The Grado 8MZ stylus for the highly regarded Joseph Grado Signature 8MZ phono cartridge is a
brand new production by Grado for LP Gear. It fits all
previous Signature and Prestige models and can be used to improve their performance.
The current Signature replacement styli are identified by the model inscribed on the top of the plastic housing. The stylus
is packaged in Grado's small plastic box with MCZ handwritten on the back.
Original Grado 8MZ Stylus Specifications
- Output: 3.5mV @ 3.5 CMV (45 degrees)
- Controlled frequency response: 10Hz-50kHz
- Channel separation: Average 25dB, 10Hz-50kHz
- Stylus: Diamond, twin tip
- Input load: 47k Hz
- Inductance: 45 mH
- Resistance: 475 ohms
- Tracking force: 1.5 g
- Pick-up weight: 5.5 g
- Capacitance: Non-sensitive to capacitive load
Note: Provided for reference only. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Upgrading from a 5-year-old Grado Gold, which is a wonderful stylus, the differemce was shocking. And I started out skeptical, as I am of a lot of high fidelity promises. But this is truly an upgrade. More detail on the upper range and the overall soundstage is more articulated. Go for it.