This Grado Model ME+, is the most sophisticated cartridge offered by the manufacturer for playing monophonic vinyl records. As typically with Grado, this is a Moving Iron cartridge, the preferred design of the New York-based manufacturer. This model uses a four piece cantilever technology. Ultra-high purity oxygen free copper wires in the coils. The elliptical stylus is mounted onto a brass cantilever. Like the entire production, it is assembled and tested in the company's historic production facility in Brooklyn, USA.
As always with Grado the sound quality is really impressive! The dynamic range and sense of rhythm are the range's signature features. It boasts very rich and precise timbres. The midranges are prevalent and very authentic. Overall, the reproduction enhances the texture of the music. You really get the feeling that you have a central source of emission, so much so that everything is focused on the speakers!
Specialists and purists of analogue audio consider it how the best cartridge to the world dedicated to playing monophonic records! A benchmark!!! Franck
Frequency response: 10hz 50khz
Principle: Moving Iron
Input load: 47K
Output: 5 mV
Recommended tracking force: 1.5g
Stylus type: Elliptical
Resistance: 475 ohm