Grado Labs is a Brooklyn based company that hand makes headphones and cartridges. Family run since 1953, Grado has seen three generations: Joseph, John, and Jonathan Grado.
GRADO’S STATEMENT AND REFERENCE SERIES PHONO CARTRIDGES $450-$4500
These series of wooden cartridges are a fixed coil design, hand-crafted in their labs from a specially selected species of mahogany. An intricate procedure of curing is done between production steps to achieve optimal sonic quality. Unlike the Prestige series, these series generator/stylus module is not replaceable* allowing a redesigned one piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances. The Statement and Reference series utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy and precision, the result is virtual perfection in a phono pickup … truly one of the world’s finest.
GRADO’S FABULOUS LINE OF HEADPHONE, HERE ARE TWO OF OUR FAVOURITES:
The SR325e $399
Although a member of the Prestige Series, several of its features make it worthy of the Reference Series: alloy chamber, stitched headband, 8 conductor cable, 3.5mm Rhodium plated plug, an adaptor 3.5 mm to ¼ inch.
The SR325e is world renowned amongst pro users. It is a piece of equipment you can always rely on!
The RS2e $659
The classic amongst the classics! Even before listening the stage is set…
Expectations are high – don’t worry you will not be disappointed. Several decades old, they remain a reference to very serious listeners. Stitched leather headband, all wood chambers: aren’t the best violins still made out of selected woods?