This Goldring E2 MM cartridge is the mid-range phono cartridge offered by the Anglo-Saxon manufacturer. Even though it is manufactured under technical specifications in Japan, the Goldring E2 MM cartridge fully respects the philosophy of Goldring.
Goldring E2: features
The 3 Goldring cartridges of the “E” range are equipped with the “Magnetic Duplex Technology™”.
The generator receives a double magnet (one per channel) which makes it possible to obtain a better channel separation, a better soundstage and dynamics.
The Goldring E2 is manufactured with an aluminium fiber reinforced cantilever combined with a glued spherical stylus (0.6 mil). It makes it possible to obtain surprising results on the majority of entry level vinyl turntables.
Goldring E2: compatibility
The Goldring E2 has been optimized to be compatible with tonearms models with medium effective mass that are found on the majority of “vintage” vinyl turntables and entry level turntables.
Goldring E2: adjustment
Micro adjustments can be made during the manufacturing of the MM cartridges of the “E” range.
This is made possible by using an adjusting screw. This allows to safely install the cartridge on any standard vinyl turntable because the angle (azimuth) that the stylus makes with the surface of the vinyl disc has been preset.
The result is an optimized balance between the channels, with 0 degree of adjustment.
The assembly is simplified by brass threaded inserts which receive the screws.
Goldring E2: listening and review
The “E” range is designed to accurately reproduce the original recording, while maintaining the nuances and dynamics.
The dynamics and transparency are superior to the Goldring E1 MM cartridge.
This Goldring E2 MM cartridge makes it possible to update and optimize vintage turntables or entry level turntables, without spending an unreasonable amount of money. The musicality and performance are present.
This Goldring E2 MM cartridge is certainly one of the best choices in this range! In addition, the Goldring E2 MM cartridge can be upgraded by adding on a Goldring E3 stylus. Franck
Stylus radius: 0.6 mil
Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Channel balance: 1.5 dB at 1 kHz
Channel separation: > 20 dB at 1 kHz
Output : 3.5 mV (1 kHz at 5 cm per second)
Compliance: 20 mm/N
Load resistance: 47 kOhm
Load capacitance: 100 - 200 pF
Internal inductance: 400 mH
Internal resistance: 410 Ohm
Tracking force: 1.5 g – 2.5 g
Recommended tracking force: 2.0 g
Weight: 6.9 g
Compatible styli: Goldring E1, E2, and E3 styli