Epoch

The Epoch and Aeon, which see final assembly by John Grado himself on his workbench in Brooklyn, are two cartridges that offer exceptional reproduction of vocals and instruments, with superlative tonal balance, dynamics, imaging, and realism. Grado’s 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. Each Grado is 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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

  • Output = 1mV @ 5 CMV
  • Controlled frequency response = 6 Hz - 72 KHz
  • Channel separation: avg. 33dB - 6 Hz - 72 KHz
  • Loading: 47,000 ohms
  • Inductance: 30 mH 
  • Resistance: 91 ohms
  • Non-sensitive to capacitive load
  • Chasis mass: 12 grams
  • Tracking force: 1.5 - 1.9 grams

"The Epoch did things I hadn't heard any cartridge do…put on an LP of the right music, sit down…and you're done. It's remarkable."

-Stereophile, Michael Fremer

 

"If you have the money and are looking for an amazing cartridge for your record collection, the Grado Epoch is the one."

-Steve Hoffman