Grado Prestige Gold 2 Moving Magnet Cartridge

  • Grado Prestige Gold 2 Moving Magnet Cartridge


Grado Prestige Gold 2 Moving Magnet Cartridge

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The Gold2 uses a four piece OTL cantilever with a Grado specific elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bushing. A machined turned generator is used to achieve a lower distortion and greater transparency.

Grado’s OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and present more detail than previously obtainable.

The Gold2 are all hand assembled by our team in Brooklyn, with some builders having over 25 years of experience. With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, we were able to have a trickle down of technology and bring some new techniques to the Silver2.

As in all Grado phono cartridges the Gold2 is powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado’s patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Silver2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.

The development of the Epoch in the Lineage Series gave us an in-depth experience with using an outer housing as a damping device. This led to the creation of a process which de-stresses the chassis and dissipates unwanted energy & resonant frequencies, allowing the desired signal to travel freely.




Hand-Built in Brooklyn

Diamond Tipped
Twin Magnet System
Patented Flux-Bridge™

Ultra High Purity Copper Coil


Four Coil Unison


De-Stressed Chasis


Swiss Screw Machined


Frequency Response: 
Principal: MI
Channel Separation at 1KHz:  35
Input Load:  47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.:  5mV
Recommended Tracking Force:  1.5
Stylus Type:  E
Inductance:  45mH
Resistance: 475
Compliance CUs:  20
User replaceable stylus
Mounting:  S/P
Weight:  5.5

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