Grado Stereo CartridgeH.O. Reference-Near Mint!usedI bought this Grado Reference Series 2 High Output Moving Iron Stereo cartridge new from an authorized dealer. It was purchased last year and has had moderate use in a very high end SME IV tone arm...650.00
I bought this Grado Reference Series 2 High Output Moving Iron Stereo cartridge new from an authorized dealer. It was purchased last year and has had moderate use in a very high end SME IV tone arm. The Grado rotated with a Moving Coil cartridge. The MC was much more expensive, but moderately more detailed. I can only afford to keep one! The Grado has been kept meticulously clean, with a gentle, specialized stylus brush. Of course the Grado can be used in most decent quality (or very high end) preamplifiers. It has a gain of about 4.8 mv. See my photos for specifications.
This versatile cartridge will work in most quality tone arms, is very easy to amplify, and is still quiet in my high resolution system. For those who have not heard this Grado, it has the resolution, large sound stage and excellent dynamics of the best cartridges, yet captures the beauty of your music. It is never sterile or "etched" to give a false sense of detail. All original materials, and the elegant carved wooden box are included. With continued good care, it should provide years of excellent service. This cartridge is in perfect condition. Because this is a delicate and small instrument, I DO NOT want to offer a return policy.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, carefully read my perfect Feedback on Audiogon. I have been a reliable member for over 16 years. Also, Same thing on Ebay, perfect Feedback (1860), for over 17years! If you do not have much experience with how to carefully mount and adjust a Phono cartridge its important to get appropriate assistance! I know that buying a used cartridge can sometimes be risky, my reputation should be reassuring. If you have any hesitation, its best if you do not make an offer!
Also, do not make "low ball" offers, they will always be rejected. As usual Paypal fees are included, plus I will pay for USPS insured, Priority shipping! This sale is for the USA only! +++++++++++++++++I HAVE ADDED AN ADDITIONAL PICTURE!+++++++++++++++++++ Remember, look at how centered it is at the end of the cantilever, not by the groove carved in the wooden body!!
Questions for the seller
Can you provide an estimate of total playing time, stylus-in-the-groove?
Between the time I first used the (new) Grado until I put it up for sale, I used it on average 20 hours per month. It was used for 10 months. So roughly 200 hours.
Thanks for your interest.
Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping return costs unless the item was not received as described.
Buyer will receive a full refund in the original payment method less any shipping charges.
Item must be in the identical condition as received!