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Cartridges
Prestige Series

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 mass 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 Prestige Series
Grado Prestige Series 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 range to 50 kHz and beyond and tracking forces from 1-2 grams. Acclaimed by experts as virtually the finest pickups in the world at their price.








Grado P Mount Style







PRESTIGE SERIES- Standard Mount

Model       Price   Cantilever  Wire   Specs  Stylus Tip
Black2      $54.00   3-OTL      OFC    STD    Elliptical  Sold Out 
Green2 $62.00 3-OTL OFC STD+ Elliptical Sold Out Blue1 $83.00 4-OTL OFC STD Elliptical Click To Buy Now
Red2 $97.00 4-OTL OFC STD+ Elliptical Sold Out
Silver1 $140.00 4-OTL UHPLC STD Elliptical Click To Buy Now
Gold1 $200.00 4-OTL UHPLC STD+ Elliptical Sold Out PRESTIGE SERIES P-Mount Model Price Cantilever Wire Specs Stylus Tip Black1 $54.00 3-OTL OFC STD Elliptical Sold Out
Green1 $62.00 3-OTL OFC STD+ Elliptical Sold Out

Specifications for Prestige Series
OUTPUT 5cm/S:5mV
FREQ RANGE:10Hz - 50kHz(Black) 
55kHz(blue) 60kHz(silver)
LATERAL COMPLIANCE:20 uM/mN
CHANNEL SEPARATION: 30dB
STYLUS TYPE: Elliptical 
KAB GOLD1: Paratrace Line Contact
REC. TRACKING FORCE: 1.5 Gr
LOAD IMPEDANCE: 47kOhm  
COIL INDUCTANCE: 45 mH
COIL RESITANCE: 475 Ohms         
CARTRIDGE WEIGHT: 5.5 Grams 
These newly redesigned cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The major differences evolve around different cantilevers and different coil wire purity.

The Black1 and Green1 models use a three piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted in a brass bushing. The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run will meet these standards and become Green1 models.

The Blue1 and Red1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen free wire in the coilsand Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Red1 model is selected from the Blue1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the production run will meet these standards and become Red1 models.

The Silver1 and gold1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold1 model is selected from the Silver1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold1 models.
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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. The MC+ and the ME+ are mounted with an elliptical diamond. The ME+ uses one of GRADO's upgraded generating systems. This will make your records quieter and enhance the musical pleasure of these recordings.







MONO SERIES
MC+  $67.00    Sold Out 
ME+ $100.00 Sold Out


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
LOAD IMPEDANCE: 47kOhm  
COIL INDUCTANCE: 45 mH
COIL RESITANCE: 475 Ohms         
CARTRIDGE WEIGHT: 5.5 Grams 
The Prestige model MC+ uses a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished conical/spherical 3 mil. diamond mounted in a brass bushing

The Prestige model ME+ uses a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free wire in the coils and a specially designed, high polished, conical/spherical 3 mil. diamond mounted in a brass bushing
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Replacement Stylus & Cross Reference  
FTR = GTR = NO LONGER AVAILABLE  
FCR = GCR = NO LONGER AVAILABLE  
FTE = GTE = NO LONGER AVAILABLE  
FCE = GCE = NO LONGER AVAILABLE  
FTE+1 = GTE+1 = MTE+1 = XTE+1 = ZTE+1 = BLACK1 $35.00 Sold Out
FCE+1 = GCE+1 = MCE+1 = XCE+1 = ZCE+1 = GREEN1 $45.00 Sold Out
F3E+ = GF3E+ = MF3E+ = XF3E+ = ZF3E+ = BLUE1 $60.00 Sold Out
F2+ = GF2+ = MF2+ = XF2+ = ZF2+ = RED1 $63.00 Sold Out
F1+ = GF1+ = MF1+ = XF1+ = ZF1+ = SILVER1
G+ = M+ = X+ = Z+ = SILVER1 $89.00 Sold Out
G1+ = M1+ = X1+ = Z1+ = GOLD1
G2+ = M2+ = X2+ = Z2+ = GOLD1 $100.00 Sold Out
          78C $50.00 Click To Buy Now
Retip Service For Statement and Reference Series    
          78E $90.00 Click To Buy Now
          MC+ $50.00 Click To Buy Now
          ME+ $90.00 Click To Buy Now
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