GRADO, one of the oldest family owned American companies in the Audio Industry, has for almost half a century been the leader in design engineering for the high-end audio and recording industries.

GRADO is famous for their remarkable headphone and phonograph cartridge designs and holds over 48 patents. Company founder Joseph GRADO is credited as the inventor of the stereo moving coil phonograph cartridge. He is responsible for more innovations in phonograph cartridge design than any other individual in our lifetime and was inducted into the Audio Hall of Fame in 1982.

Time honoured manufacturing, know how and painstaking attention to design detail allow previously unattained levels of pitch control, harmonic accuracy and bass quality to be achieved. All Grado headphones and cartridges are hand made to GRADO's full performance specifications... nothing leaves the factory unless it sounds pure Grado.

The Legacy Continues...Joseph GRADO has passed on the mantle of President to his nephew John GRADO. John has risen from sweeping the floors of the factory at age twelve, to President and Owner of Grado Laboratories.

Following on from Joseph GRADO's acclaimed designs, John has led the development of the Prestige Series and Reference Series of headphones and phonograph cartridges, all of which have received World Wide acclaim by the Audio press.
Updated: August 2014