Grado Reference Platinum 1 Platinum1 phono cartridge 5.0mV

Grado Reference Platinum 1 Platinum1 phono cartridge 5.0mV

SKU: GRADREFPLT

  • $350.00

GRADO REFERENCE PLATINUM 1 PLATINUM1 PHONO CARTRIDGE

The newly redesigned Grado Platinum 1 cartridge offers four improvements over its predecessor. The coil design has been reconfigured. The size of the coils were reduced, cutting back on the number of turns, for improved sound quality. Grado Labs has developed a new process of potting the coils which helps control internal resonance in the coils which then lowers the noise floor even more than before. Also, the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%, thus allowing for a quicker and more accurate reproduction of music. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The wood enclosure has been changed from Mahogany to Australian Jarrah, which is a much harder and denser, thus adding greater stability to the cartridge as a generating device.

Grado Reference Platinum 1 Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving Iron
- Output voltage: 5mV
- Frequency response: 10Hz-60kHz
- Load impedance: 47k ohms
- Channel separation: 40dB
- Stylus type: Special elliptical
- Stylus replacement: Factory replaceable
- Mounting: 1/2 inch
- Compliance: 20mm/N
- Tracking force: .075-2.0 g
- Recommended tracking force: 1.5 g
- Weight: 6.5 g


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Great service

Quick efficient service

Perfect match for Shure

Back in business and it sounds so good 😎

Excellent All-Round

A great company to deal with. Very prompt with communication, and an excellent product that is not easy to find!

Well made high quality stylus.

Stylus packaging is attractive, sturdy and functional and included a detailed spec/instruction sheet.

The stylus fit the cartridge perfectly and displayed excellent craftsmanship.

Little or no break in time was required and sounded excellent right out of the box. It’s response sounds accurate and flat with strong natural lows and crisp non-sibilant highs. Detail and separation is excellent. It tracks well at recommended force of 1.25 grams.

I am very pleased with this stylus and recommended it for V15 Type IV MR users.