Grado

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Grado 78 RPM

Model 78C
The Prestige model 78C uses a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished conical/spherical 3 mil. diamond mounted in a brass bushing.
Model 78E
The Prestige model 78E uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, conical/spherical 3 mil. diamond mounted in a brass bushing.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-50
Principal: MI
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 2.5
Stylus Type – 78C: C
Stylus Type – 78E: C
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Stylus Replacement U=User: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

Grado DJ Phono

Model DJ100
The Prestige model DJ100 uses a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, diamond mounted in a brass bushing.

Model DJ200
The Prestige model DJ200 uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, diamond mounted in a brass bushing.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-50
Principal: MI
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 30
Stylus Type: Diamond
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Stylus Replacement U=User: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

Grado Gold1 & Silver1

The newly redesigned Silver1 and Gold1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Silver1 and gold1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado’s specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold1 model is selected from the Silver1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold1 models.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-60
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 35
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement U=User: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

Grado Green1 & Black1

The newly redesigned Black1 and Green1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado’s specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-50
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 30
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement U=User: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

Grado Mono Phono

Model MC+
The Prestige model MC+ uses a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing.

Model ME+
The Prestige model ME+ uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-50
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 30
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement U=User: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

Grado Red1 & Blue1

The newly redesigned Blue1 and Red1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Blue1 and Red1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado’s specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red1 model is selected from the Blue1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the production run will meet these standards and become Red1 models.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-55
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 30
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement U=User: U
Mounting: S/P
Weight: 5.5

Grado Reference1 & Master1

The 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.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-60
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 40
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 0.5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 2mH
Resistance: 2
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement: F
Mounting: S
Weight: 6.5

Grado Sonata1 & Platinum1

The newly redesigned Platinum1 and Sonata1 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 Platinum1 and Sonata1 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.

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 10-60
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 40
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement: F
Mounting: S
Weight: 6.5

Grado The Statement1

GRADO RE-MAKES THEIR STATEMENT1! After years of careful thought and painstaking design Grado is very pleased to offer their upgraded flagship phono cartridge. We are so proud of this cartridge and believe that it has so much to say about Grado technology, that it was named the GRADO STATEMENT1. The STATEMENT1 utilizes reconfigured gold coil wires, a lower mass faster generating system, a boron cantilever and a diamond cut specially for Grado. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The output for the STATEMENT1 measures at 0.5 mV. The lowest output ever offered by Grado. The low frequency information and its portrayal of bass dynamics are solid, powerful and authoritative. The midrange is rich, complex and highly believable. Its top-end seems to extend forever with speed and remarkable delicacy. Imaging is detailed and precise with a sound stage that wraps its arms around you and draws you into the music. Michael Fremer commented in his Analog Corner, ”It is among the finest cartridges I’ve ever heard at any price”, Stereophile 3/99, pg. 41. While Jonathan Valin stated, ”I’m going to keep the Statement in my reference system” The Absolute Sound, Issue 118. Anyone who was impressed with our previous top-of-the-line effort, the Grado REFERENCE, will have their eyes opened wide after listening to the GRADO STATEMENT1!

Tekniset tiedot

Frequency Response: 5-75
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at: 45
Imput Load: 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 0.5mV
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
Stylus Type: E
Inductance: 2mH
Resistance: 2
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement: F
Mounting: S
Weight: 7

Grado GS1000i

What does the i stand for in the new GS1000i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Featuring a new species of handcrafted Mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process; Grado has been able to optimize the tonal quality. The GS1000i uses new upgraded dynamic transducers and the new 8 conductor cable design. All this, new wood, driver and cable designs result in improved control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum with both better supporting the GS1000i’s new world renowned midrange.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 8Hz-35kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Grado PS1000

Grado is proud to introduce the new flagship of their headphone line, the PS1000. This hybrid design has an inner sleeve of a selected species of hand-crafted mahogany made by using an intricate curing process. Its outer housing of metal machined from a special non-resonant, very hard metal alloy utilizes a special processing and casting method to increase the porosity of the alloy. This combination of wood and metal insures that the earphone chamber has no ”ringing” which might obscure detail or add coloration. The way the wood and metal housing moves air and reacts to sound vibrations is now virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Grado has also designed a new cable for the PS1000. The new eight-conductor cable design, utilizing UHPLC (ultra-high purity, long crystal) copper, improves control and stability of the total range of the frequency spectrum. The PS1000 also utilizes a newly re-configured voice coil and diaphragm design, resulting in unsurpassed speed and accuracy response. The cushion design creates the correct balance between the driver and hybrid housing to give the resulting musicality desired. The cushion design also makes the PS1000 one of the most comfortable to wear headphones in the world. Grado has taken all their knowledge and years of experience in controlling resonances and eliminating distortions and this has culminated in the development of their finest headphone ever, the PS1000.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 5Hz-50kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Grado PS500

There is art in the heart and soul of every Grado product. The PS500 truly conveys the heart and soul of every musical performance you will listen to through them. This is the result of the art learned over the course of almost 60 years of designing and manufacturing products that faithfully follows music.

