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Grado Statement Sonata Low Output Phono Cartridge

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Grado Statement Sonata Low Output Phono Cartridge

Grado Statement Sonata Low Output Phono Cartridge

SkyFi 479

Pickup currently unavailable

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States



Great wood-bodied cartridge from Grado. Well cared for and from the original owner who took extremely good care of his gear. Stylus was inspected under our microscope where it showed light signs of use. 

Brand Background:

Founded in Brooklyn, NY,  Grado Labs has been perfecting the art of sonic reproduction through headphones and cartridges since 1953. Through three generations the family has kept the tradition of putting sound first.


Single Owner

General Sound:

Neutral sound with little to no coloration.

Cosmetic Condition:

7 - Some Wear and Light Scratches

Working Condition:

Working perfectly and tested in our lab.


As pictured


Will be packed using our highly developed in-house process and custom packing materials.

Original MSRP:



1.0 lbs (Shipped, approx)




Link to Manual:


• Type: Moving Iron
• Output voltage: 0.5mV
• Frequency response: 10Hz-60kHz
• Load impedance: 47k ohms
• Channel separation: 40dB
• Stylus type: Special elliptical
• Stylus replacement: Factory replaceable
• Mounting: 1/2 inch
• Compliance: 20mm/N
• Tracking force: .075-2.0 g
• Recommended tracking force: 1.5 g
• Weight: 6.5 g

What is a Moving Iron Cartridge? (From
This type of generator is similar in operation to the moving-magnet type except that a very light, hollow, temporary magnet or armature is used instead of a small permanent magnet. This has the advantage that the moving parts of the generator can be made from light magnetic alloys and therefore have less mass, responding to the the groove wall more accurately. The cantilever transfers the mechanical vibrations from the record groove to the hollow armature. The magnetic field induced in it by the large fixed permanent magnet suspended above it induces a changing magnetic “flow” through the pole shoes which, in turn, generates an electromotive force in the fixed coils in proportion to the mechanical vibration.

The coil must be connected to a special phono amplifier input via the turntable leads so that the low voltage generated by the cartridge (typically 5 mV) is boosted to several volts to drive the speakers. All MI cartridges have a relatively high output and require a 47 kΩ load impedance for current to flow making them compatible with the basic MM phono input found as standard on many integrated amplifiers. If your amplifier does not feature a MM phono input, these can be purchased separately at a reasonable cost.

SKU: 103892