2 is hand assembled by Grado's team in Brooklyn, NY with some builders having over 25 years of experience. This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. The coil winding techniques using ultra high purity copper wire, which were honed during the development of Grado's Lineage Series, have let the electrical circuits achieve unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.

As in all Grado phono cartridges the Red2 is powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado’s patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Black2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

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FEATURES:

  • Fixed-Coil Design
  • Hand-Crafted at Grado Labs (Brooklyn, NY USA)
  • Four-Piece OTL Cantilever Technology
  • Ultra-High Purity Oxygen-Free Copper Wire Coils
  • Specially-Designed Elliptical Diamond mounted in Brass Bushing

SPECIFICATIONS:

Frequency Response
10-55

Principal
MI

Channel Separation at 1KHz
30

Input Load
47K

Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.
5.0 mV

Recommended Tracking Force
1.5 grams

Stylus Type
Elliptical Diamond

Inductance
45 mH

Resistance
475

Compliance CUs
20

Stylus Replacement
U

Mounting
Standard & P-Mount Options

Weight
5.5 grams

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