The Reference V2 (Statement Series)
Statement Series Cartridges
The Statement Series of wooden cartridges are a fixed coil design, hand-crafted at Grado Labs in Brooklyn. 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 one-piece magnetic circuit & a reduction of chassis resonances. The Statement Series utilizes manufacturing & assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy / precision, and the result is virtual perfection. Should be used only with the finest level of equipment. Recommended tracking force 3/4 to 2 grams.
The Master V2 / Reference V2 models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum V2 / Sonata V2 models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) OFC copper wire. The Master V2 model is mounted with Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference V2 model uses Grado's true ellipsoid design diamond. These cartridges are individually calibrated.