Grado Statement Sonata2 MC Phono Cartridge
Hear the Benefits of a Total Upgrade: Improved Wood
Chassis, Coils, Magnets, and Cantilever Anchor the Sonically Astute Grado Statement Sonata2 MC Phono Cartridge
There's good reason why Grado waited two decades before updating its acclaimed Sonata MC phono cartridge to Statement Sonata2 status.
Namely, the front-to-back enhancements and changes to this stunning
tracker are so vast, they required meticulous preparation and years of
research. But the wait is totally worth it. The 1.0mV-output Statement Sonata2
feels and sounds like an entirely new component when compared to its
predecessor. Its redesigned wood chassis optimizes mass distribution for
increased stability and more precise imaging. Re-engineered coils and
rare-earth magnets provide better output and greater dynamic range.
You'll also benefit from finer low-level information and improved
clarity. Statement Sonata2 MC also boasts an improved
stylus-generator ring for even lower moving mass, while four-piece OTL
cantilever technology achieves a ten-percent tip-mass reduction over the
Prestige Series. Ultra-high-purity long-crystal (UHPLC) oxygen-free
copper wire in the coils and a nude elliptical diamond stylus complete
this high-end analog jewel.
Meticulously Cured, Hand-Made in Brooklyn, and Ready for Prime Performance
Statement Sonata2 is hand-crafted at Grado Labs from Australian Jarrah
wood, which is intricately cured between production steps to achieve
optimal sonic quality. Statement Sonata2's generator/stylus module is
not replaceable, allowing for a redesigned one-piece magnetic circuit
and a reduction of chassis resonances. Designed for high-end analog gear
and able to provide engaging performances, Statement Sonata2 has a
recommended tracking force of .75 to 2.0 grams. Output measures at 1.0mV.