Goldring Eroica HX High Output Moving Coil Cartridge
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Goldring Eroica HX High Output Moving Coil Cartridge

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Goldring Eroica HX High Output Moving Coil Cartridge

New, pure-iron cross-armature design for correct impendence matching
Ultra-fine, enamelled-copper windings for higher output and low crosstalk
Equipped with Gyger II diamond stylus that can trace frequencies as high as 50kHz without distortion
Housing made from lightweight Pocan® composite material, chosen for its anti-colouration properties

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.)

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Nicely balanced, lie nose cartridge.
06 May 2023  | 

I have often reflected that really good audio is actually quite unobtrusive. If it sounds remarkable to you, it's probably not reproducing audio correctly.

This cartridge is a great example of that - it just produces the music in a very relaxed manner, with lots of space around the instruments - and clicks and pops largely disappear into the background. It has to be a pretty bad record for these to become evident. In that regard particularly, it is an improvement over my old 1042 from Goldring.

I'm using this with my Sony ES receiver, an SRM Azure deck using Rega P3 parts and some low end Celeation speakers that I have re-coned. It's a lovely sound. Being the HX variant i can drive it through the MM circuit on the amp, no need to spend half as much again on a phono stage. It is, comparatively, a very cheap way of getting into the MC game.

Of course, you can pay more. You can always pay more. But I am very happy with this cartridge.

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