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Today I did something inspired by Graham's excellent blogs on the challenges around MC cartridges'  suscepibility to RFI and how this affects the preamp. I dug out my old Goldring 1042 moving magnet cartridge (body from mid-nineties) which recently received a new stylus.

I noticed a potential problem straight away around the lack of captive nuts/thread and higher efefctive length/linear offset. My SME arm has a fixed mounting distance based on 9.5mm cartidge length (stylus to mounting screws) and the 1042 seems to be much longer at 12.7mm I think. So I carefully drilled a new pair of holes in the cartridge nearer to the front and got the distance down to about 10mm. Two short bolts and a dab of superglue have made the mounting much easier as I can push them through the SME headshell's hole and spin hex nuts on easily.

The music sounded very good which is partly the 1042 cartridge, mostly the high quality tonearm and turntable and the excellent Accession preamp. The cart is on there now and I have enjoyed a number of albums today. The Phoenix has been carefully boxed up and kept safely for when I fancy a change, it's stylus still looks good under the microscope (250x with LED side lighting like the classic Shure design).

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote morris_minor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Nov 2017 at 8:55am
I had a 1042 on my GyroSE/Tecnoarm a while back. It sounded very, very good . . . 

I've a feeling this may be getting overlooked recently, especially with Ortofon's 2M series on the go. But all the Goldring 10xx series are good performers at their price points.
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Agreed. I bought a 1006, later put a 1042 stylus on it and frankly wore it out! I put the cheaper 1012 stylus on which was more lively. Better now with 1042 but it may be the gear I have now! A 1990's cart and VG VFM.
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