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Grado Prestige Series Red1 Turntable Phono Cartridge

Brand:|Model: Red1|Part # 232-312
Only 10% of the Blue1 cartridges meet the necessary criteria to become a Red1 cartridge. A great choice for discerning audiophiles.
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  • Hand-made in the U.S.A. with 100% quality control
  • Four-piece OTL cantilever technology
  • Hand-selected from Blue1 cartridges and meet very tight tolerances
  • Replaceable stylus

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Grado Prestige Series Red1 Turntable Phono Cartridge

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 50 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.

Grado's redesigned Red1 phono cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Red1 uses a four-piece OTL (optimized transmission line) cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils, and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. Red1 phono cartridges are hand-selected Blue1 cartridges that meet stringent criteria. As such, only about 10% of the Blue1s are selected to become Red1s.

Each Grado Red1 phono cartridge is hand-made in Brooklyn, New York and tested for frequency response, channel balance, phase linearity, inductance, and resistance. All Red1 cartridges feature user-replaceable stylii.

• Frequency response: 10-55,000 Hz
• Operating principle: Moving iron
• Channel separation: 30 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.

Grado Prestige Series Red1 Turntable Phono Cartridge
  • BrandGrado Labs
  • ModelRed1
  • Part Number232-312
  • UPC182092000110
  • Product CategoryTurntable Phono Cartridges
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight0.04 lbs.
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Grado Prestige Series Red1 Turntable Phono Cartridge
Grado Prestige Series Red1 Turntable Phono Cartridge is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sounding Cartridge At Any PriceThe Grado Prestige Red1 is the upper-mid range cartridge of the Prestige series. And for the money you simply can't beat it.It's not even fully broke in yet but it still has a very detailed and full sound.It has a wide sound stage that is evenly balanced. I've found that on my turntable (Technics SL-1301) it sounds best when you run just a tad on the "tail-up" side.If your not familiar with this term do a search for it and you'll see what this means.If you can't afford the Gold1 then this is the cartridge to get. I don't think the Silver1 would be worth the cost increase and the Blue1, at least to my ears doesn't even come close. And my ears are very old, but have a lot of experience in the music field.If your on the fence about which version to get, just like I was I'm glad I spent a few more dollars and got this cartridge and not the Blue1. I owned the Blue1 for a while and didn't care for it at all. I know that it probably sounds great on certain turntables, but on mine it just didn't meet my expectations.I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to upgrade to a better cartridge, but either can't or doesn't want to spend the extra money on a Gold1.
Date published: 2015-08-08
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