Goldring E cartridges with Magnetic Duplex tech

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Goldring E cartridges with Magnetic Duplex tech
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Goldring is starting to ship the 
E Series moving magnet cartridges first spotted at the Bristol show in February. This is a range of three cartridges which are 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. All three models employ Goldring’s 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 with 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 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”.

E series
The E1 (red) features a bonded, spherical (0.6 mil) stylus with a round shank. This makes the cartridge very easy to set-up. It has a carbon reinforced ABS cantilever tube in place of the usual aluminium that “produces comparable results” in most entry level hi-fi- applications. 
Approximate Retail Price £60  €70.
The E2 (green) features the same stylus profile as the E1 but with an 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. 
Approximate Retail Price £80  €100.
The E3 (blue) also has an 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. 
Approximate Retail Price £100  €130.