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Goldring 2500 Cartridge

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.

The 2500 has a tapered cantilever with 2 SD diamond giving it a smooth but detailed sound, while the metal body delivers fine bass definition.


Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20kHz +/- 3 dB
Channel Balance within 2 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Separationbetter than 20 dB @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity6.5 mV ±1.5 dB, 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance35 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz
16 mm/N
Vertical Tracking Angle24°
Stylus Radius2 SD
Stylus TypeReplaceable
Load Resistance47 kΩ
Load Capacitance100-200 pF
Internal Inductance720 mH
Internal Resistance550 Ω
Cartridge Mass7.4 g
Cartridge Mass (inc. fixing screws)
8.6 g
Fixing Centre0.5" (12.7 mm)
Playing Weight1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g 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.