Joseph Grado left school at 16 as a master watchmaker and began crafting phono cartridges from his home in Brooklyn, New York. And it was as far back as 1953 that Grado Labs, now world-famous for their high-end headphones and cartridges, was born. Amongst the 48 patents he held, Joseph Grado 'is credited with inventing the stereo moving-coil cartridge'
Innovator & Audio Engineer, Joseph Grado, Founder of Grado Labs, Passes Away
One of the most influential innovators in the area of high-fidelity headphones and cartridges for vinyl and founder of Grado Labs has passed away. His story and that of his company is fascinating.