The Goldy Cartridge is Here!

The Goldy Cartridge is Here!

Dear VPI Family Members,

We are excited to announce the production Goldy cartridges are now available for purchase and shipping.  The Goldy is another VPI - Audio Technica partnership product.  Using the award winning AT-OC9 series as a bse with VPI’s voicing, the Goldy is a line contact stylus on a boron cantilever.  The Goldy has the same internal and dampening modifications as the Shyla cartridge in addition to other material changes as well. Of course it is no secret the Goldy cartridge is named after none other than Ms. Goldy herself!

Goldy is our second child and part of the inspiration that keeps us going at VPI.



The goal is to create a more cost effective option that still punches above its price point while being decently easy to set up.  When voicing the Goldy, as with the Shyla, our main focus was to hit the midrange while still having a strong bunch on the base and detail on the highs.  A review is pending to give more insight on the sound signature.  The Goldy will retail for 1,300 USD and is now available for purchase through all participating VPI Dealer and Distributor.

VPI Goldy Cartridge

Thank you all for your support and interest in our products! Feel free to reach out with any questions and below please find the cartridge spec. Thanks to everyone for being part of the VPI Family!

- Mat

Body Material


Frequency Response

20-50,000 Hz

Channel Separation

28 dB (1 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Angle


Vertical Tracking Force

1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)

Recommended Load Impedance

Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier is connected)

Coil Impedance

12 ohms (1 kHz)

DC Resistance

12 ohms

Coil Inductance

25 mH (1 kHz)


0.4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

Channel Balance

0.5 dB (1 kHz)

Stylus Shape

Special Line Contact

Stylus Type

Nude rectangular shank

Stylus Curvature Radius

1.5 x 0.28 mil


0.28 mm diameter nude boron

Static Compliance

22 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Dynamic Compliance

18 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)

Wire Used for Coil


Terminal Pins





7.6 g (0.3 oz)


17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.7 mm (1.01") D


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