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Goldring 2400 Line Contact Moving Iron Cartridge
All Goldring 2000 series cartridges feature low mass Moving Iron technology. This lends them the high levels of detail associated with more expensive moving coil designs whilst retaining the convenience of a user replaceable stylus and high output associated with normal moving magnet cartridges. The cartridge employs a fixed samarium cobolt magnet and high output coil combination so that a very light iron/nickel cantilever end-piece can be used instead of the much heavier permanent magnet used in conventional designs. This reduces the moving mass allowing the stylus to trace the record groove more faithfully. Because of their high output, Goldring 2000 series cartridges should be used with the standard moving magnet phono input of an integrated amplifier.
Increased resolution is gained for this cartridge by the use of a low-mass, "Vital" shank, nude diamond stylus and tapered aluminum cantilever. 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, enabling the accurate retrieval of even the highest frequencies in the recording. The stiff aluminium cantilever resists the establishment of unwanted resonances which are unable to propagate towards the generator due to its tapered shape. The 2400 has a low-resonance aluminium body providing a rigid connection to the tonearm, which improves bass power and clarity .
The 2400 features a high pressure, die-cast aluminium body shell which has been selected for its superior ability to quickly transmit unwanted resonances away from the generator and into the tonearm. A properly designed tonearm will dissipate energy transmitted into it by the cartridge body and effectively “ground” it due to its construction and quality bearing