The Reference Series2 of wooden cartridges are hand-crafted at Grado Labs from a Australian Jarrah wood. An intricate procedure of curing is done between production steps to achieve optimal sonic quality. This series generator/stylus module is not replaceable allowing a redesigned one-piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances. The Reference Series2 utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques that result is musical perfection. The Reference Series2 should be used with only the finest equipment. Recommended tracking force 1.5 to 1.9 grams.
Complete Clapton, a four disc offering from Reprise. On side 2, the cut: "Let It Rain", I never realized there was so much (detail) in that recording. Played loud, Clapton's wailing guitar solo's came cutting through clear and true (not shrill, brittle or edgy). The percussion in Bellbottom Blues had convincing texture. You could feel and almost see, hands playing an Indian dumbeg in the drumming section. Even while playing loud passages the Grado Reference Sonata could reveal subtle textures and depth in a well recorded performance.