goldring 1042 cartridge

Goldring 1042 Cartridge


The Goldring 1042 cartridge is for the audiophile who demands the ultimate sonic performance from their system, together with the convenience of a user replaceable stylus. The extended groove contact of its Gyger-S diamond gives the 1042 unsurpassed resolution of the fine groove modulations, producing an exceptionally detailed, smooth and musical sound.

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Product Description

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 3dB
Channel Balance within 2dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation better than 25dB @ 1kHz
Sensitivity 6.5mV +/-1.5dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance 20 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz 10 mm/N
Equivalent tip mass 0.45 mg
Vertical Tracking Angle 24 °
Stylus Radius Gyger S
Stylus Type Replaceable
Load Resistance 47 kΩ
Load Capacitance 150-200pF
Internal Inductance 570 mH
Internal Resistance 660 Ω
Cartridge Mass 6.3 g
Cartridge Mass (inc. fixings) 7.6 g
Fixing Centre 0.5″ (12.7 mm)
Playing Weight 1.5 – 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)

Delivery Info

This item comes with free delivery within Singapore


The sound is more agile, better timed and more articulate than we expect at this price. The tonal balance is convincing but it’s the timing, and sense of light and shade, that make the music dramatically more involving than most rivals manage.

The Goldring reveals the intensity of the music without the thinness that often accompanies it. There’s plenty of punch in its detailed, taut and engrossing rendition of this music.

The Goldring 1042 is a very good cartridge indeed, and makes the most of any recording. Very revealing, great timing & quiet backgrounds.

It’s a little fiddly to install but well worth the effort if great musical entertainment is your goal.

What HiFi (April 21, 2017)


With the right tools for the job the Goldring 1042 can effortlessly fit into your existing set up. In general the 1042 has a nice smooth ‘traditional’ sonic body that is very rich and pleasing to the ears, and whilst it doesn’t have an exceptionally tight attack, it still has an exciting personality that can suit a huge variety of music genres, turntables, and preamps. Here at The Pro Audio Web Blog we have been excited by the Goldring 1042’s presence, and warmly recommend it to all. For a cartridge that is as highly diverse as the 1042 is, we can only award it with our highest five star rating. (September 16, 2013)


The sound reproduced by the Goldring G1042 is deliciously detailed… indeed, the whole tonal balance is spot-on and instrumental tones are rendered very convincing. The soundstaging is glorious.


One of the best MMs at the price with strain less delivery.’

Hi-Fi World magazine