A compact monitoring tool that will put a smile on the face of the most demanding music professionals as well of demanding audiophiles.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 14Hz-29kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Grado RS1i

What does the i stand for in the new RS1i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Featuring a new species of handcrafted Mahogany earpieces made using an intricate curing process; Grado has been able to optimize the tonal quality. The RS1i uses new upgraded dynamic transducers and the new 8 conductor cable design all in an open-air configuration, the cups being open-backed. The result is a smooth, controlled and coherent sound with detailed dynamics. Frequency response ranges from 12-30 kHz and the drivers are matched to 0.05dB. Weighing 9oz, the headphones are an example of the wonder of Mother Nature with a gorgeous, dark-colored Mahogany look.

The RS-1 is the Masterpiece of the Grado collection, the Top Of The Range product which oozes class both in looks and sound.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 12Hz-30kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Grado RS2i

What does the i stand for in the new RS2i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! The RS2i is the little brother of the RS1i. The RS2i has an upgraded driver and the new 8 conductor cable design. The characteristics of the RS2i remain the same as its distinguished big brother, with the new species of hand crafted mahogany, but with a smaller wooden air chamber. Although a miniature version of the RS1i, the RS2i still maintains an overall sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and ultra smooth top end. These truly are audiophiles dream.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 14Hz-28kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Grado SR60i

What does the i stand for in the new SR60i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Yes, Grado has taken one of the world’s most legendary headphones and taken it a few steps further. The new SR60i has an upgraded driver design, and they have enlarged and improved the mass distribution in the plastic housing. The way the SR60i’s new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations are now less affected by transient distortions. With the SR60i you will notice improved control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum with both better supporting Grado’s world renowned midrange. And The SR60i will produce a sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and an ultra smooth top end. Listen and Enjoy!

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .1

Grado SR80i

What does the i stand for in the new SR80i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Built on the same features as theSR60i, but SR80i utilizes a 4 conductor connecting cable and the diaphragms are put through a special ’de-stressing’ process in order to enhance inner detail, the result of which gives a more open stage. The new SR80i has an upgraded driver design, and they have enlarged and improved the mass distribution in the plastic housing. The way the SR80i’s new driver and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations are now less affected by transient distortions. The SR80 provides an improved bass resonance, which enhances the overall detail. With the SR80i you will notice improved control of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum with both better supporting Grado’s world renowned midrange. The SR80i will produce a sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and an ultra smooth top end. Listen and Enjoy!

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .1

Grado SR125i

What does the i stand for in the new SR125i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Grado’s ability to combine lightness with extreme rigidity and internal damping has been put to good use on the SR125i. Based on the same design as theSR80i, the SR125i also features an improved driver and cable design utilizing UHPLC (Ultra-high purity, long crystal) copper voice coil wire. With the new 8 conductor cable design you will notice improved control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum, with both better supporting Grado’s world renowned midrange. The Diaphragms are put through a special ’de-stressing’ process in order to enhance inner detail. The way the SR125i’s new driver, cable and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations are now less affected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are all more open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .1

Grado SR225i

What does the i stand for in the new SR225i from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Features are the same as the SR125i, new driver, cable and housing designs, but this headphone has an increased rear air flow, utilizes Grado’s larger ear cushion and has closer matched drivers. Air flow is increased by 50% which is achieved through an improved rear metal screen. The use of closer matched drivers and the larger cushions results in an enlarged soundstage, while the improved rear screen frees the headphone from colorations.

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05

Grado SR325i

What does the i stand for in the new SR325is from Grado? Improved, that’s what! Yes, Grado has taken one of the world’s most acclaimed headphones and taken it a few steps further. The new SR325is has an upgraded driver and cable design. The way the SR325is driver, cable and metal housing move air and react to sound vibrations are now less affected by transient distortions. With the new 8 conductor cable design you will notice improved control and stability of the upper and lower range of the frequency spectrum with both better supporting Grado’s world renowned midrange. The SR325is will produce a sound that is pure Grado, warm harmonic color, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics and an ultra smooth top end. Listen and Enjoy!

Tekniset tiedot

Tranducer type: Dynamic
Operating principle: Open air
Frequency Response: 18Hz-24kHz
SPL 1mW: 98
Normal Impedance: 32ohms
Driver matched db: .05