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A review of the Goldring 1042? Oh yes but this video is a lot more, it’s also a Buyer’s Guide…

…when you want to upgrade your cheap and cheerful moving magnet cartridge but you’re worried about the leap to moving coil technology.

So, a 2-in-1 video then.

Upgrading from the certainty of a basic moving magnet cartridge to a more expensive model can be a stressful move.

I hope this video helps to provide some guidance and assistance.

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    27th December 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Hello Mr. Rigby
    I’ve got a Clearaudio Concept (Satisfy tonearm) with the stock MM cart and I’ve been thinking about upgrading the cartridge.
    My amp is a Rega Brio, but I don’t know if the Brio phono stage is good enough to be paired with the Goldring 1042.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      28th December 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Carlos – the Brio’s built-in phono amp is fine for now but an upgrade to an external phono model is highly recommended as soon as possible. To be honest, I’d recommend the phono amplifier upgrade first and then go for the cart upgrade afterwards. You’d experience better sonic value that way with fewer bottle-necks.

  • Reply
    29th December 2019 at 2:02 pm

    It’s very kind of you, Mr. Rigby. I’ll upgrade the phono but I guess I’ll take the MC route then… Thanks!

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