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Grado Reference Series Sonata1 Phono Cartridge

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Grado Reference Series Sonata1 Turntable Phono Cartridge

Brand:|Model: RSonata1|Part # 232-354

Grado's Sonata1 phono cartridge features a specially designed nude elliptical diamond to lift the veil off of your albums for maximum immediacy and transparency.
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  • Hand-made in the U.S.A. with 100% quality control
  • Four-piece OTL cantilever technology
  • Australian Jarrah wood housing and nude elliptical diamond
  • Replaceable stylus

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Grado Reference Series Sonata1 Turntable Phono Cartridge

The Reference series of cartridges are designed for maximum fidelity using machined Australian Jarrah wood housings. A considerable tip mass reduction of 10% over the Prestige series results in a frequency response to 60 kHz and beyond, and tracking forces from 1-2 grams. Grado's Reference Series cartridges are considered by experts to be the reference standard with regards to audiophile performance.

The Sonata1 uses a four-piece OTL (optimized transmission line) cantilever technology and dissimilar materials to minimize resonances. Ultra-high purity, long crystal, oxygen-free (UHPLC) wire in the coils maintain signal integrity, as does Grado's specially designed, nude elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing.

Each Grado Sonata1 phono cartridge is hand-made in Brooklyn, New York and tested for frequency response, channel balance, phase linearity, inductance, and resistance. All Sonata1 cartridges feature user-replaceable stylii.

• Frequency response: 10-60,000 Hz
• Operating principle: Moving iron
• Channel separation: 40 dB @ 1 kHz (5 cm/sec.)
• 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: 6.5 grams

Note: Grado products cannot be shipped to customers that live outside of the U.S.A.

Grado Reference Series Sonata1 Turntable Phono Cartridge
  • BrandGrado Labs
  • ModelRSonata1
  • Part Number232-354
  • UPC182092000271
  • Product CategoryTurntable Phono Cartridges
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight0.3 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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