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    For sale - Goldring Excel GS cartridge

    This is a recent purchase from Goldring, who found some NOS parts and made a small batch of the Gyger S - tipped version of the Excel moving coil cartridge. This has around 50 hours of play, and has the following specs:

    Weight 8.5 grams
    Tracking 1.7 grams
    Output 0.5mV
    Static Compliance 16 mm/N

    It is this last spec that means it is better on light/medium mass arms. I had it working on a 12 inch (14 gram effective mass) arm, which was fine, but it was better on a friend's lighter 9 inch. I would recommend arms of less than 12 grams for it, such as SME 5, SME 3009 improved, or even SME series 3, Mission or Hadcock.

    This is a really good cartridge - detailed, dynamic and sweet, and is high value for money imo.

    Selling price 295 incl delivery in UK.



    Last edited by petrat; 23-09-2020 at 17:20.

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    The Gyger S stylus works really well on this, and as I am told a re-tip at Goldring can be had for around 250, future running costs should be extremely reaaonable.

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    Slight price reduction - 275 delivered

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    wow!!
    this is an exceptional cartridge. unbeatable for this relatively low asking.
    You'd have to spend a hell of a lot more to get this level of presentation.

    it's a very fine looker to boot!
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    You have a PM Peter.
    Paul.

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    Provisionally sold, stp.

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    SOLD

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