| The Prestige Red2 uses a four piece cantilever system coupled to an elliptical diamond stylus mounted on a brass bush and Grado's OTL, or optimized transmission line, technology to provide an ideal transfer of signal from the surface of the LP to the generator of the system. This technology rejects unwanted resonances and lowers distortion preserving the fundamental and harmonic frequencies of the music. This also helps keep noise generated by the motor system in the cartridge to a minimum. The Red2 are hand selected from Blue2 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 10% of the run usually exhibits these specifications to become a Red2.|
Grado's OTL stylus/cantilever design makes records sound quieter, improves the height, width, and depth of the soundstage, and present more detail than previously obtainable.
As in all Grado phono cartridges the Red2 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 Red2 to have one of the lowest effective moving mass generating systems while creating an excellent balance throughout the full frequency range.