Grado Prestige 1 Blue Moving Iron Cartridge

Grado Prestige 1 Blue Moving Iron Cartridge

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Grado Prestige 1 Blue Moving Iron Cartridge

Incorporating a new coil design with effective moving mass reduced by 17%, the Grado Prestige Blue enabling superb tracking ability and extended, tight bass, with crisp high frequencies and liquid midrange. Featuring 4 piece OTL cantilever technology with UHPLC oxygen-free copper wire coils can produce a stunning rendition of vinyl music. A highly polished elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bush allows the cartridge to track securely and also extract the maximum amount of detail from the vinyl groove.

The Prestige Blue from Grado is one of the company's entry-level models and is an excellent solution to improving the sound of an existing turntable system, without breaking the bank. It's a well-built moving iron cartridge, that utilises four-piece OTL technology, with brass brushing. This durable construction is aligned with a specially designed, high-quality Elliptical polished diamond stylus to offer an exemplary tracking ability while retrieving every ounce of vinyl warmth from the very depths of your favourite vinyl recordings. 

Even the wiring has been intricately and meticulously thought out, comprising of oxygen-free, ultra pure copper to wind the coils. This coil design also utilises a newly developed enhancement that effectively reduces moving mass by 17%. This guarantees that all of the information hidden within your vinyl record is relayed back to your speakers with unprecedented detail and uncompromised sonic integrity. 

Who is Grado?

Grado is not a new name to hifi, having hand-built some of the most prestigious and well-regarded headphone and turntable cartridge models in the history of hifi. It's a family run business, with three generations of 'Grado' having held influential and successful roles within the company. It's with this strong family ethic, and world-famous experience and build quality, that Grado are able to continue manufacturing high-end headphones and cartridges to the superlative degree that the most critical of audiophiles demand.

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Principal Moving Iron
Input Load 47K
Output at
1kHz 5CM/sec.
Tracking Force
1.5 g
Stylus type  Elliptical
Inductance 45mH
Resistance 475
Compliance CUs 20
Mounting S/P
Weight 5.5g

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Please remember that postage and packing is completely free for orders over £50*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, out of stock items can take between 4 to 21 days for dispatch.

Deliveries usually take 1-3 working days. The majority of orders are sent via our couriers'; Interlink Express on a next-day-delivery service. Smaller, low value or light-weight items are normally posted using Royal Mail Recorded or Royal Mail Special Delivery.

Once your product has been dispatched, you will be notified via email and sent a unique consignment number, you can use this number at to check the status of your delivery. If you have provided a mobile telephone number, Interlink's Predict service will notify you by text (and email) of a one-hour delivery window. If the window they suggest is inconvenient, you can change the date of delivery to a later one via text or email.

*We ship free of charge to mainland UK addresses, excluding the Scottish Highlands or 'Out-Of-Reach' Scottish locations. Please consult the post-codes below to see if your location falls within this category. If you are still unsure, please contact us on 01432 354921. We also ship to Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Scilly Isles, Scottish Isles and Scottish Highlands, however delivery to these locations will incur a charge and can only be sent via a 2-day service.

Shipping CostsMainland UK (Next-Day)Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly IslandsRepublic of Ireland (2-day)
Under £50 Orders £7.50 £12.50 £15.00
Over £50 Orders FREE £19.99 £29.99
Surcharge Orders £50.00 £69.99 £79.99
Saturday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A
Sunday Delivery £12.99 N/A N/A


Post codes exempt from the free delivery service include:

Scottish Highlands Post Codes: AB30-38, AB41-42, AB44-56, FK17-99, G83, IV1-28, IV30-39, IV52-54, IV63, KW1-14, PA21-33, PA34-40, PH15-26, PH31-41, PH49-50
Islands Post Codes: HS1-9, IV40-51, IV55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49, PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3
Northern Ireland: All BT postcodes
Channel Islands Post Codes: JE, GY
Scilly Isles Post Codes: TR21, TR22, TR23, TR24, TR25

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