Goldring G1012GX Moving Magnet Cartridge

BH #GOG1012GX • MFR #G1012GX
Goldring G1012GX Moving Magnet Cartridge
Key Features
  • Gyger II Nude Stylus
  • Fine-Line Elliptical Stylus Design
  • 20 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Works with Various Tonearms & Turntables
Enjoy extended high-frequency reproduction with low distortion and detailed, dynamic sound when you replace your turntable cartridge with the Goldring G1012GX Moving Magnet Cartridge. It uses a Gyger II fine-line elliptical diamond stylus and features tip polishing designed to enhance tracking ability and reduce record wear. As an added convenience, the stylus is user replaceable.
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Goldring G1012GX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Low-Mass Pocan Body
  • 3Efficient Magnetic Circuit
  • 4Reduced Moving Mass
  • 5Factory Adjustment
  • 6Additional Features

Enjoy extended high-frequency reproduction with low distortion and detailed, dynamic sound when you replace your turntable cartridge with the Goldring G1012GX Moving Magnet Cartridge. It uses a Gyger II fine-line elliptical diamond stylus and features tip polishing designed to enhance tracking ability and reduce record wear. As an added convenience, the stylus is user replaceable.

Low-Mass Pocan Body

The 1000 series uses a one-piece body designed for strength to hold the fixed parts securely in place. Made from a glass-reinforced polyester called Pocan, the body can be tightly bolted to the headshell for enhanced efficiency and sound quality. The user-replaceable stylus carrier is engineered to slot tightly into the body with a locating pin helping to prevent unwanted vibrations that could otherwise color the sound. A mu-metal can help shield the generator ports from hum-inducing stray magnetic fields. Because Pocan has a high-strength-to-mass ratio, the overall mass of the 1000 series cartridges is kept below 6.5 g. Along with moderate compliance, this helps keep the natural arm/cartridge within safe limits for easy matching to a variety of tonearms.

Efficient Magnetic Circuit

Mu-metal is laminated and finely etched to form the pole pieces, around which are fitted two formerless coils of 4000 turns each. This design helps reduce mass and provide an efficient magnetic circuit for high output. This construction is also designed to reduce the loss at high frequencies for a smooth, extended frequency response.

Reduced Moving Mass

The 1000 series uses an Alnico V magnet designed to be low-mass and for enhanced tolerance. Welded to the magnet is a gold plated nickel tie-bar, which provides a ground path for vinyl static charge buildup and stabilizes the cantilever from unwanted vibrational modes. The whole assembly is then mounted in a butyl rubber polymer engineered for augmented damping characteristics.

Factory Adjustment

The correct setting of stylus azimuth, or horizontal tracking angle, is essential to maintain a proper stereo soundstage. This is not usually a user-adjustable parameter, so it is vital that the cartridge leaves the factory with the azimuth precisely set. A badly adjusted azimuth can cause uneven channel balance and increased crosstalk between channels, which would degrade the stereo image.

Additional Features

  • Small stylus radius designed to provide smooth, extended highs with low distortion and detailed, dynamic sound
  • Tip polishing designed to ensure enhanced tracking ability and reduced record wear
  • Large contact area means that stylus and record wear are reduced

Goldring G1012GX Specs

Frequency Response20 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB)
Channel BalanceWithin 2 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Separation @ 1 kHz>25 dB
Sensitivity6.5 mV ±1.5 dB, 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance20 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance10 mm/N @ 10 Hz
Equivalent Tip Mass0.45 mg
Vertical Tracking Angle24°
Load Impedance47 Kilohms
Load Capacitance150 to 200 pF
Internal Inductance570 mH
Internal Resistance660 Ohms
Fixing Center0.5" / 12.7 mm
Stylus RadiusGyger II (6 µm)
ShapeStylus: Ellptical
Replacement Stylus1012GX - D12GX
DimensionsNot Specified by Manufacturer
WeightStylus: 6.3 g
Playing: 1.5 to 2 g (1.7 g Nominal)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.16 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)2.4 x 2.4 x 2.4"
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