|Grado Reference Series Platinum1 Phono Cartridge|
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4.0 mV output
The newly redesigned Platinum1 and Sonata1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The Platinum1 and Sonata1 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 Platinum model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.
"The Grado Reference Platinum phono cartridge is the most musical cartridge I've ever heard, period!"
Audio Adventure / Dayna B Vol.4, No.1
"At the level of investment that brings you a Reference Platinum, the performance is a amazing!"
Primyl Vinyl Exchange / Bruce Kennett
"If this is the bottom of the range, then what does the flagship model offer?"
HiFi News / Ken Kessler
"On Antel Dorati's interpretation of Stravinsky's Firebird, the Platinum's reproduction of room sound and image dimensionality gave a vibrant sense of realism to the work."
Stereophile / Robert Reina Vol.21, No.6
"A prime advantage/disadvantage of phono reproduction is that every cartridge sounds different. Choosing one is like selecting wine, a process easy to get lost in. But if the cartridge is good enough, like Grado's Platinum, you'll get lost in the music."
Audio / Ivan Berger Vol.82, No. 2
"Let me say straight out: like the Maggie 1.6QRs or the Goldman SRA, the Grado Platinum is one of those incredible bargains that doesn't just give you a "taste" of high fidelity but pretty much the whole enchilada for the price of, er, a whole enchilada"
Fi magazine / Jonathan Valin Vol.3, No.11
Frequency Response 10-60
Channel Separation at 1KHz 40
Imput Load 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec 5mV
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5
Stylus Type E
Compliance CUs 20
Stylus Replacement F=Factory F