The Eroica H is a true audiophile moving-coil cartridge designed to be used with any type of phono input. It features the famous Gyger II diamond stylus profile, a nude, fine-line elliptical type with a 6 µm lesser radius, which gives smooth, extended highs, low distortion and reproduces a highly detailed and dynamic sound. To take proper advantage of this, the pick-up coils are hand-wound on a pure iron armature and suspended in a magnetic circuit of advanced design, featuring low mass and powerful rare earth magnets. The high output Eroica H offers an exceptional standard of performance and reliability and can be used with any amplifier which features a standard 47 kΩMM phono input.
Efficient Magnetic Circuit
The Eroica uses a neodymium (NdFeB), rare-earth, permanent magnet; the strongest type commercially available. This gives us the opportunity to shorten the magnetic circuit in the cartridge and still achieve the required field strength in the pole shoe gap. In this way the overall mass of the cartridge has been reduced to help improve trackability and make it compatible with a wider range of tonearms.
Low Mass Pocan® Body
The Eroica uses a strong one piece body which holds the fixed parts securely in place. Made from a special type of ultra-rigid, glass reinforced polyester called Pocan®, the body can be tightly bolted to the head shell for maximum efficiency and optimum sound quality. Because Pocan® has a high strength-to-mass ratio, the overall mass of the Elite is kept below 6.0 g.
Each Eroica cartridge is hand-built and then individually adjusted for azimuth and compliance by our experts. The correct setting of stylus azimuth (or horizontal tracking angle) is essential for the maintenance of a proper stereo sound stage. Badly adjusted azimuth can cause uneven channel balance and increased crosstalk between channels which would severely degrade the stereo image. Correct compliance ensures that the cartridge has an even frequency response within the specified limits and will be compatible with all low to medium-mass tonearms.
I have had less expensive and more expensive cartridges. This cart will compete side by side with some others that cost $1500 to $2000.00 US. Mine is getting close to needing a retip and It will be done because I love this Cartridge. Am using a 1:2 SUT then going into a restored HH Scott 299C or an HH Scott LK72. I use either of these integrated tube amps to power a pait of Klipsch La Scala speakers. I listen to anything from Blues/rock to artists like Linda Rhonstat and Adele. My system is very revealing of even the slightest negative issue with a cartridge. It gives you what is on the vinyl, nothing left out nothing accentuated, It doesn’t color. You won’t find better quality sound from any other cartridge any where near this price range.
(Review imported from goldring.co.uk)