Goldring E3 MM

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Goldring E3 MM

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”A well-balanced performer that works well across a wide range of music.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ 2021 award-winner.

Magnetic Duplex Technology for enhanced clarity

The Goldring E3 features Magnetic Duplex Technology (MDT) for class-leading sound quality. A ‘dual magnet’ generator assembly accurately traces the record groove providing better stereo separation and a more involving and musical sound.

Precise adjustment
With its special adjustment screw you can make the most precise adjustments to cartridge alignment. The result is optimised channel balance with zero degrees of horizontal tracking adjustment required. This ensures a consistent performance and reduced wear and tear on both the stylus and your records.

Elliptical stylus
Using an elliptical stylus, the range-topping E3 cartridge gets deeper into the groove – in every sense. Elliptical styli have a sharper profile and so go deeper into the record’s groove – meaning greater surface contact. This not only gives you improved sound but also reduced record wear.

Get the best from your records, with the Goldring E3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Superb cartridge This cartridge has a beautiful sound, rich and warm with space between instruments and crystal clear vocals . Vocals are a real strength with the lyrics on some tracks that I had previously had to look up now quite clear. Acoustic instruments have that “ in the same room” sound and even electric instruments have great detail. Bass is clear without being over heavy. My one note of caution is that the needle does not like scratches and jumps more than my previous Ortofon. But for sound quality it really is superb.
Date published: 2021-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An excellent cartridge from all points of view This cartridge was only fitted to my turntable a little over a week ago, but I have lost count of how many of my vinyl favourites I have enjoyed listening to since then - both new and old. The E3 has received excellent reviews from the technical press and many users like myself. All agree it plays well above its price so, anybody looking for a new cartridge need not hesitate in choosing an E3 in my opinion.
Date published: 2021-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goldring Play a Master Stroke. My new Goldring E3 MM. looks so retro. It sounds gorgeous; especially on classical music and violins. Acoustic guitars sound really natural. Lots of space around the soloists and vocalists. Lots of punch and excitement. A great cartridge.
Date published: 2021-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning value for money Still breaking in, but so far sound has vastly improved from old cartridge.
Date published: 2021-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goldring E3 mini review This cartridge was a musical delight from the moment it touched the vinyl on my beloved Systemdek. Bass was very tidily presented. Mids were detailed and easy to follow. Treble was smoother than anticipated and very organised. This all added up to an involving listen at what is an amazingly bargain price. Whatever it is that Goldring do to this cartridge to make it ‘sing’, ‘sing’ it most certainly does! Highly recommended. Used on a Michel counterweight modified Rega RB250 arm, a Systemdek iix with acrylic platter so this certainly is a deck capable of showing what a cartridge sounds like and whether it is any good.
Date published: 2021-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Just what I needed. Good product overall..........
Date published: 2021-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goldring E3 Great sounding cartridge and easy to fit on a new Rega Planar 2. Produces a warm and engaging sound. Excellent service and delivery.
Date published: 2021-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than my stock cartridge. An up grade worth every penny. My Audio technica record deck just loves it. Us too.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible service as always I come to trust richer sounds for all my HIFI equipment, great quality and range of items. I’ve come to realise if they stock it it’s worth buying. Lovely sounding cartridge to add to my project carbon deck, really crisp and detailed sound at all levels, a true all rounder.
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Balanced and Detailed Bought this to replace a damaged Ortofon M2 Red. I found this a hole new sound in detail and balance. The deck is a Project Debut Carbon Esprit SB.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's brought the joy back to my vinyl. From what I've listened to so far, the Goldring E3 MM cartridge has a beautifully balanced musicality. It already makes my ears smile.... And it's not even run-in yet!
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much Better Than My Vintage Pickering Replace my Old Pickering TLE after realizing i couldn't get a replacement stylus. Sounds much better.
Date published: 2021-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vinyl cartridge Really like the vinyl cartridge I bought from richer sounds. Makes my records sound a lot nicer. Thanks
Date published: 2021-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goldring E3 MM cartridge Sounds really good, hearing stuff never I've heard before!
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent upgrade Bought this to replace the stock carbon on my Rega P2. Apparently it takes a couple of days playing to reach it's potential which is nice because it sounds sweet out of the box.It was easy to fit and align and the diffence in bass and treble is very noticable.I would recommend this to any one looking for an inexpensive upgrade from the carbon.
Date published: 2021-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from QUALITY PRODUCT GIVING QUALITY SOUND I purchase a Audio Technica AT-PL-120 and was very disappointed with the reproduction from the generic cartridge so I studied all the reviews an notes on the top selling cartridges and settled on the GOLDRING E3 MM and boy what a great choice that was I was hearing my vinyl as never before and it was so easy to fit and set up thanks GOLDRING!
