Grado Statement Series 2 – The Reference V2
Enveloped in a wooden chassis, these produce a warm, impactful, and accurate sound. This low-output series allows more information from your vinyl through its coils to hear what you didn’t know was there.
All Statement Series 2 cartridges offer a low mass generating system, and a diamond cut specially for Grado. In addition the Reference2 and Master2 are installed with a boron cantilever. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, Australian Jarrah wood housing. The output for the Statement Series2 measures at 0.5 mV. 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.
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.
- OUTPUT: 1.0mV @ .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