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Grado Specialty Mono Only Cartridges
Cartridges
Mono Series

Replacement Styli


Non USA Sales
KAB supplies Grado to USA only
All Grado cartridges now use a derivation of the moving iron principle which incorporate the following patented inventions:
  • OPTIMIZED TRANSMISSION LINE cantilever technology,
  • PIVOTED FIXED AXIAL STYLUS-GENERATOR MODULE
  • FLUX-BRIDGER GENERATOR SYSTEM

Grado's OTL provides an ideal transfer of the signal from point to point, e.g., stylus to cantilever to magnet to coils, etc. This has been achieved by eliminating resonance at each of these key junctions

The transmission line cantilever consists of separate sections that are telescoped into each other. All sections are made of different alloys, some sections hollow, other sections solid. These sections are bonded together with materials that act as dampers, and are coated with a black proprietary material which controls and absorbs resonances that travel on the surface of the cantilever (known as skin effects). The OTL stylus/cantilever design will make your records sound quieter, improve the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and offer more detail than previously obtainable. Cartridge Holography does exist...and that is what Grado's OTL technology is all about, more performance.
Fewer coil turns allow Grado cartridges to have lower electrical resistance and lower electrical inductance, making them insensitive to tone arm cable capacitance. The four gap design is perfectly balanced and eliminates magnetic residue which contributes to increasing distortion over longer time periods. Grado cartridges reduce distortions that cause listeners fatigue.

Each individual cartridge manufactured by Grado is hand assembled and tested for frequency response, channel output, channel balance, phase linearity, inductance and resistance. This meticulous care in design and construction lavished on each Grado cartridge contributes to an unchallenged consistency of performance and guarantee of reliability.

Grado Mono Series
Grado Prestige Series There are many analog lovers with record collections that include mono albums. At Grado we strive to have products that will fit all the needs of the analog enthusiast. So now, Grado offers two new cartridge models in a mono version. Both models feature GRADO's upgraded generating systems. This will make your records quieter and enhance the musical pleasure of these recordings.







MONO SERIES
Model         Price   Cantilever   Wire   Specs  Stylus Tip

ME+(33/45)    $SPECIAL$  4-OTL      OFC    STD    Elliptical LP Click To Buy Now 

78E (78) $SPECIAL$ 4-OTL OFC STD Spherical 78 Click To Buy Now

Specifications for Prestige Mono Series
OUTPUT 5cm/S:5mV
FREQ RANGE:10Hz - 50kHz
LATERAL COMPLIANCE:20 uM/mN
CHANNEL SEPARATION: 30dB
STYLUS TYPE: Elliptical 
REC. TRACKING FORCE: 1.5 Gr(LP) 3 Gr(78)
LOAD IMPEDANCE: 47kOhm  
COIL INDUCTANCE: 45 mH
COIL RESITANCE: 475 Ohms         
CARTRIDGE WEIGHT: 5.5 Grams 
Both cartridges feature a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, Elliptical diamond.

Cartridge coils are cross wired for true mono output and greater rejection of veritcal motion noise.
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Grado Replacement Mono Styli  
          78C $65.00 Click To Buy Now
          78E $SPECIAL$Click To Buy Now
          MC+ $65.00 Click To Buy Now
          ME+ $SPECIAL$ Click To Buy Now
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