Master and Reference models use a five piece OTL cantilever technology
achieving an additional 5% tip mass reduction over the Platinum and Sonata
models. The coils are wound with ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC)
oxygen free copper wire. The Master model is mounted with Grado's specially
designed nude elliptical diamond, and the Reference model uses Grado's
true ellipsoid design diamond.
People are saying about the Reference...
as the Grado blurb says if your system can be driven with a 0.5mV
output phono cartridge, then you deserve to be listening to the new
Grado Statement Series". I second that emotion: It is an absolute
Hi Fi News / Ken Kessler
a long time Grado user, I was quite shocked at what I heard; all of
the Grado virtues, but with a lot more warmth and silkiness and much
better dynamic contrast -- including a lower noise floor."
Fi News / Ken Kessler
Statement Reference is used by Musical Fidelity Sound Lab in their
cutting room and in their mastering suite.
|"The cartridges arrived today. Thank you
very much!! Listening to the Statement Reference now…yowzers!!
Sweet, this is what vinyl is all about. All the boys here are very
John Wood - Executive VP - Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
Separation at 1KHz
at 1KHz 5CM/sec.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 22 August, 2008.