Q. Can I play my vinyl wet?
This is quite a controversial topic, but we would not recommend playing records wet.
When we tried it, the record became ruined (unless it was always played wet). We had water all over our record player and the cartridge, which was not good for any of the hardware. If solvents are used, then the diamond adhesive will loosen and if the stylus does not detach, it will move in it's mounting. Any liquid that comes between the stylus and the record groove will not compress – if it is trapped, hydraulic pressure will build up to relatively enormous levels. It could result in fracture of the stylus and/or record damage. At the very least, the liquid will interfere with the true sound of the groove as the stylus is now forced to trace not only the groove, but a variable amount of water film between it and the groove. We would speculate that high frequencies would be especially affected and in all honestly, we would always recommend that the records are played in the way they were intended.
Q. Do you supply stylus protractors with Goldring cartridges?
Answer: We do not supply stylus protractors, as this is something which is used to correctly set the overhang and offset according to the turntable manufacturers recommendation (and this is something which we do not have any control over). You can ...
Q. How do I know when to replace my Goldring cartridge?
Answer: There is no real limit on the cartridge body and it should last for many years if properly looked after, as there are no internal parts that can deteriorate.
Q. How do I know when to replace my Goldring stylus?
Answer: We usually say that a Goldring diamond/stylus should last for about 500-1500 hours of listening (shorter for spherical diamonds, longer for line contact), but this varies depending on the condition of the vinyl being played. Another way of ...
G800 - Q. What would be a good replacement for my old Goldring 800 cartridge?
Answer: This is the classic late 1960’s Goldring 800 series cartridge based on the variable reluctance principle often referred to as moving iron. There is a permanent stationary magnet and a coil in the body of the cartridge. The stylus block ...
Q. How do I clean a stylus?
Answer: We do not officially recommend any cleaning methods for cleaning your diamond stylus. The safest method would be to use a soft artist brush (size 000) to very gently remove any dust/grime from the diamond. Please note that extreme care should ...