Grado Remakes the Statement!
After years of careful thought and painstaking design, Grado has upgraded its flagship phono cartridge, the Statement1. This cartridge has so much to say about Grado technology that is has truly earned the name 'Statement.' And wait until you hear the audiophile statement that Statement1 will make with your vinyl.
The Statement1 utilizes reconfigured gold coil wires, a lower mass faster generating system, a boron cantilever and a diamond cut specially for Grado. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing.
"A World Beater Design"
"The Grado Statement1 has transported me to phono Shangri La. If you can scrape together the dough or even if cost is no object, buy the Grado Statement1 and don't look back. It will redefine your analog experience and is a world beater design," reports Robert H. Levi in Issue 44 of Positive Feedback Online. " The Grado Statement 1 is state of the art and most highly recommended. Way to go Grado!"
Solid, Powerful and Authoritative
The output for the Statement1 measures at 0.5 mV. The lowest output ever offered by Grado. The low frequency information and its portrayal of bass dynamics are solid, powerful and authoritative. The midrange is rich, complex and highly believable. Its top-end seems to extend forever with speed and remarkable delicacy. Imaging is detailed and precise with a sound stage that wraps its arms around you and draws you into the music.
Michael Fremer commented on the original Statement in his "Analog Corner" column for Stereophile magazine, "It is among the finest cartridges I've ever heard at any price."
Jonathan Valin in The Absolute Sound magazine, Issue 118, stated, "I'm going to keep the Statement in my reference system". Anyone who was impressed with Grado's previous top-of-the-line effort, the Grado Reference, will have their eyes opened wide after listening to the Statement1!