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Goldring 1042 Cartridge

The 1042 is a record cartridge for the audiophile who demands the ultimate sonic performance from their system, together with the convenience of a user replacable 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.
Replacement styli: 1042 - D42 stylus


Specifications


Frequency Response20Hz-20kHz±3dB
Channel Balance2dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation25dB @ 1kHz
Sensitivity6.5mV±1.5dB, 1kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance24mm/N lat., 16mm/N vert
Equivalent tip mass0.45 mg
Vertical Tracking Angle24°
Stylus RadiusGyger S
Stylus TypeReplaceable
Load Resistance47,000 Ohm
Load Capacitance150-200pF
Internal Inductance570 mH
Internal Resistance660 Ohm
Cartridge Weight6.3g
Fixing Centre0.5" (12.7mm)
Playing Weight1.5-2.0g (1.7g nom.)

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How to replace your cartridge and set up your turntable




Step 1
Put the cartridge up to the headshell and gently tighten the screws into the holes.

Step 2
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

Step 3
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.

Step 4
As they are very delicate, it is best to grab the wire by the connector to prevent damage. Ensure the wires are connected properly.

Step 5
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.

Step 6
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.

Step 7
When tightened, place the stylus back on the protractor to confirm it still lines up.

Step 8
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.