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Goldring Ethos (MC CARTRIDGE)

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Goldring Ethos

Ethos is a truly high-end cartridge featuring a vital-shank, nude-diamond stylus. This polyhedral, line-contact profile was chosen because it has a very low tip-mass and a large contact area whilst being very narrow from front to back; even enabling the undistorted retrieval of ultrasonic frequencies in a recording. In order to properly process this information, at the heart of the Ethos cartridge is Goldring’s hand-built GOL-1 moving-coil generator. Featuring a hand-wound cross-shaped, soft-iron armature and married to a low resonance aircraft aluminium chassis, each one is precision tuned by our expert craftsmen to achieve our best ever level of performance. The result is that one becomes simply immersed in the musical experience …and that’s our whole Ethos.


Stylus profile: Vital line-contact
Cantilever: Aluminium alloy
Replacement stylus: Factory replaceable
Frequency range
10 Hz – 32 kHz
Frequency response
± 2 dB (35 Hz – 20 kHz)
Channel balance
<1 dB at 1 kHz
Channel separation
>30 dB at 1 kHz
0.5 mV ± 1 dB @ 1 kHz, 5 cm/s (rms)
Static compliance
25 mm/N
Dynamic compliance
15 mm/N
Vertical tracking angle
Load resistance
100 Ω
Load capacitance
100 – 1000 pF
Internal inductance
7.5 µH
Internal resistance
4 Ω
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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