GRADO CARTRIDGES AND STYLI CROSS REFERENCE

 
Cartridges
Replacement styli
1974 1978 1982 1985 1988 2008 2009  
FTR = GTR =           No longer available
FCR = GCR =           No longer available
FTE = GTE =           No longer available
FCE = GCE =           No longer available
FTE+1 = GTE+1 = MTE+1 = XTE+1 = ZTE+1 = BLACK BLACK 1 BLACK 1 / S
FCE+1 = GCE+1 = MCE+1 = XCE+1 = ZCE+1 = GREEN GREEN 1 GREEN 1 / S
F3E+ = GF3E+ = MF3E+ = XF3E+ = ZF3E+ = BLUE BLUE 1 BLUE 1 / S
F2+ = GF2+ = MF2+ = XF2+ = ZF2+ = RED RED 1 RED 1 / S
F1+ = GF1+ = MF1+ = XF1+ = ZF1+ = SILVER SILVER 1 SILVER 1 / S
  G+ = M+ = X+ = Z+ =     SILVER 1 / S
  G1+ = M1+ = X1+ = Z1+ = GOLD GOLD 1 GOLD 1 / S
  G2+ = M2+ = X2+ = Z2+ =     GOLD 1 / S
GRADO Signature             GOLD 1 / S

Question: Should the stylus be replaced on an old cartridge (whatever the brand is) ?

Answer: It will play but, you will not benefit all the improvements made over the years to the "bodies".

The diamond represents a large part of a phono cartridge cost and, if the cartridge is old, it might be better to replace the whole cartrige in order to have the best sound.

Reference and Statement Series cartridges, with a wood body do not have a replaceable stylus.

"When worn out or broken please consult a GRADO dealer, we have an interesting "SECOND TIME BUYER" program.

Updated: August 2014