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Grado Labs Statement Series Phono Cartridge


After years of careful thought and painstaking design Grado is very pleased to offer their flagship phono cartridge. We are so proud of this cartridge and believe that it has so much to say about Grado technology, that we decided to name it the GRADO STATEMENT. The STATEMENT utilizes gold coil wires, a boron cantilever and a diamond cut specially for Grado. All this is hand-assembled within a machined Autralian Jarrah wood housing. The output for the STATEMENT measures at 0.75 mV. The lowest output ever offered by Grado. The low frequency information and its portrayal of bass dynamics are solid, powerful and authoritative. The midrange is rich, complex and highly believable. Its top-end seems to extend forever with speed and remarkable delicacy. Imaging is detailed and precise with a sound stage that wraps its arms around you and draws you into the music. Michael Fremer commented in his Analog Corner, "It is among the finest cartridges I've ever heard at any price", Stereophile 3/99, pg. 41. While Jonathan Valin stated, "I'm going to keep the Statement in my refernce system" The Absolute Sound, Issue 118. Anyone who was impressed with our previous top-of-the-line effort, the Grado REFERENCE, will have their eyes opened wide after listening to the GRADO STATEMENT!

Frequency Response  

Principal MI
Channel Separation at 1KHz 45
Imput Load 47K
Output at 1KHz 5CM/sec. 0.5mV
Recommended Tracking Force 1.5
Stylus Type E
Inductance 2mH
Resistance 2
Compliance CUs 20
Stylus Replacement F=Factory F
Mounting S
Weight 7

"Without question, this is the finest moving iron design I have ever heard!"
"The Statement consistently did a fine job of reproducing detail, and it was able to do so during both loud and complex passages."
"Sounds were located precisely within the soundstage and stayed in place with neither wander of placement, nor diffusion of image. The overall character was both open and airy."
"The nuance of how a string was plucked or bowed was readily obvious. The lower frequencies enriched the sound with a sense of space, and provided the forceful drive to the pace of the musical Statement."
"What truly impressed me was the recreation of the harp: with all to many cartridges, it either loses its identify or is lost almost entirely. The Statement did a great job in bringing it out, thanks to its clarity and resolution of detail."
Ultimate Audio / Jack English Vol.4, No.1
"I have stayed until the wee hours of the night using two state of the at systems and in every case LP reproduction was an unqualified joy."
Silvio Fernandez / Audio Consultant
"Listening to my Grado Statement cartridge through the PH-1 is like listening to a live performance, it puts you right there."
Mark Rivera - Saxophonist with the Billy Joel Band
"The texture, detail and accuracy of the Statement exceed my wildest dreams. I can hear significant differences in bass control. Mids are sooo sweet and the highs are magnificently delivered with timbre and transparency like no other has ever delivered."
Todd Green - The Vinyl Junkie

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  • Manufactured by: Grado Labs

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 22 August, 2008.

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