Goldring 2200 Cartridge


The 2200 features a bonded elliptical diamond stylus and alumite cantilever which offers higher definition and improved transient response when compared to a conventional cantilever and spherical stylus. The 2000 Series are made in Japan.

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All Goldring 2000 series cartridges feature Moving Iron technology. This lends them the high levels of detail associated with more expensive moving coil designs whilst retaining the convenience of a replaceable stylus and high output associated with moving magnet types. The cartridge employs a fixed samarium cobolt magnet and high output coil combination so that a very light iron/nickel cantilever end-piece can be used instead of the much heavier permanent magnet used in conventional designs. This reduces the moving mass allowing the stylus to trace the record groove more faithfully. Because of their high output, Goldring 2000 series cartridges should be used with the standard moving magnet phono input of an integrated amplifier.

Technical Specifications

Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20kHz +/- 3 dB
Channel Balance within 2dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation better than 20dB @ 1kHz
Sensitivity 6.5mV±1.5dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance 35 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz 16 mm/N
Vertical Tracking Angle 24°
Stylus Radius Bonded Elliptical 0.0007"x 0.0003"
Stylus Type Replaceable
Cantilever Alumite
Load Resistance 47 kΩ
Load Capacitance 100-200pF
Internal Inductance 680 mH
Internal Resistance 550 Ω
Cartridge Mass 7.4 g
Cartridge Mass (inc fixing screws) 8.6 g
Fixing Centre 12.7 mm (0.5")
Playing Weight 1.5 – 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)