Clearaudio's Goldfinger

The German Clearaudio company, ever-reverent of James Bond's lineage of luxury philosophy, introduced the $17,000 Goldfinger cartridge. Magnets have been doubled up to eight pieces, and a dynamic range of an extraordinary 100dB is claimed. Eric Clapton's "Layla" on vinyl (Reprise 9362-4502-1) never sounded better, I thought.

Jim Tavegia's picture

I guess Mickey just found the new cartridge for the Continuum.

Simon's picture

Broke the stylus clean off mine last night :-( Best sounding cartridge out there, compared it to the Dynavector DR-XV1s & Insider Reference Wood, huge dynamic range & clarity.

Monty's picture

I hear that is the cartridge the SE version of the Continuum is going to come standard with. Just kidding! Just kidding! Jeez...

addict44's picture

That has got to be one of the best pics in this blog.

Naz's picture

Also just broke the the cantilever clean off mine and for a while I thought I could live with my Insider Ref Wood ... I couldn't!