Audio Note IQ and Goldring 1000

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Audio Note IQ and Goldring 1000

Post by bena » 27 Mar 2008 14:12

After a bit of browsing, I have seen that the Audio Note cartridges are based on the Goldring 1000 series.
On this basis, would anyone know if the IQIII cartridge stylus is identical to the 1042 stylus (D42 I believe) and therefore whether it would be a smarter/cheaper/whatever option to replace the stylus on my 1012gx?

Cheers in advance

Ben

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Post by JaS » 27 Mar 2008 17:37

Hi,
According to AN the IQ3 has a titanium cantilever and an 'AN Type 2' diamond. The G1042 uses a Gyger-S diamond in I what I believe is an alloy cantilever?

I don't know if AN specified any other changes ie to the mounting :-s

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Post by bena » 27 Mar 2008 17:48

Thanks Jas.

I guess I could fire an email to Goldring, since they are all made in the same factory.
Whether they give me an answer though..... :lol:

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Post by natty_dredd » 02 Oct 2008 04:51

Hey,

Here's some info posted by Peter Qvortrup on the audio asylum forum:
Dear Sir Anthony,

Whilst it is correct that the IQs are based around the Goldring cartridges body, that is largely where the similarity stops, as we use a different cantilever,

IQ1/IQ2 uses hard aluminium

IQ3 uses titanium

Add to that a better diamond on both the IQ2 and IQ3, a generally much stiffer suspension and an AlNiCo 8 magnet, the differences in sound are quite considerable and using the 1042 or any of the other Goldring cartridges as a comparision therefore misleading.

Sincerely,
Peter Qvortrup
Hard to say if the cartridge body is different at all, at least from his posting..

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Post by Guest » 02 Oct 2008 11:00

Hi,

They may be made in the same factory, but they are both "badge"
engineering, i.e. made to spec, you can include the Roksan Corus.

I read somewhere the actual manafacturer is Nagoaka.



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