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VPI Goldy MC Cartridge

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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.

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 the 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")