Grado Black2 vs Black1 Comparison

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  1. AnthonyI

    AnthonyI Well-Known Member

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    The Sonata v2 Statement is scheduled to hit my UltraDeck in December ;)
     
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    Per Grado Labs, they are not the same stylus guys...

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    Hi Jim

    they are not the same stylus

    the Green will test better than the Black

    Thanks for Enjoying Grado Products

    Grado Labs
    4614 7th Ave
    Brooklyn
    , NY11220
     
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    I can appreciate contacting the vendor for information, but if that's what they're saying then they need to update and clarify things on the site.

    "Both the Black2 and Green2 use a three piece OTL cantilever that has a Grado specific diamond mounted on a brass bushing. The Green2 are hand selected from Black2 production runs which meet higher test specifications. Approximately 15% of the run usually exhibits these specs and become a Green2."

    As they are listed together on the page (Black2 and Green2), when you look at the specs, one set of specs for both, it indicates a Type E stylus....for both. I'm not poo-pooing your research at all, but the information being posted is accurate based on the information the vendor is putting out to the public.

    I guess that could be the next question to Grado?
     
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    LOL, I'm not saying Jim is lying or anything, I'm just saying that 100 year old family company or not, the information, based on your correspondence, isn't accurate then....that's all.
     
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    [Heavy sigh] moving on....
     
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    The Green will test better than the Black because the cartridge body is better. The stylus has nothing to do with it. They are the same- except for the color of the dot indicating which is which.

    Whether or not you can hear the difference is a different matter entirely. I'll bet you can't.
     
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    This is the combo I've been running with for years. I do need to order a new 8MZ sometime soon.
     
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