This is a London Gold not Super Gold Audiogon would not let me list it that way
Lightly used London Gold cartridge (About 50 Hours) I purchased this new and used it while i was waiting for a rebuild on my Grace f9 Ruby. it is a very engaging sounding cartridge very dynamic. It was not the best fit for my linn sondek with Ittok arm so it is for sale. USA sales only.
London cartridges are absolutely unique in both concept and performance. The value for money is outrageous (in the best possible way) as they put most high end cartridges to shame in so many critical areas. The most immediate impression given is of fabulous live feel to music - in other words, notes start with lightening speed and decay with precision - just as they should - this makes the average cartridge sound almost glacial in its presentation. Those with slight hearing loss do not always notice speed so this may not be important to some folks. The next outstanding characteristic is huge dynamic range - this makes the music so much more listenable at low volumes that it is simply staggering. At normal levels it makes for an exciting and highly entertaining experience. However this is just the beginning - the London cartridges have it all - in spades. Tonal accuracy, delicacy, seperation and imaging.
The Gold uses a nude, polished, grain-oriented elliptical stylus, with the same generator and similar housing of the Super Gold. We estimate the Gold cartridge provides 80% to 85% of the state-of-the-art musical realism provided by the Jubilee. Frequency range: 20Hz to 40 kHz.
- Stylus: nude elliptical
- Output: 5mV
- VTF: 1.8g
- Weight: 6.7g
- Output impedance: 2k ohms
- Dynamic compliance: 15x10-6cm/Dyne
- Load impedance: 47k ohms