Goldring 1042 Moving Magnet Cartridge


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The 1042 from prestigious and highly regarded cartridge manufacturer 'Goldring' is an excellent solution to upgrading an entry-level turntable to drastic results. it offers the ultimate sonic performance, paying special attention to every last microdynamic hidden deep within the grooves of your favourite vinyl recordings. On top of this adept and exemplary performance, the 1042 is also extremely convenient, as the stylus itself is user-replaceable. 

The 1042 features a high quality Gyger-S diamond stylus, to allow for maximum groove-depth, with an unbeaten level of clarity and resolution. This means a phenomenally detailed, rich and fulfilling musical sound is achieved with every performance.


Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz +/-3dB
Channel Balance 2dB at 1kHz
Channel Separation 25dB at 1kHz
Sensitivity 6.5mV±1.5dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance 24mm/N lat., 16mm/N vert
Tracking Angle 24 degrees
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)
Playing Weight 1.5-2.0g (1.7g nom.)

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