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Goldring G1042 Cartridge

Goldring Cartridges

Price: $345.00
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The handbuilt Goldring G1042 cartridge is the top of the line cartridge in the Goldring 1000 series. 

Goldring G 1042 uses the D42 Gyger S stylus with its 6 µm radius nude diamond. This is a revolutionary line-contact stylus type which is shaped to more closely resemble the record cutting head than any previous design.

Mid-range tonality of Goldring G1042 is incredibly accurate and precise with no high frequency sibilance. Tracking ability is fantastic and the extended sidewall contact of the Gyger-S diamond also gives the Goldring 1042 unsurpassed resolution of the fine groove modulations. Goldring G1042 has the detailed and dynamic house-sound combined with an exceptionally detailed, smooth musicality.

The Goldring 1000 series has an almost legendary status for delivering some of the best sounds produced by moving magnet cartridges.

Goldring 1000 series cartridges use a strong one piece body which holds the fixed parts securely in place. The body can be tightly bolted to the head shell for maximum efficiency and optimum sound quality, because it is made from a special type of ultra-rigid, glass reinforced polyester called Pocan.

All styli in the Goldring 1000 series are interchangeable.

DaCapo Audio recommend Goldring G1042 for medium to high mass tonearms and 20 hours of break in period.


Data sheet

Frequency response
20 Hz-20 kHz +/- 3 dB
Static compliance
20 mm/N
Vertical tracking angle
24 °
Dynamic compliance
10 mm/N @ 10 Hz
Channel separation
better than 25 dB @ 1 kHz
Stylus profile
Gyger S
Replacement stylus
1042 - D42
Channel balance
within 2 dB @ 1 kHz
Cartridge mass
(inc. fixings)7.6 g
6.3 g
Stylus Type
Load resistance
47 kΩ
Load capacitance
150-200 pF
Internal resistance
660 Ω
Internal inductance
570 mH
6.5 mV +/-1.5 dB 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Playing weight
1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)
Fixing centre
0.5" (12.7 mm)
Equivalent tip mass
0.45 mg

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