The Prestige series of cartridges are designed for high output and excellent stability under severe use. A considerable tip mass reduction results in a frequency response to 60 kHz and beyond, and tracking forces from 1-2 grams. Grado's Prestige Series cartridges are acclaimed by experts as virtually the finest pickups in the world at their price.
Gold1 phono cartridges are hand-selected Silver1s that meet such a high standard that only about 5% of the Silver1s make the grade. Grado's redesigned Gold1 phono cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Gold1 uses a four-piece OTL (optimized transmission line) cantilever technology, ultra-high purity, long crystal wire in the coils, and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing.
Each Grado Gold1 phono cartridge is hand-made in Brooklyn, New York and tested for frequency response, channel balance, phase linearity, inductance, and resistance. All Gold1 cartridges feature user-replaceable stylii.
• Frequency response: 10-60,000 Hz
• Operating principle: Moving iron
• Channel separation: 35 dB @ 1 kHz
• Input load: 47k ohms
• Output: 5 mV @ 1 kHz (5 cm/sec)
• Recommended tracking force: 1.5 grams
• Stylus type: Elliptical
• Inductance: 45 mH
• Resistance: 475 ohms
• Compliance CUs: 20
• Mounting type: Standard 1/2"
• Weight: 5.5 grams
Note: Grado products cannot be shipped to customers that live outside of the U.S.A.