Grado Labs Statement Series The Statement 0.5mV Half Inch Mount

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After years of careful thought and painstaking design Grado is very pleased to offer their upgraded flagship phono cartridge. We are so proud of this cartridge and believe that it has so much to say about Grado technology, that it was named the GRADO STATEMENT1.

  • The STATEMENT1 utilizes reconfigured gold coil wires, a lower mass faster generating system, a boron cantilever and a diamond cut specially for Grado.

    All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The output for the STATEMENT1 measures at 0.5 mV. The lowest output ever offered by Grado.

    The low frequency information and its portrayal of bass dynamics are solid, powerful and authoritative. The midrange is rich, complex and highly believable. Its top-end seems to extend forever with speed and remarkable delicacy.

    Imaging is detailed and precise with a sound stage that wraps its arms around you and draws you into the music.

    Michael Fremer commented in his Analog Corner, "It is among the finest cartridges I've ever heard at any price", Stereophile 3/99, pg. 41.

    While Jonathan Valin stated, "I'm going to keep the Statement in my reference system" The Absolute Sound, Issue 118.

    Anyone who was impressed with our previous top-of-the-line effort, the Grado REFERENCE, will have their eyes opened wide after listening to the GRADO STATEMENT1!

    • The supreme Grado flagship, more than 50 years culminating in this latest effort
    • Boron Cantilever
    • Gold coil wires
  • Frequency Response: 5-75,000 Hz

    Principal: Moving Iron

    Channel Separation at 1KHz: 45

    Input Load: 47K

    Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 0.5mV

    Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5

    Stylus Type: E

    Inductance: 2mH

    Resistance: 2

    Compliance CUs: 20

    Stylus Replacement F=Factory F

    Mounting: Half Inch

    Weight: 7