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Goldring Eroica LX

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OVERVIEW

Goldring Eroica LX

The Eroica LX is a true audiophile moving-coil cartridge featuring the famous Gyger II diamond stylus profile. A nude, fine-line elliptical type with a 6 µm lesser radius, it gives smooth, extended highs, low distortion and reproduces a highly detailed and dynamic sound. To take proper advantage of this, the pick-up coils are hand-wound on a pure iron armature and suspended in a magnetic circuit of advanced design featuring low mass and powerful rare earth magnets. The low output Eroica LX offers an exceptionally high standard of performance and reliability and must be used with an amplifier which features a dedicated moving coil phono input.

FEATURES

Efficient Magnetic Circuit

The Eroica uses a neodymium (NdFeB), rare-earth, permanent magnet; the strongest type commercially available. This gives us the opportunity to shorten the magnetic circuit in the cartridge and still achieve the required field strength in the pole shoe gap. In this way the overall mass of the cartridge has been reduced to help improve trackability and make it compatible with a wider range of tonearms.

Low Mass Pocan® Body

The Eroica uses a strong one piece body which holds the fixed parts securely in place. Made from a special type of ultra-rigid, glass reinforced polyester called Pocan®, the body can be tightly bolted to the head shell for maximum efficiency and optimum sound quality. Because Pocan® has a high strength-to-mass ratio, the overall mass of the Elite is kept below 6.0 g.

Expert Adjustment

Each Eroica cartridge is hand-built and then individually adjusted for azimuth and compliance by our experts. The correct setting of stylus azimuth (or horizontal tracking angle) is essential for the maintenance of a proper stereo sound stage. Badly adjusted azimuth can cause uneven channel balance and increased crosstalk between channels which would severely degrade the stereo image. Correct compliance ensures that the cartridge has an even frequency response within the specified limits and will be compatible with all low to medium-mass tonearms.

SPECIFICATIONS
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 22 kHz ± 2 dB
Channel Balance
within 1 dB  @ 1 kHz
Channel Separation
better than 25 dB @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity
0.5 mV ± 1dB, 1kHz @ 5 m/s
Static Compliance
18 mm/N
Equivalent tip mass
0.35 mg
Vertical Tracking Angle
24 °
Stylus Radius
Gyger II
Stylus Type
Non-Replaceable
Load Resistance
100
Load Capacitance
100 - 1000 pF
Internal Inductance
12 µH
Internal Resistance
8
Cartridge Mass
5.5 g
Cartridge Mass (inc fixings)
6.6 g
Fixing Centre
0.5 " (12.7 mm)
Playing Weight
1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)
REVIEWS

Customer Reviews

Brilliant!
I am a long time fan of Goldring carts on my Rega TT. I think the British synergy sings. After moving through the MM line, I am now using the Eroica and while I've tried several other MC carts, I keep coming back to the Eroica as my reference so far. I'm not one to spend thousands on a cart so for my money, Goldring and the Eroica are hard to beat!
Review By: bozemac
Superb at the price
I used one on a Systemdek Reference and on a Linn LP12. It is light but excellent detail retrieval, clarity and composure. Its weakness is a lack of realistic timbre but this is in comparison to a Koetsu Black, Ortofon Jubilee and Cartridgeman Classic all of which are at least twice the price and in the case of the Koetsu now over £2k.

I haven't used a cartridge this good at the price and it is completely underrated. A lot of the Goldring MM's are justly rated highly but this one seems to have slipped under the radar.

If you want to dip your toe in to the wild world of moving coils and your phono stage is good enough this is worth a try.
Review By: F pace

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