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For a limited time we are including a free record cleaning pad and stylus brush with this item.
Goldring is Britain’s oldest cartridge company and their current range is the culmination of years of refinement.
The 1042 is a record cartridge for the audiophile who demands the ultimate sonic performance from their system, together with the convenience of a user replaceable stylus. The extended groove contact of its Gyger-S diamond gives the 1042 unsurpassed resolution of the fine groove modulations, producing an exceptionally detailed, smooth and musical sound.
This cartridge is moving magnet (MM) which can be used with most “phono” or “turntable” inputs on your hi-fi amplifier. If you do not have a “phono” or “turntable” input, you will need a phono stage in between your amplifier and turntable. A phono stage boosts the lower signal from this cartridge for use with a standard input on your amplifier. View our range of phono stages or call us if you need advice.
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz±3dB
- Channel Balance: 2dB @ 1kHz
- Channel Separation: 25dB @ 1kHz
- Sensitivity: 6.5mV±1.5dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
- Static Compliance: 24mm/N lat., 16mm/N vert
- Equivalent tip mass: 0.45 mg
- Vertical Tracking Angle: 24°
- Stylus Radius: Gyger S
- Stylus Type: Replaceable
- Load Resistance: 47,000 Ohm
- Load Capacitance: 150-200pF
- Internal Inductance: 570 mH
- Internal Resistance: 660 Ohm
- Cartridge Weight: 6.3g
- Fixing Centre: 0.5” (12.7mm)Tracking Weight: 1.5-2.0g (1.7g nom.)
Look what the experts said:-
‘The real joy here is how this cartridge brings out the depth of a recording. It achieves this partly by virtue of eliminating noise, or at least not picking so much of it up. The backgrounds are remarkably quiet, which means music has lots of contrast and really produces a believable image in the room. The sound is more agile, better timed and more articulate than we expect at this price. The tonal balance is convincing but it’s the timing, and sense of light and shade, that make the music dramatically more involving than most rivals manage.’ (What Hi-Fi Magazine)