the home of the turntable

Library / Goldring

Goldring 500

Variable-Reluctance Phono Cartridge

goldring model 500 cartridge
Goldring 500


The Goldring no.500 is a new pick-up cartridge designed to give the highest quality of reproduction from transcription, standard and microgroove records.

It operates on the variable reluctance principle, the magnetic circuit incorporating two main air-gaps, in each of which a cantilever arm carrying a jewel stylus is positioned.

The two styli are located on opposite sides of the cartridge case, one being intended for use with 78rpm records and the other on microgroove records, and a simple mounting mechanism enables the cartridge to be rotated through 180 degrees in order to bring the correct stylus in position on the record.


Type: magnetic variable-reluctance turn-over cartridge

Styli: 0.0025" sapphire (78rpm), 0.001" sapphire (microgroove)

Normal tracking pressure: 7g

Effective mass at stylus tip: 3.5mg

Output: 3.2mV

DC resistance: 1500 ohms

Impedance: 3800 ohms

Recommended load: 50K ohms

Frequency response: 20 to 2,000Hz


brochure  English

Please login or register a free account in the forum to download files

If you have additional documentation please consider donating a copy to our free archive.

NOTE To view PDF files the latest version of the official acrobat reader is required.

Goldring 500 owners manual, service manuals and schematics are for reference only and the Vinyl Engine bears no responsibility for errors or other inaccuracies. The PDF files are provided under strict licence. Reproduction without prior permission or for financial gain is strictly prohibited. This website is not affiliated with or sponsored by Goldring.