The Grado Labs Prestige Series Gold1 from the Prestige Series is designed for high output and excellent stability under severe use. A considerable tip mass reduction results in a frequency response to 50 kHz and beyond and tracking forces from 1-2 grams. Acclaimed by experts as virtually the finest pickups in the world at their price. Prestige models available in both 1/2" mount and P-mount. All styli in the Prestige series are user replaceable.
The newly redesigned Silver1 and Gold1 have had their coil design reconfigured, and the effective moving mass of their generating system has been reduced by 17%. The Silver1 and gold1 models use a four piece OTL cantilever technology, ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils and Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Gold1 model is selected from the Silver1 production run and meets higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the production run meet these standards and become Gold1 models.
- Frequency Response: 10 Hz - 60 kHz
- Principal: MI
- Channel Separation at 1 kHz: 35
- Input Load: 47K
- Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec.: 5 mV
- Recommended Tracking Force: 1.5
- Stylus Type: E
- Inductance: 45 mH
- Resistance: 475
- Compliance CUs: 20
- Stylus Replacement: U
- Mounting: S/P
- Weight: 5.5