Grado introduces their finest cartridge, The Lineage Aeon!
The Brooklyn Company Kicks Off The Lineage Series With Sapphire And Cocobolo.
With the release of the Epoch phono cartridge in the summer of 2017, reviews and responses to the Lineage Series have been overwhelming. "For me, a 10 out of 10 Star product is the Grado Epoch. Harry Weisfeld / VPI. "If you have the money and are looking for an amazing cartridge for your record collection, the GRADO EPOCH is the one." Steve Hoffman / stevehoffman.tv. "Audiophiles should not miss the chance to audition this contender for the title of Best cartridge money can buy. Dr. Tsai / Audio Art Magazine.
The Aeon, which sees final assembly by John Grado himself on his workbench, is the Epochs younger sibling that offers exceptional reproduction of vocals and instruments, with superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism. Grados coil winding techniques, which have been honed throughout the decades, have let them achieve exact unison between the four coils in each phono cartridge. This allows for a precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.
"WOW!...Last night I played the Berlin Philharmonic's Direct to Disc Brahms 4th Symphony...was amazing." Michael Fremer / AnalogPlanet
All of the internal magnetic circuit parts are Swiss screw machined or molded metal, which have tolerances on the order of the best Swiss-made watches. The specially designed diamond stylus, for the first time in a Grado, is mounted on a sapphire cantilever that connects to the stylus generating system. The Lineage series features a unique system that has the lowest effective moving mass of any cartridges, while Grados patented Flux-Bridger generator design creates a superior balance throughout the full frequency spectrum with superb resolution and clarity, which produces an overall truer picture of the music. This is all nestled inside a selected cocobolo wooden housing.
"The Epoch's performance challenges every high-end design on the planet in ways competitors will have trouble matching." Robert Levi / Positive Feedback
In 1953, the Grado family started building cartridges on their kitchen table. Every experience in the familys history has led to the creation of the Lineage Series. The Aeon represents the craftsmanship and unwavering dedication to sound that has been Grados main focus for over 65 years.
Exceptional reproduction of vocals and instruments, with superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism.
Precise balance between channels and accurate stereo imaging.
Wound with the finest properly sized and annealed 24-karat solid gold wire, which is the ultimate conductor for the transmission of the music from your record.
Specially designed diamond stylus mounted on a sapphire cantilever that connects to the stylus generating system.
Patented Flux-Bridger generator design creates a superior balance throughout the full frequency spectrum with superb resolution and clarity, which produces an overall truer picture of the music.
Cocobolo wooden housing.
1 year manufacturers warranty.