Goldring E3 Moving Magnet Cartridge

Keiko
Keiko Posts: 764
edited October 2022 in Electronics
Aloha, I'm Keiko and I'm a cartridge-holic!

Seriously. I am! In the past 6mos. I've ordered me 4 cartridges for my Technics SL-1210M5G. The latest, as mentioned in the title, the Goldring E3. Heard a lot of positive reviews on this one and when I found a dealer out of Denmark that could save me 86.00 off the regular etail price of 189.00 here in the States, I had to snag one.

Right out of the box this cartridge sounds pretty good. Punchy, detailed, yet warm. Much warmer than my regular flavor cartridge, the Dynavector 10x5 HOMC. I could easily live with this one, I think and getting it for only 103.00 + 5.00 shipping, I'm very pleased with it.

I've read really good reviews on Goldring cartridges and I'm already looking at some in the 1000 series.

Happy spinning,

M ;)

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  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
    Don’t hear much about Goldring cartridges these days. Thanks for the sonic impressions.
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  • SCompRacer
    SCompRacer Posts: 8,316
    I knew you were a spinner! :D Congrats!

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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,952
    I like Goldring carts
  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 5,393
    dromunds wrote: »
    I like Goldring carts

    Probably not the MM versions though.
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  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,952
    Yeah, actually I even have a 1012GX that I like
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
    audioluvr wrote: »
    dromunds wrote: »
    I like Goldring carts

    Probably not the MM versions though.

    Why not?
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
    Been a couple weeks now and I'd say the E3 is just about broken in. I tell ya fellas, this little cartridge has impressed me quite a bit. To a point that I believe it can compete easily with my higher end moving coil cartridges. Keiko's diggin' it! :)
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
    BTW, if anyone's interested in trying this little gem and wants to save some scratch in the process, here's the dealer/link I purchased mine from. Not affiliated with this etailer at all except that I've purchased from them a couple other times. Customer service is top shelf IMO and they ship fast. For example, when I ordered the E3, I had it delivered 6 days later, in Hawaii all the way from Denmark. Shipping cost was a measly 5 bucks. This one's a no brainer if you're in the market for a new cartridge or just want to check out a different flavor from what you have now.

    https://www.dacapoaudio.com/4418-GL0058.html

    Cheers!
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
    dromunds wrote: »
    Yeah, actually I even have a 1012GX that I like

    I've gotten interested in that cartridge and the Goldring 1006. I'd like to hear your thoughts about it. I've been researching a bit on the Gyger II stylus that the 1012GX uses and trying to gather up more info before I decide on the 1012 or 1006. DaCapo Audio has some really decent prices on these compared to what they etail for here in the States.

    Thanks!

    https://www.dacapoaudio.com/58-goldring-cartridges

  • dromunds
    dromunds Posts: 9,952
    I think I’m going to put the Goldring on my current table and compare it to other carts. The Goldring is currently on a wooden arm on a Thorens TD-160 and I haven’t used it for awhile. It’s a good cartridge and as you point out I also like the ability that it has to upgrade the stylus. But I’d like to put it up against some other carts head to head and get back to you.
  • Keiko
    Keiko Posts: 764
    dromunds wrote: »
    I think I’m going to put the Goldring on my current table and compare it to other carts. The Goldring is currently on a wooden arm on a Thorens TD-160 and I haven’t used it for awhile. It’s a good cartridge and as you point out I also like the ability that it has to upgrade the stylus. But I’d like to put it up against some other carts head to head and get back to you.

    Cool! Keep me posted. :)