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Grado - Sonata3 - Timbre Series Phono Cartridge

Grado - Reference Series - Sonata V2 - Phono Cartridge

Grado - Sonata V2 - Timbre Series Phono Cartridge

The Reference Series V2 of wooden cartridges are hand-crafted at Grado Labs from a Australian Jarrah wood. 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 V2 utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques that result is musical perfection. The Reference Series2 should be used with only the finest equipment. Recommended tracking force 1.5 to 1.9 grams.

The Reference Series utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy and precision, and the result is virtual perfection. The Sonata V2 Phono Cartridge should be used only with the finest equipment. The recommended tracking force is 3/4 of a gram to 2 grams.

The Sonata V2 model uses 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 Sonata model also 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


  • Fixed-Coil Design
  • Hand-Crafted at Grado Labs (Made in the USA)
  • Made of Australian Jarrah Wood
  • One-piece Magnet Circuit
  • Four-piece OTL Cantilever Technology
  • 10% Tip Mass-Reduction over the Prestige Series of cartridges
  • Ultra-High Purity Long Crystal (UHPLC) Oxygen-Free Copper Wire
  • 1/2" Mount Wooden Cartridge
  • Elliptical Diamond mounted on Brass Bushing


4.8mV @ 5 CMV (45)

Controlled Frequency Response
15-55 KHZ

Channel Separation
Average 30 DB - 10-30,000 Hz

47,000 Ohms

30 mh

600 Ohms

Non Sensitive to Capacitive Load Chasis Mass
10 grams

Tracking Weight
1.5 - 1.9 grams

Channel Separation at 1 KHz

Input Load

Output at 1KHz 5 cm/sec
4.0 mV

Recommended Tracking Force
1.5 grams

Stylus Type

45 mH


Compliance CUs

Stylus Replacement Manufacturer
Grado Labs Factor (Brooklyn, NY)

Mounting Style

Phono Cartridge Weight
6.5 grams

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