The Goldring E3 is currently our reference cartridge under $300. It is incredibly well balanced and has a wider frequency response than any competitor at the price. As well, it has a real taste of the audiophile sound of the best $1000 cartridges. Incredibly well defined broad soundstage and very quiet groove noise. Finally, as all the choices we recommend, it has a certain natural magic to it. This cartridge makes music. Very rare to get the hifi technical abilities and the musical enjoyment factor together at this low price.
The Goldring philosophy is to promote the accurate reproduction of the original recording, maintaining the creative nuances, musicality and rhythm the artist intended you to hear. The E Series is designed to capture this experience when used with all medium to high mass tonearms found on the majority of budget to medium priced turntables. This is achieved through the use of our Magnetic Duplex Technology and Goldring Expert Adjustment.
The E3 cartridge, the highest in the range features the same aluminium cantilever as the E2, but benefits from a superior bonded, super-elliptical (0.3 x 0.7 mil) stylus. This gives it superior high frequency groove detail retrieval ability over ordinary elliptical (0.4 x 0.7 mil) or spherical (0.6 mil) styli due to its smaller front to back radius. Its main effect is the reduction of sibilance, especially in high level vocal recordings.
|Stylus radius||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|Frequency range||20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Channel balance||1.5 dB at 1 kHz|
|Channel separation||>20 dB at 1 kHz|
|Sensitivity||3.5 mV (1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec)|
|Static compliance||20 mm/N|
|Vertical tracking angle||208|
|Load resistance||47 kOhm|
|Load capacitance||100 - 200 pF|
|Internal inductance||400 mH|
|Internal resistance||410 Ohm|
|Cartridge mass||6.9 g|
|Fixing centres||12.7 mm (0.5 in)|
|Playing weight||1.5 g - 2.5 g (2.0 g recommended)|