Goldring Ethos MC Cartridge

Goldring is starting to ship its new Ethos moving coil cartridge; a top-of-the-range cartridge with outstanding sound reproduction capabilities, designed and hand-built in the United Kingdom. Measurements and listening tests show that the design of Ethos has achieved new heights of performance both on paper and in practice. The use of a top quality Vital line-contact diamond stylus gives Ethos an exemplary ability to retrieve every last ounce of detail from the record groove; the high channel separation reproduces an exceptionally accurate and realistic stereo sound stage; at the same time the enhanced trackability and absence of colouration delivers undiluted enjoyment of the music

Inside the Ethos

At the heart of the Ethos cartridge is Goldring’s hand-built GOL-1 moving-coil generator. Developed in the heyday of vinyl, it takes advantage of a lower coil inductance and reduced effective mass when compared to traditional moving magnet types to give a smooth, extended frequency response with enhanced trackability.

For Ethos, we have carefully improved numerous aspects of its design and assembly to further enhance its world class reputation. With modern set-up and test equipment at their disposal, our highly skilled UK based assembly team are able to precisely build and individually adjust each cartridge so that it is capable of retrieving every last detail from the record groove.

The result is that one becomes simply immersed in the musical experience… and that’s our whole Ethos

Goldring Ethos MC cartridge

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Goldring Ethos MC Cartridge

Goldring is starting to ship its new Ethos moving coil cartridge; a top-of-the-range cartridge with outstanding sound reproduction capabilities, designed and hand-built in the United Kingdom. Measurements and listening tests show that the design of Ethos has achieved new heights of performance both on paper and in practice. The use of a top quality Vital line-contact diamond stylus gives Ethos an exemplary ability to retrieve every last ounce of detail from the record groove; the high channel separation reproduces an exceptionally accurate and realistic stereo sound stage; at the same time the enhanced trackability and absence of colouration delivers undiluted enjoyment of the music

Inside the Ethos

At the heart of the Ethos cartridge is Goldring’s hand-built GOL-1 moving-coil generator. Developed in the heyday of vinyl, it takes advantage of a lower coil inductance and reduced effective mass when compared to traditional moving magnet types to give a smooth, extended frequency response with enhanced trackability.

For Ethos, we have carefully improved numerous aspects of its design and assembly to further enhance its world class reputation. With modern set-up and test equipment at their disposal, our highly skilled UK based assembly team are able to precisely build and individually adjust each cartridge so that it is capable of retrieving every last detail from the record groove.

The result is that one becomes simply immersed in the musical experience… and that’s our whole Ethos

Colour Silver
Cartridge type Moving coil
Stylus profile Vital line-contact
Stylus radius 8 x 35 μm (0.3 x 1.4 mil)
Cantilever Aluminium alloy
Coil wire Oxygen free copper
Coil windings 32 per channel
Armature type Low mass cross shape
Magnet Neodymium
Generator model GOL-1
Body material Aircraft aluminium
Replacement stylus Factory replaceable
Frequency range 10 Hz - 32 kHz
Frequency response ± 2 dB (35 Hz - 18 kHz)
Channel balance <1 dB at 1 kHz
Channel separation >30 dB at 1 kHz
Sensitivity 0.5 mV ± 1 dB at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s (rms)
Static compliance 25 mm/N
Dynamic compliance 15 mm/N
Vertical tracking angle 20°
Load resistance 100 Ω
Load capacitance 100 - 1000 pF
Internal inductance 7.5 μH typical
Internal resistance 4 Ω typical
Cartridge mass 7.7 g
Total mass (incl. fixings) 8.5 g
Fixing centres 12.7 mm (0.5 in)
Playing weight 1.5 - 2.0 g (1.75 g)
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  • Goldring Ethos MC Cartridge
  • User Manual
  • Install Instructions
  • Install tool
  • Warranty card

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Goldring Ethos MC

Goldring Ethos MC cartridge

£999.00 £949.00

Goldring Ethos MC cartridge

£999.00 £949.00

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