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Grado Reference Reference1 Cartridge

Grado Reference1
Discontinued | The Listening Post Christchurch
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Grado Reference Reference1 Cartridge


This model is a special order and is usually dispatched within 2 weeks of order


The newly redesigned Reference1 cartridge has had its coil design completely reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. All this is hand-assembled within a machined, new processed, Australian Jarrah wood housing.


The Reference1 uses a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models.This ensures every tiny detail on the record is heard. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire.


The Reference1 is mounted with Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.


**This version of Reference1 is 4.0mV - contact us to find out about the 0.5mV version.



  • Frequency Response: 10-60
  • Principal: MI
  • Channel Seperation: 40
  • Input Load: 47K
  • Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5mV
  • Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
  • Stylus Type: E
  • Inductance: 45mH
  • Resistance: 475
  • Compliance CUs: 20
  • Stylus Replacement: U
  • Mounting: S/P
  • Weight: 6.5

Check out the brochure - Grado Reference Reference1 Cartridge


Replacement styli are available for $1,799.00.

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