Grado Statement cartridges - load at 47km or lower

Do the Grado statement series - the 0.5mv output cartridges need to be loaded at 47kohm's or can they be loaded lower like normal MC's?

Dear Dowunder: Iask on de the ADC because I can see that you can run the Grado at 47K too.

My best wishes for your health.

Regards and enjoy the music,
Raul, The MM stage would not have enough gain for the 0.5mv Grado.

I don't have one, just wondering if I can use my MC stage if I did get one.

In my system, 47k was a bit tippy in the treble for my Grado Statement 1. I was using it with a VPI Aries 3. Matt advised that they also used this cartridge in house and liked it at 500 ohms. I tried that and was very happy with the sound. The gain was set to 60db. 
The Statement has a low inductance not unlike a low output moving coil.

As a result the same rules apply:

If your phono section is unstable you may prefer lower loading settings such as 100 or 500 ohms. But an ideal situation would be 47K; this will allow the stylus to trace the groove with greater ease.

The lower impedance loading is not a requirement of the cartridge; its a requirement of unstable phono sections. The inductance of the cartridge and the capacitance of the phono cable form a resonant circuit which thus injects ultrasonic or RF noise into the preamp. If the preamp is unstable, the noise will cause it to sound wrong (usually bright). The loading resistor detunes the resonant circuit and gets rid of that problem, but forces the cartridge to do a lot more work driving that resistor, which makes the cantilever stiffer.

In addition, if the phono stage is unstable, it will tend to exacerbate ticks and pops, making the LP surfaces generally seem noisier than they really are.
Grado own PH-1 phono preamp is 47k Ohm with low and high gain switch. Made by Grado Labs for all Grado cartridges.