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Grado - Silver2 - Prestige Series Turntable Phono Cartridge

Grado - Silver2 - Prestige Series Turntable Phono Cartridge

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Grado - Silver2 - Prestige Series Turntable Phono Cartridge  

Both the Silver2 and Gold2 use a four piece OTL cantilever with a Grado specific elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bushing. With the Silver2 and Gold2, a machined turned generator is used to achieve a lower distortion and greater transparency. The Gold2 Stylii are hand selected from Silver2 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the run usually exhibits these specs and become a Gold2.
 
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 Silver2 & Gold2 are all hand assembled by Grado's team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, Grado was able to have a trickle down of technology and bring a new technique to the Silver2. This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. Grado's coil winding techniques, using ultra high purity copper wire which was honed during the development of the 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 Silver2 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 Silver2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

The development of the Epoch in the Lineage Series gave Grado in-depth experience with using an outer housing as a damping device. This led to the creation of a process which de-stresses the chassis and dissipates unwanted energy & resonant frequencies, allowing the desired signal to travel freely.

 

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FEATURES:

  • Hand-Crafted at Grado Labs (Brooklyn, NY USA)
  • Four-Piece OTL Cantilever Technology
  • High-Purity Oxygen-Free Copper Wire 
  • Grado-Specific Elliptical Diamond Stylus Mounted in Brass Bushing
  • Flux-Bridging Technology

SPECIFICATIONS:

Frequency Response
        10-60

Principal
        MI

Channel Separation at 1KHz
        35

Input Load
        47K

Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.
        5.0 mV

Recommended Tracking Force
        1.5 grams

Stylus Type
        Elliptical Diamond

Inductance
        45mH

Resistance
        475

Compliance CUs
        20

Stylus Replacement
        U

Mounting
        Standard and P-Mount

Weight
        5.5 grams

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