Sonata2 / Platinum2
Statement Cartridges
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Sonata2 / Platinum2

Statement Series 2

Platinum Blondie

The Statement Series of wooden cartridges are a fixed coil design, hand-crafted at Grado Labs in Brooklyn. 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 one-piece magnetic circuit and a reduction of chassis resonances. The Statement Series utilizes manufacturing and assembly techniques of fantastic accuracy and precision, and the result is virtual perfection. Should be used only with the finest equipment. Recommended tracking force 3/4 to 2 grams.

The Platinum2 and Sonata2 models use a modified four piece OTL cantilever technology achieving a 10% tip mass reduction over the Prestige series and ultra-high purity long crystal (UHPLC) oxygen free copper wire in the coils. The Platinum2 model uses Grado's specially designed elliptical diamond mounted on a brass bushing, and the Sonata2 model uses Grado's specially designed nude elliptical diamond.

Since we have considerably fewer turns in the Statement Series we can use a much larger size wire, thus knocking resistance from 470 ohms to 2 ohms in the Statement Series. This new wire has over 16 times more area for carrying the signal: this also shortens the distance the signal must travel from 125ft to a little over 7ft. In the Statement series we have also shortened the magnetic gap, increasing the flux density.

John Grado

Sonata2 / Platinum2

Statement Series 2

Audio Specs:
OUTPUT: 1mV @ 5 CMV 
CONTROLLED FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 15-55 KHZ 
CHANNEL SEPARATION: AVERAGE 30 DB - 10-30 KHZ 
LOAD: 47,000 OHMS 
INDUCTANCE: 30 mh 
RESISTANCE: 72 OHMS 
NON SENSITIVE TO CAPACITIVE LOAD 
CHASSIS MASS: 10 GRAMS 
TRACKING FORCE: 1.5 - 1.9 GRAMS