GRADO - REFERENCE MASTER 1 CARTRIDGE
Brand: GRADO LABS
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Category: Analog Gear, Phono Cartridges, Moving Iron, High Output.
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Grado Reference Master 1 Cartridge
Re-Discover the Magic in Your Vinyl
The Master 1 is the perfect step for those who love the Grado sound and want to experience what Grado's upper-end designs are capable of. A step up from Grado's wonderful Sonata 1, the Master 1 is a smoother, sweeter, more sophisticated design. Offering greater refinement, the Master 1 improves on everything the Sonata 1 does; soundstaging is superior, with greater depth and precision; midrange resolution is noticeably clearer with more presence and texture. The Master 1 is also able to resolve fine detail more clearly, creating greater insight into every recording.
"As concerns the other performance parameters - freedom from grit and
grain, clarity, spatiality, musicality - the Grado Master Reference has
all the right stuff, all first class. The current Grado may represent a
new performance plateau. It's the best moving iron cartridge I've ever
heard, and it's making a stir among those who Know...do your ears a favor and audition the new
The newly redesigned Master 1 has a reconfigured coil design reducing the effective moving mass of the generating system by 17%. Hand-assembled within a machined, Australian Jarrah wood housing, the Master 1 uses a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 5% tip mass reduction over Platinum and Sonata models. The coils are wound with Ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire and the Master 1 uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.
"The air and soundstaging on the Master was almost shocking...The ambiance of piano, drums and bass grew tall, and I was no longer
listening to the acoustics of my room, but of hers...The Grado Master delineated the depth of [Nina Simone's] voice, and its complex
overtones, while handling the power and delicacy of her classically
trained yet jazz piano."
Frequency Response: 10Hz - 60kHz
Channel Separation at 1KHz: 40dB
Input Load: 47K
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5Gms
Stylus Type: Elliptical
Compliance CUs: 20
Stylus Replacement: Factory
Warranty: 1 year
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