Goldring E3 Moving Magnet Cartridge


The Goldring E3 cartridge (violet) also has an aluminium cantilever but benefits from a superior bonded, super-elliptical (0.3 x 0.7 mil) stylus. This gives it superior high frequency groove detail retrieval ability over ordinary elliptical (0.4 x 0.7 mil) or spherical (0.6 mil) styli due to its smaller front to back radius. Its main effect is the reduction of sibilance, especially in high level vocal recordings.


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The Goldring E Series cartridges feature a dual magnet arrangement. Magnetic Duplex Technology uses two low mass magnets which interact only with their partnering pickup coil, angled at 45 ĚŠ to match the cutting head arrangement. This enables the cartridges to more accurately trace the record groove because they precisely emulate the geometry of the cutting head, “making for better stereo separation and a more accurate, involving and musical soundstage”.

Technical Specifications

Colour Violet
Cantilever Aluminium
Stylus profile Elliptical
Stylus radius 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Transducer Characteristics  
Frequency range 20 Hz – 20 kHz
Channel balance 1.5 dB at 1 kHz
Channel separation >20 dB at 1 kHz
Sensitivity 3.5 mV (1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec)
Static compliance 20 mm/N
Vertical tracking angle 208
Electrical Characteristics  
Load resistance 47 kOhm
Load capacitance 100 – 200 pF
Internal inductance 400 mH
Internal resistance 410 Ohm
Mechanical Characteristics  
Cartridge mass 6.9 g
Fixing centres 12.7 mm (0.5 in)
Playing weight 1.5 g – 2.5 g (2.0 g recommended)