Goldring GL2100 Cartridge
All Goldring 2000 series cartridges feature Moving Iron technology. This lends them the high levels of detail associated with more expensive moving coil designs whilst retaining the convenience of a replaceable stylus and high output associated with moving magnet types. The cartridge employs a fixed samarium cobolt magnet and high output coil combination so that a very light iron/nickel cantilever end-piece can be used instead of the much heavier permanent magnet used in conventional designs. This reduces the moving mass allowing the stylus to trace the record groove more faithfully. Because of their high output, Goldring 2000 series cartridges should be used with the standard moving magnet phono input of an integrated amplifier.
The 2100 features a bonded elliptical diamond stylus producing high frequency clarity and quality sound. The 2100 can be used to upgrade many budget turntables.
The cartridge body benefits from integrated M2.5 threaded mounting holes which means that it is very easy to mount onto the tonearm negating the need for fiddly washers or nuts which need to be counter-held during adjustment.
Frequency Response - 20 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3 dB
Channel Balance - within 2 dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation - better than 20 dB @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity - 6.5 mV ±1.5 dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Stylus Radius - Elliptical 0.7 x 0.3 mil
Stylus Type - Replaceable
Cantilever - Aluminium
Cartridge Mass - 7.4 g
Cartridge Mass - (inc fixing screws)8.6 g
Playing Weight - 1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)