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London Decca Super Gold Cartridge


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The Super Gold has no long cantilever and no rubbery fulcrum point to absorb, dissipate and smear the vital musical energy. Instead, the stylus is attached directly to a magnetically active metal support just a few microns thick which passes through the centre of the main generating coil positioned about 1 millimetre above the stylus. The stylus motion is not inverted or transformed to a smaller value as in long cantilever designs. Flowing from this immediate positive-direct scanning of the groove is a breathtaking, lifelike quality. The listener tends to feel that the performing artists are actually in the same room, with a startling, palpable presence.

The Super Gold uses a line-contact, polished, grain-oriented diamond stylus similar to the Jubilee’s, mated to less costly generator coils and housing. If you have never heard the £1900 London Decca Jubilee, you may well think the Super Gold is the world’s best cartridge. Subjectively, it offers 90% of Jubilee’s unrivalled musical realism. The DecaPod system can also be installed on this cartridge. The Martin Bastin designed Decapod aluminium mounting plate acts as a head shell weight and offers a better connection with the head shell.

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  • Stylus: extended line-contact
  • Frequency range: 20Hz to 40kHz
  • Output: 5mV
  • VTF: 1.8g
  • Weight: 6.7g

Eventually every cartridge will become unusable, be it the tip has worn out, a component breaks internally or the arm snaps. In these situations a cartridge would need to be replaced or overhauled.

We can completely rebuild the cartridge and fully test it to ensure it is in full working order before we send it back to you. Please contact the store for further advice.