NEW GOLDENBERG MAESTRO SWISS CARTRIDGE

GOLDEN (Swiss German) = made of gold. BERG (Swiss German) = mountain. In Switzerland, there is a centuries-old tradition in micromechanics and watchmaking. Resting upon these skills, a small but excellent industry in manufacturing instruments for music reproduction has grown as well. With GOLDENBERG, this story is continued by creating finest analogue audio products in Switzerland.

Around 200 years ago, watchmaking in Switzerland amounted to a highly decentralised cottage industry. In the long wintertime, the peasants situated in the lonely mountain valleys had time to build up extraordinary manufacturing techniques and used to work for the growing watch brands. For Goldenberg, we are continuing this model by having the cartridges assembled piece by piece in our alpine studio in Switzerland by a well-trained watchmaker.

The GOLDENBERG MAESTRO takes you one step ahead in analogue tracking technology. It is the result of our experience in material sciences and their influence on sound reproduction. The MC-generator features a Micro-Ridge stylus tip on a most rigid sapphire cantilever. It is integrated into a ruthenium coated bronze structure and covered by a three-dimensional machined housing, coated with pure gold. It is integrated into an extra-heavy bronze structure and covered by a three-dimensional machined housing, coated with pure gold.

SPECIFICATIONS

Diamond shape

Micro Ridge

Cantilever

Sapphire

Structure

Bronze, ruthenium plated

Body

Aluminium, gold plated

Weight

20g

Tracking force

2,3…2,5g

Output voltage

0,4mV @ 5cm/s

Compliance

12┬Ám/mN

Impedance

7 Ohms

Recommended load

100…300 Ohms