The Grado Aeon, a phono cartridge whose final assembly is performed by John Grado on his workbench, offers exceptional reproduction of vocals and instruments along with superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism. Grado's coil-winding techniques, honed throughout the decades, achieve exact unison between the four coils in every Aeon. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.
All the internal magnetic circuit parts in Aeon are Swiss screw-machined or molded metal, which have tolerances on the order of the finest Swiss-made watches. A specially designed diamond stylus mounts on a sapphire cantilever that connects to the stylus-generating system. Aeon also features a unique system that claims the lowest effective moving mass of any cartridge, while Grado's patented Flux-Bridger generator creates a superior balance throughout the full-frequency spectrum to produce a stunningly true picture of the music at hand. All of the aforementioned components come nestled inside hand-selected cocobolo wooden housing.