London Decca Gold

London Decca Gold

The London Gold is a classic cartridge design which utilises a nude elliptical stylus and the Tie-Wire system.

The Gold has no long cantilever and no rubbery fulcrum point to absorb, dissipate and smear the vital musical energy. Instead, the stylus is attached directly to a magnetically active armature just a few microns thick which passes through the centre of the main generating coil positioned about 1 millimetre above the stylus. The stylus motion is not inverted or transformed to a smaller value, as in long cantilever designs. Flowing from this immediate positive-direct scanning of the groove is a breathtaking, lifelike quality. The listener tends to feel that the performing artists are actually in the same room, with a startling, palpable presence.

The Gold uses a nude, polished, grain-oriented elliptical stylus, with the same generator and similar housing of the Super Gold. We estimate the Gold cartridge provides 80% to 85% of the state-of-the-art musical realism provided by the Jubilee. The Martin Bastin designed Decapod aluminium mounting plate acts as a head shell weight and offers a better connection with the head shell.


  • Stylus: nude elliptical
  • Output: 5mV
  • VTF: 1.8g
  • Weight: 6.7g
  • Output impedance: 2k ohms
  • Dynamic compliance: 15×10-6cm/Dyne
  • Load impedance: 47k ohms
London Gold