Goldring 2300


Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

Goldring cartridges have always been great values, the new 2000 series simply takes that philosophy to a new level with the 2300. The best value in Goldring’s 2000 family, the Goldring 2300 is a sweet sounding cartridge with excellent resolution and great rhythm and timing.

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Goldring 2300 Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge

The Goldring 2300 moving magnet phono cartridge features 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 Goldring 2300 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 of the cartridge allowing the stylus to trace the record groove more faithfully.

Because of its high output, the Goldring 2300 moving magnet cartridge should be used with the standard moving magnet phono input of an integrated amplifier.

Use of a nude elliptical diamond offers high clarity and excellent tracking ability. This record cartridge will upgrade many mid-range turntables, allowing them to produce an even finer sound.

How to replace your cartridge and set up your turntable

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Step 1
Put the cartridge up to the headshell and gently tighten the screws into the holes.
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Step 2
Then use the Allen key to tighten (but not over-tighten) the cartridge into place. To prevent damage, be careful not to knock the stylus guard or stylus.
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Step 3
Then connect the wires from the back of the tone arm to the coloured connecting pins at the rear of the cartridge. Each wire is colour coded (red, white, green, blue). It is best to use tweezers or a pair of small pliers to connect them.
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Step 4
As they are very delicate, it is best to grab the wire by the connector to prevent damage. Ensure the wires are connected properly.
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Step 5
The next stage is correctly aligning the cartridge to the protractor. Gently put the stylus of the cartridge on to the crossover point of the protractor.
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Step 6
Holding the cartridge off the protractor, use the Allen key to gently loosen the screws. Once loosened you need to rotate the cartridge so that it is parallel with the lines on the protractor. When you are happy that they are parallel, you need to re-tighten the screws.
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Step 7
When tightened, place the stylus back on the protractor to confirm it still lines up.

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Step 8
Use the second chart to check that everything is parallel in both positions. When you are happy, ensure the screws are tight enough (but not too tight). Your cartridge is now correctly aligned.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in


Frequency Response   20 Hz – 20kHz +/- 3 dB
Channel Balance  within 2 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Separation better than 20 dB @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity 6.5 mV 1.5 dB, 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance 35 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz 16 mm/N
Vertical Tracking Angle 24
Stylus Radius Nude Elliptical
Stylus Type Replaceable
Load Resistance 47 k
Load Capacitance 100 – 200 pF
Internal Inductance 680 mH
Internal Resistance 550
Cartridge Mass 7.4 g
Cartridge Mass ( inc. fixing screws) 8.6 g
Fixing Centre 0.5″ (12.7 mm)
Playing Weight 1.5 – 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)


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