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VPI Goldy MC Cartridge


Built in Japan by Audio-Technica, Voice by VPI: Goldy Dual Moving-Coil Phono Cartridge Plays with High Separation, Wide Responsiveness, Enticing Presence, and a Natural Midrange

The Goldy is another VPI - Audio Technica partnership product. Using the award winning AT-OC9 series as a base with VPI’s voicing, the Goldy is a line contact stylus on a boron cantilever. The Goldy has the same internal and dampening modifications as the Shyla cartridge in addition to other material changes as well.

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Cartridge Specs:

Body Material: Aluminum

Frequency Response: 20-50,000 Hz

Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°

Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)

Recommended Load Impedance: Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier is connected)

Coil Impedance: 12 ohms (1 kHz)

DC Resistance: 12 ohms

Coil Inductance: 25 mH (1 kHz)

Output: 0.4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

Channel Balance: 0.5 dB (1 kHz)

Stylus Shape: Special Line Contact

Stylus Type: Nude rectangular shank

Stylus Curvature Radius: 1.5 x 0.28 mil

Cantilever: 0.28 mm diameter nude boron

Static Compliance: 22 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Dynamic Compliance: 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)

Wire Used for Coil: PCOCC

Terminal Pins: Brass

Mount: Half-inch

Weight: 7.6 g (0.3 oz)

Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.7 mm (1.01") 

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