Grado is synonymous with analog superiority. Founder Joseph Grado invented the stereo moving-coil cartridge. The family-owned company holds more than four-dozen patents. And Grado pickups are considered to be among the world's finest. Renowned for pitch control, harmonic accuracy, and bass response, each Grado cartridge is hand-built in the U.S. and features an optimized transmission line stylus/cantilever, pivoted fixed axial stylus-generator module, and flux-bridger generator system. Grado has also been hand-making world-class headphones in the U.S.A. for nearly three decades. The Brooklyn-based manufacturer recently finished the biggest overhaul to its 'phones in its history. Listeners will benefit from significantly superior sound.