Grado Prestige Gold1 Moving Iron Cartridge
Grado Prestige Gold1 Moving Iron Cartridge is Grado’s top of the range Prestige Series cartridge.
Grado is the oldest family-owned company in the audio industry with over 60 years’ design engineering experience in the high-end audio and recording industries.
All Grado cartridges use a derivative of the moving iron principle which features patented Optimised Transmission Line (OTL) cantilever technology, pivoted fixed axial stylus generator module and Grado’s flux-bridged generator system.
Grado Prestige Gold1 moving iron cartridge uses a four piece OTL cantilever, 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 Gold model is selected from the Silver production run with higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold models.
Grado’s OTL technology provides an ideal transfer of the signal from the surface of the record to generator system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music.
As a result, Grado’s OTL stylus/cantilever design will make your records sound quieter, improve the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, as well as offer more detail than previously obtainable.
Grado Prestige Series of cartridges are designed for high output and excellent stability under severe use.
- Frequency Response: 10Hz – 60kHz
- Principal: Moving Iron (treat as Moving Magnet)
- Channel Separation 35dB (1kHz)
- Input Load: 47K
- Output: 5mV (1kHz, 5cm/s)
- Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5g
- Stylus Type: Elliptical
- Inductance: 45mH (1kHz)
- Resistance: 475 Ohms
- Compliance: 20 CUs (mm/N)
- Stylus Replacement: User
- Mounting: Standard
- Weight: 5.5g