Goldring 1042 phono cartridge

Goldring 1042 phono cartridge

SKU: GOLDRG1042

  • $459.95

GOLDRING 1042 PHONO CARTRIDGE

The Goldring 1042 phono cartridge offers superbly accurate and harmonically opulent sound quality with its acclaimed Gyger S diamond stylus. Advanced diamond tip polishing ensures excellent tracking ability and reduces record wear. The Goldring 1042 offers pinnacle performance at a fraction of what others exorbitantly charge for similar quality.

The Goldring 1042 phono cartridge has a strong, one-piece molded body made from an ultra-rigid glass-reinforced polyester. All fixed parts can be held securely in place and the body can be tightly bolted to the head shell to create structural unity. Its highly efficient magnetic circuit makes for a smooth and extended frequency response. As with all Goldring cartridges, the Goldring 1042 phono cartridge is rigorously tested at the factory to ensure optimum standards of performance and reliability.

Goldring 1042 Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz ± 3dB
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: 2dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: 25dB
- Output voltage: 6.5mV
- Static compliance: 24mm/N lateral, 16mm/N vertical
- Equivalent tip mass: 0.45 mg
- Vertical tracking angle: 24°
- Stylus shape: Gyger S
- Stylus replacement: Golding D42
- Load resistance: 47k ohms
- Load capacitance: 150 - 200 pf
- Internal inductance: 560 mH
- Internal resistance: 660 ohms
- Weight: 6.3 g
- Mounting: 1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
- Tracking force range: 1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nominal)

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Excellent sound and excellent price partnered with my old AT4030LC.

My Pioneer PL-7 and Audio-Technica AT4030LC from the early 80's needed a new stylus. I initially replaced the entire cartridge but didn't enjoy the sound as much as the original with the now very expensive ATN12S stylus. After referring to various reference materials I decided to replace the original stylus with the LP Gear ATN12XE. LP Gear shipped almost immediately and I received the stylus in a few days. It took all of 30 seconds to replace the stylus, and maybe another minute to check the tracking force and anti-skate. Results: a wonderful stylus! There is a slight loss of the very top of the high end (the original shibata stylus is rated up to 45 Khz) but the new stylus is punchy with clear highs. Tracking at 1.25g the cart tracks quietly and fully. Looks like the old cart will stay in business for at least another year or so. Why replace the entire moving magnet cartridge when you only need a new stylus?

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JICO neoSAS/S Shure VN35HE

This is a direct replacement for the Shure VN35MR stylus used on the V15 III.
It is an excellent stylus! It retains all the tonal and harmonic integrity of the VN35MR (which is simply one of the best cartridges I have ever heard including some very expensive moving coils). The JICO adds furhter refinement in terms of phase and channel seperation (better soundstage/imaging). Additionally the JICO has lower tracing distortion and 'cantilever' haze. It sounds like a cross between the VN35MR and a really good CD. Be informed that because of the highly refined shape of the diamond, this stylus is very sensative to setup. VTA/SRA and Azimuth are important to dial in to get optimum performance. A good place to start is with the cartridge completley level in both dimensions. Small adjustments from there will yield good performance. This Stylus produces sound that is easiy competitive with the best cartrdiges avallable today.

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