The Goldring Eroica LX cartridge is the British manufacturer's very first MC cartridge. The weight, tracking force and compliance (18) make it compatible with most high-quality tonearms. This low output variant (0.5 mV/100 Ohms) requires an MC phono preamplifier. The Stylus has an extremely complex and precise elliptical profile, 'Gyger II'. It is very similar to the original lathe and, thanks to its shape, it perfectly comes in contact with the groove, enabling amazing tracking and very low surface noise. The aluminium cantilever has a conical design. The stylus/cantilever assembly is fairly light, which makes it very swift.
Goldring has opted for powerful neodymium magnets to reduce the iron content and therefore reduce the overall weight. The cartridge body owes its remarkable stiffness to the use of Pocan (PVC). This material also minimises mechanical energy losses and reduces the weight of the cartridge to 5.5 g. The low weight, combined with its compliance, make it readily compatible with light and medium weight Rega, Pro-Ject and Linn Akito tonearms, to name a few…
The Goldring Eroica LX sound quality is both very neutral and in place. The bass is tight and very well articulated. It boasts very rich and precise timbre. The sound stage is wide and authentic. It focuses on the melodic side of the music and is very detailed and precise. We can also claim that it is very versatile, it did a great job with rock, jazz and classical music. We consider this British beauty a complete success and it is one of our top picks in its category...
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Frequency response: 20 Hz-30 kHz
Channel balance: 1 dB
Channel separation: >25 dB
Stylus type: Gyger II
Load resistance: 100 ohms
Internal inductance: 12 micro H
Internal resistance: 8 ohms
Tracking force: 1.5-2.0g
Recommended tracking force: 1.7g