Grado Reference Series 2 – The Reference V2
The Reference Series2 of wooden cartridges are hand-crafted at Grado Labs from a Australian Jarrah wood. An intricate procedure of curing is done between production steps to achieve optimal sonic quality. This series generator/stylus module is not replaceable allowing a redesigned one-piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances. The Reference Series2 utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques that result is musical perfection. The Reference Series2 should be used with only the finest equipment. Recommended tracking force 1.5 to 1.9 grams.
The Master2 and Reference2 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum2 and Sonata2 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master2 model is mounted with Grado’s specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference2 model uses Grado’s true ellipsoid design diamond. These cartridges are individually calibrated.
The Reference model uses Grado’s true ellipsoid design diamond. An additional 5% tip mass reduction compared to the Platinum2 and Sonata2 models.
- OUTPUT: 4.8mV @ 5 CMV (45)
- CONTROLLED FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 10-60 KHZ
- CHANNEL SEPARATION:
- AVERAGE 40 DB – 10-30 KHZ
- LOAD: 47,000 OHMS
- INDUCTANCE: 40 mh
- RESISTANCE: 600 OHMS
- NON SENSITIVE TO CAPACITIVE LOAD
- CHASSIS MASS: 10 GRAMS
- TRACKING FORCE: 1.5 – 1.9 GRAMS