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Grado - Reference Series - Sonata V2 - Phono Cartridge

Grado - Reference Series - Sonata V2 - Phono Cartridge

Grado - Reference Series - Sonata V2 - Phono Cartridge

Grado - Reference Series - Sonata V2 - Phono Cartridge  

The Reference Series of wooden cartridges are a fixed coil design, hand-crafted at Grado labs from a specially selected species of mahogany. An intricate procedure of curing is done between production steps to achieve optimal sonic quality. This series generator/stylus module is not replaceable* allowing a redesigned one-piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances.

The Reference Series utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy and precision, and the result is virtual perfection. Should be used only with the finest equipment. Recommended tracking force 3/4 to 2 grams.


The Platinum2 and Sonata2 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils.

The Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.

*All wooden series cartridges are 1/2" mount. 78 RPM styli are not available with these series. All re-tipping on the Statement and Reference series will be done by Grado


Frequency Response: 15-55
Principal: MI
Channel Separation Average 30 DB: 10-30 kHz
Input Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 4.8mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5-1.9g
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 30mH
Resistance: 600
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement F=Factory: F
Mounting: S
Weight: 6.5

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