Since Feb 2018, I have been enjoying a London Decca ‘Super Gold’ cartridge.
This is a Moving Iron/Variable Reluctance type cartridge – with Moving Magnet level of high output – 5mV.
After a few decades of listening to high-end Moving Coil cartridges, the sound of the London Decca is a revelation. A different sound presentation. No need for A/B comparisons, the London Decca delivers exhilarating energy and power. It sounds more like ‘live’ music to me. Continue reading →
For the past 30 years or more, with a few exceptions, Moving Coil cartridges have been variations of the same basic design. Very little has changed in 30 years.
The principle of a coil moving within a magnetic field, is based on Faraday’s Law of Induction. The Moving Coil cartridge generator is usually held by a tensioned wire, against a soft “suspension” material.