Goldring introduces entry-level E Series moving magnet cartridges

Goldring has announnced its new E Series Moving Magnet cartridges; a range of high performance, premium quality, British designed models for the resurgent turntable market.

The E Series, consists of three cartridges designed to deliver the accuracy of the original recording, to maintain the creative nuances, and to communicate the musicality and rhythm the artist intended the audience to hear. The Goldring E Series are optimised for the medium to high mass tonearms found on the majority of reasonably priced turntables.

Magnetic Duplex Technology™

All cartridges in the range use Magnetic Duplex Technology™, which lowers crosstalk and hence increases stereo separation. During the record mastering process the cutting lathe records stereo information as a ‘V’ shaped groove which has perpendicular side walls angled at 45 ̊.

Conventional moving magnet cartridges use a single magnet that interacts with two vertically mounted coils to produce a stereo signal from the groove. This can introduce crosstalk and so only offers a modest amount of stereo separation.

The Goldring E Series cartridges feature a special dual magnet arrangement. Magnetic Duplex Technology™ uses two low mass magnets which interact only with their partnering pickup coil,
angled at 45 ̊ to match the cutting head arrangement. This enables the cartridges to more accurately trace the record groove because they precisely emulate the geometry of the cutting head, making for better stereo separation and a more accurate, involving and musical soundstage.

The E Series

Featuring spherical styli with a choice of cantilevers, the E1 and E2 models are ideal as an improved replacement for any budget, pre-fitted or obsolete cartridge. The E3 model with its refined elliptical stylus is a worthwhile upgrade for those wishing to squeeze even more information and detail from the record groove.

The E1
Features a bonded, spherical (0.6 mil) stylus with a round shank. This makes the cartridge extremely forgiving of set-up adjustment. Also features a carbon reinforced ABS cantilever tube, an effective alternative to more premium aluminium or boron materials, producing comparable results in most entry level hi-fi- applications.

The E1 is available now priced £59.95/€69.99/$99.99

The E2
Features the same stylus profile as the E1 but with the additional benefit of an upgraded aluminium cantilever. This is both stiff and light weight allowing the stylus to more accurately trace medium to high frequencies offering more detail and reducing distortion and mis-tracking during loud passages.

The E2 is available now priced £79.95/€99.99/$129.99

The E3
Utilises the same aluminium cantilever but benefits from a superior bonded, super-elliptical (0.3 x 0.7 mil) stylus. This gives it superior high frequency groove detail retrieval ability over ordinary elliptical (0.4 x 0.7 mil) or spherical (0.6 mil) styli due to its smaller front to back radius. Its main effect is the reduction of sibilance, especially in high level vocal recordings.

The E3 is available now priced £99.96/€129.99/$169.99

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Technical Specifications

Model nameE1E2E3
Product codeGL0054GL0056GL0058
Stylus profileSphericalSphericalElliptical
Stylus radius0.6 mil0.6 mil0.3 x 0.7mil
Replacement stylusGL0055GL057GL059

Electrical Characteristics

Load resistance47 kΩ
Load capacitance100 – 200 pF
Internal inductance400 mH
Internal resistance410 Ω

Transducer Characteristics

Frequency range20 Hz – 20 kHz
Channel balance1.5 dB at 1 kHz
Channel separation20 dB at 1 kHz
Sensitivity3.5 mV (1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static compliance20 mm/N
Vertical tracking angle20°

Mechanical Characteristics

Cartridge mass6.9 g
Fixing centres12.7 mm (0.5 in)
Playing weight1.5 g – 2.5 g (2.0 g recommended)

Goldring established in 1906

The Goldring story began in 1906 with the supply of steel needles, springs and clockwork motors to the gramophone industry. Products were marked with a golden ring to indicate high quality of design and manufacture.

In 1926 Goldring introduced the Jewel Electro, arguably the most advanced gramophone soundbox of its day. During the decades following the war, as home hi-fi became a reality, Goldring was always at the forefront of innovation. The brand quickly became the industry standard for electro-magnetic pickups, with its 500 series cartridge becoming widely used throughout the broadcasting industry.

Today, Goldring continues to defy industry norms by producing high performance, premium quality, British-designed products for the specialist cartridge and turntable market.

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The E3

The E2

The E1