Goldring E1 Moving Magnet Cartridge
The E1 cartridge, the first in the range, utilises a carbon-fibre reinforced cantilever and bonded, spherical (0.6 mil) stylus with a round shank. Carbon is an effective alternative to more premium aluminium or boron materials, producing comparable results in most entry level hi-fi applications.
Magnetic Duplex Technology™
All cartridges in the range feature Magnetic Duplex Technology™-a 'dual magnet' generator assembly with an identical geometry to that of the original cutting head. This means it can more accurately reproduce the stereo information in the record groove, providing better channel separation and a more involving and musical sound stage.
The E-series cartridges have been designed to allow micro-adjustments to be made during production using a special adjustment screw. This means the cartridge can be safely installed in a typical turntable because the angle that the stylus makes with the record surface has been pre-set. The result is an optimised channel balance with zero degrees of horizontal tracking adjustment required. This ensures a consistent and reassuring performance for the life of the product.
Featuring spherical styli with a choice of cantilevers, the E1 and E2 models are ideal as an upgrade to any budget, pre-fitted or obsolete cartridge. The E3 model with its refined super elliptical stylus is a worthwhile upgrade for those wishing to squeeze even more information and detail from the record groove.
Stylus profile Spherical
Stylus radius 0.6 mil
Frequency range 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Channel balance 1.5 dB at 1 kHz
Channel separation >20 dB at 1 kHz
Sensitivity 3.5 mV (1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec)
Static compliance 20 mm/N
Vertical tracking angle 20°
Load resistance 47 kΩ
Load capacitance 100 - 200 pF
Internal inductance 400 mH
Internal resistance 410 Ω
Cartridge mass 6.9 g
Fixing centres 12.7 mm (0.5 in)
Playing weight 1.5 g - 2.5 g (2.0 g recommended)