Audio Note IQ1 cartridge experience?

I own a Grado Sonata 4.5 mv cartridge and am thinking of buying the Audio Note IQ1 to replace it.

I get a hum with my Rega arm using the Grado. Also I am gravitating toward an all Audio Note system.

Any info about the IQ1 is appreciated, if you can compare it to the Grado all the better.


I have an IQ 3 and it bettered a Grado Reference that sells for $1200. More soundstage, better tracking and more dynamics.
At $799 too! Thanks Khaki8!

Can you compare the bass between the two?

I find the Grado a little bass heavy, but very good otherwise...