Pickup 2500 Gold Ring

Sonically the gold ring of 2500 (360 euros) showed something more powerful than his brother, 1042 (8/01) and open in the heights as well as fine in the bass.

  1. Pickup 2500 gold ring
  2. Data sheet

The 2500 is designed for MM inputs, but not a high-output MC or a MM system. He belongs to the rare species of the moving iron pickup (MI). Both coil and magnet in the body are firmly installed in this form of construction. On the cantilever, is a piece of metal and is moved by the movement of the grooves in the magnetic circuit, what changed, this leads to an induction in the coil and thus a signal voltage.

Soar because new 2000s family and the generator are changed, you now can no longer as in the 1000 series (12/00 & 8/01) also the housing just through needle exchange. A 2-D Diamond needle and bobbin polepieces of the magnetically very efficient supermalloy boasts a metal mounting plate has threaded, the 2500.

Sonically, he showed himself in the bass slightly punchier as his brother 1042 (8/01) and open in the heights as well as fine. The 1042, however, countered with more central and more expression in votes because their accents were differentiated. Playing the room which offered 2500 not the corporeal image of 1042 though, but he showed a wider and deeper view, which resulted in a tie.

Gold Ring 2500

Manufacturer Gold Ring
Price €360.00
Rating 47.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Measured values
Output voltage 8 cm / s 7.10 mV
System impedance 822,0 ohm / 735mH
Depth scanning ability 315 110 µm
Recommended tracking force 20 mN
High-frequency distortion 0.13%
Deep resonance in the 13-g-arm 7.0 Hz
System weight 8.6 g
Tonearm weight class medium
Short conclusion
Sound Top-class
Sound points
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Measured values
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Overall rating (maximum 120 good 69 points
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 4 / 10