Grado - Grado Sonata2 Cartridge (.5mv)




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Now shipping the Series "2" versions of the Wood Body Phono Cartridges:

  •  Redesigned wood chassis featuring increased & optimized mass distribution for improved audio stability and imaging
  •  New engineered coils
  •  New proprietary magnets


The new coils and magnets improve signal transfer of low level information which enhances realism of the music.

A true upgrade over the "Platinum," its ability to resolve complex musical passages in a relaxed fashion and with more apparent detail will appeal to the discriminating listener. Rated a "Best Buy" by Stereophile magazine. Available in .5mv or 4.0mv outputs.

Customer Reviews (3.50 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

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posted on 03/28/2010
3 Stars
Reviewer: DK
Smooth ,musical and romantic sound. No extreme treble or bass. Might present tracking problems on some records (Grado dance) which results in pops clicks and skipping tracks with Rega RB300 arm.

Upgraded from Platinum after a stylus mishap -

posted on 08/08/2007
4 Stars
Reviewer: /pRC
Definitely quieter in the groove than the Grado Platinum! Also less prone to overload/sibilance than the lower model. Nice, attractive, and easy to use wood stylus guard. Threaded mounting holes from top, so you cannot use some bottom threaded headshells; but this is a modern trend common to many carts. Not the last word in treble or bass extension, but an excellent vocal range and it makes music...

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