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Grado Green1 & Black1 Prestige Phono CartridgesThe best sounding cartridges under $100Grado has been making phono cartridges in Brooklyn, NY since 1953, where the late Joseph Grado invented the stereo coil cartridge and was awarded over 40 gloriously hifi patents. It's no wonder then that even the most affordable in the Grado line outperforms cartridges twice the price. These cartridges are clear and balanced and make for a great introduction to the Grado sound. They have a relatively high sensitivity rating and recommended tracking force of about 1.5 grams making these great options for beginner and basic turntable setups. The Black1 is an affordable,...

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Buy music?!?! Who does that??? We do, the people that listen to vinyl. With CD sales down 14.5% from last year and digital buying & premium streaming sharing the market, 2013 was further proof that vinyl is one of the best parts of being human and listening to music. Six million records were purchased in 2013, up 32% from 2012. What is it about vinyl? Record collections are passed on from generation to generation and it takes work. They take up space, are heavy to transport and require adequate storage conditions. It is for those same reasons that we love vinyl....

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