Date published: 2021-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GOLDRING E3 MM Ordered this Cartridge on Thursday, as i had to replace a Reg Bias2, which when trying to track and weight, I managed to bend the cantilever right out of shape, which i had been given as a Christmas present from my Wife (on my recommendation). It was supposed to arrive on Monday, but it has arrived today about an hour ago. So firstly that to Richer Sounds for a super fast service. The Goldring is a doddle to fit, track and set the VFT. I did this inside 40 mins. Given its not bedded in yet, my 180gram re-issue of Young Americans sounds fabulous. Bass is handled with aplomb and is well extended and super tight. Mids are wonderfully open and clear, with Mr Bowie sat right in the middle of the soundstage. Treble is sweet and crisp but never harsh. My Rega Planar 1 is now sounding wonderful. Would I recommend this cartridge? wholeheartedly!! massive improvement over the P1 stock Carbon. If like me you are new to the fitting of a new cartridge, I would avoid the Rega Cartridges at all costs, absolute nightmare to fit. What Hifi award winning cartridge for the last 2 years, I can see and hear why! Enough said. Thank you again Richer for a a fabulous service as always.
Date published: 2021-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic upgrade for the money I've had the goldring e3 now for around a week. Being basically in lockdown its had a lot of use. Amazing difference in the sound quality. Everything about it is better. Better separation, clear vocal,more dynamics, tighter bass. Easy to fit aswell, being my first time i was a little apprehensive,but managed it quit easy. (Would be a nice idea to come with an alignment protractor tool.) Would highly recommend to anyone who's thinking of upgrading. I fitted mine to my denon dp300f.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth balanced sound I bought this cartridge a few weeks ago and very pleased with its performance compaired to ortofon 2M Red. Smoother treble and more rounded sound but still plenty of detail, good soundstage and channel separation.
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far so good Purchased the Goldring E3 MM along with my Technics SL-1200GR Can't fault Richer Sound Manchester for their advice and service, Unless I missed the info in the technical specifications it would be handy to have the cartridge hight info for easier head shell set up. Due to family members working at home I've not had the opportunity to punch out any volume to appreciate the cartridge, saying that all seems fine so far.
Date published: 2020-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb upgrade I bought this to upgrade the cartridge on my Denon DP300-F turntable and what a difference! Easy to fit and set up, sound is more enhanced and another level from the stock cartridge. Very pleased and very good value!
Date published: 2020-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Upgrade I bought this to replace the stock cart in my Denon dp300f turntable. There were none in stock in my local Richer Sounds however staff managed to source one for me and delivered it straight to my door. The sound difference is very noticeable and has brought new life to my old vinyl. Great value for money and fantastic service from RS as always.
Date published: 2020-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Huge improvement on my Pro-Ject II sound I accidentally damaged the Ortofon Red stylus that came with my Pro-Ject II, so decided to give another cartridge a try for comparison. The Goldring E3 came highly recommended and within my price range, and it doesn't disappoint. The Ortofon produced a full, balanced sound, with warm deep bass and a crisp high end. The Goldring does too, but it's the mid-range that I'm most impressed by. The sound feels more complex, and I'm picking out new detail in my favourite records that I didn't know was there. It arrived quickly and securely packaged, and it's pretty straightforward to fit. Delighted with my purchase.
Date published: 2020-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simplicity and style Ordered the E3 and came the next day. Super simple to fit and the shape makes for easy alignment (providing you have an alignment protractor). Sounds clear and bright, and has breathed new life into my project deck that I’ve had for nigh on 15 years. Incredible value.
Date published: 2020-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long overdue! Bought this as replacement for my ailing 30 Yr old Ortofon. More detailed sound, better still after 3hours running in. Very happy!
Date published: 2020-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice easy listening sound ! Equipment Garrard 401, SME 3009 Series 2 Imp + FD200 Fluid Damper. I recently decided to try a more modern cartridge after using a Shure V15 Type 3 for many years and was unsure that the replacement stylus I obtained for it was as good as the original. As the SME is usually paired with high compliance cartridges I found that these have fell out of favour over the years and the choice now was rather limited. So I decided after reading and listening to some online reviews to take a chance with the Goldring E3. I am at present still running it in so it is early days yet, but what I am hearing from it at present is very pleasing indeed, nice uncoloured sounds across the spectrum . I did a tape copy of a LP track to do a comparison with the Shure and then the Goldring and i have to say i did prefer the Goldring bearing in mind the Shure no longer as its original stylus. So at present this cartridge gets the thumbs up from me, especially as it has lowered in price at the moment.
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little cartridge. Had it about a month now. Easy to install and align. A great performance that reveals A LOT more detail from my records. Wish I’d bought it sooner. Great service too from RS. Couldn’t be more pleased. Many thanks.
Date published: 2020-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive Recently bought this cartridge to replace my AT96E and have been very impressed. Easy to install, offers very good detail and produces a lovely, very listenable sound.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded all my LPs Bought this for my Sony turntable so that I can rip them all to CD for safekeeping. What a difference to the original cartridge!
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Has Brought Life to My LP collection I should have bought this Goldring cartridge ages ago.
Date published: 2020-04-23
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