|The Prestige Gold2 uses the same four piece OTL cantilever with a Grado specific elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bushing as the Silver2. With the Silver2 and Gold2, a machined turned generator is used to achieve a lower distortion and greater transparency. The Gold2 are hand selected from Silver2 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 5% of the run usually exhibits these specifications to become a Gold2.|
With the recent development of the highly received Lineage Series of cartridges, Grado were able to have a trickle down of technology and bring a new technique to the Silver2 & Gold2. This updated series of cartridges offers excellent tonal balance, dynamics, and realism, for a most rewarding reproduction of vocals and instruments. The coil winding techniques, using ultra high purity copper wire were honed during the development of the Lineage Series, have let the electrical circuits achieve unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.
As in all Grado phono cartridges the Gold2 is powered by a twin magnet system that optimizes the balance between stereo channels. All internal magnetic circuit parts are held to extremely high tolerances creating the desired stereo imaging. Grado’s patented Flux-Bridger design allows the Gold2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.