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FOR SALE: NEW PRICE - GRADO STATEMENT SERIES REFERENCE1 LOW OUTPUT $1500 LIST FOR $575
FORMER TOP OF THE LINE WOOD BODY GRADO (the new top of the line has a list price of $3,500).
Estimated at about 400 hours, plays like new.
THIS GRADO STATEMENT REFERENCE1 THAT IS FOR SALE IS THE LOW OUTPUT VERSION.
IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT THE LOW OUTPUT (0.5 MV) WOOD BODY GRADOS SOUNDS BETTER THAN THE HIGH OUTPUT (5.0 MV)
BID WITH CONFIDENCE I HAVE 100% POSITIVE FEED BACK ON AUDIOGON AND EBAY USERNAME: ALFA_LOVER.
STANDARD PAYPAL ADDS 3.5%. FREE SHIPPING IN LOWER 48 STATES.
The newly redesigned Master1 and Reference1 cartridges have had their coil design 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 Master1 and Reference1 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum1 and Sonata1 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire. The Master1 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference1 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond.
The high output wood body Grado output is 5.0mV while the Statements series yield an m-c like 0.5mV. Grado achieves this by changing the coil configuration. Each cartridge has four coils, but Reference cartridges have 6,000 turns on the coils, while the Statements have only 380 turns. According to John Grado: 'Since we have considerably fewer turns in the Statement Series we can use a much larger size wire, thus knocking resistance from 470 ohms to 2 ohms in the Statement Series. This new wire has over 16 times more area for carrying the signal: this also shortens the distance the signal must travel from 125ft to a little over 7ft. In the Statement series we have also shortened the magnetic gap, increasing the flux density.'
Frequency Response 10-60
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.0.5mV
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5
Compliance CUs 20
ORIGINAL BOX AND SCREWS