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Great Sound At An Exceptionally Low Price
Newly Upgraded for Even Better Performance
The Grado Prestige Green cartridge delivers great sound at an exceptionally low price.
Designed for high output and excellent stability under conditions of heavy use, it's not a cartridge you have to treat like a family heirloom. The experts can't believe the performance that this inexpensive wonder delivers.
Newly Redesigned Green1
The newly redesigned Green1 and Black1 cartridges have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. This decrease in stylus mass allows for enhanced tracking with improved imaging, giving a quicker, more accurate reproduction of the music.
The Green1 and Black1 models use a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing.
The Green1 model is selected from the Black1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the production run meet these standards and become Green1 models.
Grado has recently made a number of upgrades to the Prestige series to take cartridge performance to the next level.
In the cartridge body, Grado has cut back on the number of turns of wire in the coils. The resulting shorter signal path increases the speed and lowers signal distortion, thus improving the accuracy of the signal.
Grado has also improved the control of the resonance of the coils. The company's engineers took the lessons they learned from Grado's wooden body cartridges and found a way to incorporate the benefits into the Prestige series. The 'potting' of the coils decreases vibration, lowering noise and distortion within the coils.
All of these enhancements have contributed to the world famous Grado sound: the warm, smooth, full bodied, non-fatiguing, and rich sound qualities.
"At It's Price, It Simply Can't Be Beaten!"
"At it's price, it simply can't be beaten!" exclaims Thom Moon in The $ensible Sound. "With a $60 list price, the Grado Prestige Green is a cartridge most people will find thoroughly enjoyable for nearly all kinds of music...
The Green uses a three-piece OTL cantilever technology, standard oxygen-free wire in the coils, and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounting on a brass bushing. A considerable tip mass reduction results in a frequency response to 50 kHz and beyond, plus tracking forces from one to two grams.
"At it's price, it simply can't be beaten!" exclaims Thom Moon of The $ensible Sound. "With a $60 list price, the Grado Prestige Green is a cartridge most people will find thoroughly enjoyable for nearly all kinds of music... If you have a moderately-priced turntable lurking in the closet, get a Grado Prestige Green, install it, and listen to the music! You'll enjoy!"
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Replaced an Ortofon which was supplied with the turntable. Very happy with this cartridge! Excellent and wide soundstage, very clear with no smearing, and great tracking. Listened to several LPs after setting it up and was increasingly impressed with each listen. This is a very satisfying and neutral cartridge. For the money, it's very difficult to beat. Highly recommended.
|- Larry B, CA|
|Proves you dont have to spend more to receive more|
Although I dont recommend Grado for direct drive turntables hum, for belt drive models, it is very, very good. For the retail price of $95, I think it is much better than the Ortofon Red. It is truly a smooth cart which can produce details sound without the overemphasis of bass or highs. Someday I may improve my Grado Green ... with a Grado Red.
|- Audiolad L, GA|
|Cant Beat the price!|
I mounted this cartridge on a Technics SL-7 which has been refurbished and had some mods done to it. Sounds GREAT! No hum as with some turntables. Tight bass, smooth mids and clean highs.I am pretty picky when it comes to phono cartridges so I am very happy with this GRADO.
|- Mike A, PA|
|best specs and sound for the money|
I have installed the Prestige Green on my Pro-Ject debut turntable. It has replaced the factory Ortofon 5ME that came with it. First off, the bass response is awesome, not hollow but very tight. The midrange is very smooth and very pleasant. The high frequency response is also very clear. The low tracking 1.5g is also a plus. You cant find better specs or a better sounding cartridge for the money.
|- John H, FL|