Brand: Goldring


Goldring Legacy MC Cartridge 0.25mV

Availability: Discontinued
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To ensure a cartridge reproduces an accurate transcription of the record groove, the cartridge components must be rigidly mountedto the tonearm, whilst simultaneously allowing the tiniest movements of the diamond stylus to be transmitted, via the cantilever, tothe sensing coils. The Legacy boasts an ultra low resonance magnesium metal body which is both very light and extremely strong.For convenience and rigidity, it has threaded inserts allowing the cartridge to be easily mounted and accurately aligned into theheadshell. The stylus is a very low mass 'Vital' fine line diamond, which is highly polished and gives extremely low distortion. Tomaintain rigidity, this is attached to a hard alloy cantilever which transfers the maximum level of detail from the diamond to thecoils; the latter are hand wound using only the highest purity copper. To achieve the optimum compliance required to deliver asmooth, extended frequency response, the stylus damper is formed from a bespoke rubber mixture. Lastly, a precision, rare earth,Neodymium iron boron magnet helps deliver outstanding dynamics.

Transducer Characteristics:
Frequency response: 20Hz - 22kHz +/-3dB
Channel balance: 1dB max. at 1kHz
Channel separation: 25dB min. at 1kHz
Sensitivity: 0.25mV ± 1dB @ 1kHz
Static compliance: 16mm/N Vertical tracking angle: 20°
Stylus radius: Vital fine line
Stylus type: Non-replaceable

Electrical Characteristics:
Load resistance: 100Ohm
Load capacitance: 100 - 1000pF Internal inductance: 3 µH
Internal resistance: 7ohms

Mechanical Characteristics:
Cartridge weight: 8g
Fixing centres: 0.5in (12.7mm)
Playing weight: 1.5g - 2.Og (1.75g nom)

Retip/Exchange Price: N/A
1 year manufacturer warranty

Product Reviews:
"Goldring claims that the Legacy is their finest MC yet, and I agree. Mounted in my Graham Engineering Phantom 2 tonearm, the Legacy was a superb tracker, and it was equally superbly quiet, as it seemed to find previously untouched areas in the grooves of some well-played records. The soundstages it created were expansive, stable, and deep, and instrumental separation was very good. Despite the Legacy's ability to reveal a lot of detail, its overall sound was pleasingly smooth, generally relaxed, and never etched or analytical. In fact, it was a bit warm and mellow on the bottom, but smooth and clean on top." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine, November 2010, pgs. 28-31

"...anyone moving up from a budget cartridge to the Legacy will discover a hitherto unsuspected world of detail lurking in the grooves of long-familiar records, while paying no penalty in terms of mechanical artifice." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine, November 2010, pgs. 28-31

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