Works with moving magnet inputs
Eroica HX manages to combine thrillingly accomplished performance with unheard-of ease of use thanks to Goldring’s engineering know-how. By using numerous ultra-fine enamelled-copper windings - so fine they literally float - Eroica HX has output sufficient to work with moving magnet phono inputs without compromising the low crosstalk that moving coil designs are prized for.
Pure-iron cross-armature design
By deploying a new pure-iron cross-armature, the copper windings have a permeable path for the parallel magnetic field in which to operate, resulting in greater output and correct impedance matching. In addition, the cross-shape design can separate left and right stereo channels far more effectively than the moving magnet alternative.
Gyger II diamond stylus
Eroica HX’s Gyger II diamond stylus has a tiny five micron playing radius, which means it can trace frequencies as high as 50kHz without distortion, and thanks to the cross-armature’s low mass it can react to musical transients with absolute precision.
Light but rigid Pocan® housing
This is, unsurprisingly, a delicate mechanism. So Goldring has ensured it’s fully protected by enclosing it in a light, rigid and attractive housing formed from Pocan®. As well as the benefits of its light weight and stiffness, Pocan® has no input into the sound the cartridge makes.
Compatible with all tonearm designs
Eroica HX is compatible with virtually all tonearms, no matter if they’re straight, S-shaped or J-shaped, and no matter if they’re made from aluminium or carbon-fibre. Its standard size fitment means it can be mounted using standard fixings, from above or below the headshell.
Frequency Response 20 Hz – 20 kHz ± 3 dB
Frequency Range 10 Hz – 50 kHz
Channel Balance within 1 dB @ 1 kHz
Channel Separation better than 25 dB @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity 2.5 mV ± 1 dB, 1 kHz @ 5 cm/sec
Static Compliance 25 mm/N
Trackability 85 um (@ 315 Hz)
Equivalent tip mass 0.4 mg
Vertical Tracking Angle 22 °
Stylus Radius Gyger II
Stylus Type Non-Replaceable (re-tip service available)
Load Resistance 47 kΩ
Load Capacitance 100 – 500 pF
Internal Inductance 0.13 mH
Internal Resistance 35 Ω
Cartridge Mass 5.2 g
Cartridge Mass (inc. fixings) 6.6 g
Fixing Centre 0.5 " (12.7 mm)
Playing Weight 1.5 - 2.0 g (1.75 g nom.)