GRADO STATEMENT1 PHONO CARTRIDGE 0.5mV
The Grado Statement 1 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 STATEMENT 1!
Grado The Statement 1 Cartridge Specifications
- Type: MI
- Output voltage: 0.5mV
- Frequency response: 5Hz-75kHz
- Load impedance: 47k ohms
- Channel separation: 47dB
- Stylus type: Diamond cut specially for Grado
- Stylus replacement: Factory replaceable
- Inductance: 2mH
- Resistance: 2
- Mounting: 1/2 inch
- Compliance: 20mm/N
- Tracking force: .075-2.0 g
- Recommended tracking force: 1.5 g
- Weight: 7.0 g
"The greatest virtue of the Grado Statement 1 is its balance of all aspects of analog reproduction...I challenge you to find a $3,000 cartridge that does this well handling everything. While I am fortunate to have this cartridge in my reference arsenal, if I were going to live with just one phono cartridge, the Grado Statement 1 would be it. Highly suggested."
- Robert H. Levi, Positive Feedback