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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.
Hand made by skilled Grado engineers, the Grado The Reference 1 moving iron cartridge has re designed coils wound with UHPLC oxygen free copper wire to reduce effective moving mass by 17%, which enables the Grado The Reference 1 to track the most difficult inner band musical passages with ease at a tracking weight of just 1.5g.
With a body carved from Australian Jarrah wwod for low resonance, this cartridge has a 5 piece OTL cantilever which reduces tip mass by 5% over the Platinum 1 and Sonata 1 models.
The sound quality is incredibly smooth and detailed, with a powerful, rhythmic bass, opaque, creamy midrange and superb three dimensional stereo sound stage.
The stylus is a high quality true ellipsoid diamond, polished to perfection.
Frequency Response 10Hz - 60kHz Principal MI Channel Separation at 1KHz 40 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 Mounting S Weight 6.5
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 http://www.interlinkexpress.com 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 Costs Mainland UK (Next-Day) Offshore/Out-of-reach (2-day)Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Scottish Islands, Scilly Islands Republic 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 Saturday by 12 Delivery £35 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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