Goldring 2500 Moving Magnet Phono Cartridge
For use on the finest turntables, where a high output moving magnet cartridge is required. The Goldring 2500 has a tapered cantilever with 2 SD diamond giving it a smooth but detailed sound, while the metal body delivers fine bass definition. The Goldring 2500 moving magnet phono 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.
A Taste of the High End at a Very Reasonable Price!
Goldring cartridges have always been great values, the new 2000 series simply takes that philosophy to a new level with the 2500. The 2500 features a new 2SD stylus on a tapered cantilever for impeccable resolution and exceptional tracking. The new non-resonant metal chassis keeps noise and vibration to a minimum giving the Goldring 2500 excellent dynamic range.
The overall sonic characteristic of the 2500 warm and rich, yet livelier than previous designs. Resolution is greatly increased without sacrificing musicality, the 2500 is a great upgrade for virtually any turntable.
Goldring 2000 Series Phono Cartridges
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.
How to replace your cartridge and set up your turntable
Put the cartridge up to the headshell and gently tighten the screws into the holes.
Then use the Allen key to tighten (but not over-tighten) the cartridge into place. To prevent damage, be careful not to knock the stylus guard or stylus.
Then connect the wires from the back of the tone arm to the coloured connecting pins at the rear of the cartridge. Each wire is colour coded (red, white, green, blue). It is best to use tweezers or a pair of small pliers to connect them.
As they are very delicate, it is best to grab the wire by the connector to prevent damage. Ensure the wires are connected properly.
The next stage is correctly aligning the cartridge to the protractor. Gently put the stylus of the cartridge on to the crossover point of the protractor.
Holding the cartridge off the protractor, use the Allen key to gently loosen the screws. Once loosened you need to rotate the cartridge so that it is parallel with the lines on the protractor. When you are happy that they are parallel, you need to re-tighten the screws.
When tightened, place the stylus back on the protractor to confirm it still lines up.
Use the second chart to check that everything is parallel in both positions. When you are happy, ensure the screws are tight enough (but not too tight). Your cartridge is now correctly aligned.