Goldring 2100 Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
All Goldring 2100 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 2100 cartridges should be used with the standard moving magnet phono input of an integrated amplifier.
The Goldring 2100 is a dynamic sounding cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus producing high frequency clarity and quality sound. The 2100 can be used to upgrade many budget turntables.
Goldring points out with justifiable pride that its background in home audio goes back a full century, to the days before electronic amplification. But what’s this? An all-new phono-cartridge range for the 21st century?
There are five models, of which this is the cheapest, varying in both the stylus type and the generator specifications.
Basically, of course, the specifications are the same as those of most other moving-magnet cartridges, and the mass, size, mounting holes, electrical connections and output level will suit the vast majority of LP players, arms and (phono) amplifiers in the world today. Goldring has sensibly included threaded holes in the cartridge, making mounting simpler and safer than with bolts and nuts.