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  • Model: Goldring | Ethos
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5kg

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
Sensitivity 0.5 mV ▒ 1 dB @ 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 ÁH
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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