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Goldring MC cartridge thoughts

Discussion in 'audio' started by kowalski99, May 17, 2019.

  1. kowalski99

    kowalski99 pfm Member

    I just wondered if anyone has heard the newish Goldring Elite MC cartridge? If so what are your thoughts? I'm looking at the ortofon quintet black, Hana SL or Rega Apheta as other options but had a great Goldring cart a few years ago and this interested me.
    Thanks for any advice
  2. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    What arm/TT? I would recommend the AT33 range BTW
  3. kowalski99

    kowalski99 pfm Member

    Ok thanks. I'm using old Rega equipment, P9, Rega Eos phono stage through Hal and Exon pre and per amps.
  4. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

    FG Fritz Gyger / Line contact need plenty of adjustment VTA/Azimuth etc for best results
    standard on every quality tonearm on the market except Rega
  5. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    I too have often wondered about the Goldring MCs but compared with similar priced MCs from the other big cart makers there doesn't seem to be too much in the way of information out there, and what is is usually quite old or relates to a previous version etc.

    The Eroica and Elite on paper look like cracking carts and have been tempted to pull the trigger quite a few times.
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  6. wd40addict

    wd40addict pfm Member

    Interested why you say newish, the Elite has been around for years. I had one up to about ten years ago, however I would now also vote for an AT33PTG.
  7. RustyB

    RustyB Registered Ginga

    The Eroica LX knows a groove when it sees one, might go nicely with Rega gear.
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  8. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    AT33 PTG is warmer than 0C9, certainly not lean but I have an LP12 so my views are ultimately coloured
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  9. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    I've an Eroica on my Lenco, it's nice.
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  10. FireMoon

    FireMoon pfm Member

    +1 for the Eroica.
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  11. raysablade

    raysablade pfm Member

    +1 for the Eroica.
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  12. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Dont they have a new mc just out?
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  13. Spike

    Spike pfm Member

    I used an Eroica for a number of years, great cartridge.
  14. Arkless Electronics

    Arkless Electronics Trade: Amp design and repairs.

    I used to regularly hear an Excel GS at a mates and was impressed... IIRC it cost a fortune new... like £560 ish in 1991!
  15. kowalski99

    kowalski99 pfm Member

    They have just launched the Ethos at £895. I could just about afford one if I can the summer holiday ;)
  16. Nic Robinson

    Nic Robinson Moderator

    You're ok. The Daily Express says it's going to be a scorcher so you can get your cart and soak up the sun on staycation!
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  17. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    It's funny how you almost never hear anything about the Goldring MC's. They're seemingly not in vogue like AT, Ortofon etc. Obviously one reason is that they've been unchanged for eons (Eroica and Elite) but the Legacy model came and went without much attention.
  18. daytona600

    daytona600 Registered User

  19. pure sound

    pure sound Trade: manufacturer/distributor

    Can you support that assertion? I recall visiting the factory many years ago & they were certainly making the parts themselves & assembling the MC cartridges at that time.
    sq225917 likes this.
  20. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    I know the new-ish 21xx MI range is made by Nagaoka but that’s not MC. Don’t know which should be made by AT? Clearaudio MM’s may be based on AT internals.

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