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GRADO STATEMENT SONATA2 Phono Cartridge

Art and Sound

The Statement Series of wooden cartridges are a fixed coil design, hand-crafted at Grado Labs in Brooklyn. An intricate procedure of curing is done between production steps to achieve optimal sonic quality. This series generator/stylus module is not replaceable* allowing a one-piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances. The Statement Series utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy and precision, and the result is virtual perfection. Should be used only with the finest equipment. Recommended tracking force 3/4 to 2 grams.

The Platinum2 and Sonata2 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum2 model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond, and the Sonata2 model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.

  • OUTPUT: 4.8mV @ 5 CMV (45)
  • CONTROLLED FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 15-55 KHZ
  • CHANNEL SEPARATION: AVERAGE 30 DB - 10-30 KHZ
  • LOAD: 47,000 OHMS
  • INDUCTANCE: 30 mh
  • RESISTANCE: 600 OHMS NON SENSITIVE TO CAPACITIVE LOAD
  • CHASSIS MASS: 10 GRAMS
  • TRACKING FORCE: 1.5 - 1.9 GRAMS

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