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Goldring is an audio equipment manufacturing company. In 1906 the Scharf brothers started manufacturing phonographs in Berlin, Germany. The company moved to England in 1933 and continued manufacturing cartridges and turntables. The "Juwel Electro Soundbox" phonograph was their own creation and was released in 1926. The Goldring logo was as indication of quality.

In 1954 they released the Goldring 500 magnetic cartridge. This was British made.

Goldring cartridges have been sold in the US since the 1950s and sold all over the world. They range from the budget to high-end. They also sold Swiss made Lenco turntables in the 1970s. For example the Lenco L75 was marketed via Goldring as a GL75.

The Scharf brothers changed their name to Sharp and continued their family business until 1987. At this time, Gerry Sharp sold the company to the Goldring distributor, Veda-UK (which is now part of Armour Home).

Even though Goldring were mainly known for their moving coil cartridges and moving magnet cartridges, turntables etc, they also manufactured later sound cones and headphones.


Current Moving Coil Cartridges

Goldring Legacy
Eroica H
Eroica LX

Current Moving Magnet Cartridges


Current Headphones


Goldring timeline

  • 1906 The Scharf Brothers began manufacturing in Berlin, Germany
  • 1926 They released their own phonograph, the "Juwel Electro Soundbox" with a Gold Ring logo to denote quality
  • 1933 Goldring move to England
  • 1954 The Goldring 500 British-made magnetic cartridge is released
  • 1958 Goldring 600 Model cartridge launched
  • 1960 Goldring 700 Model cartridge launched
  • 1973 Lenco GL85 turntable released to great praise
  • 1978 900SE II & 900/E cartridges released
  • 1987 Family business sold to Veda-UK (Armour Home Electronics).
  • 1987-90 Eroica, Epic II, Excel & Elite cartridges released
  • 2004 The digital age, Goldring release GR1 turntable
  • 2005 Goldring launch the now award winning GR2 turntable
  • 2006 Goldring launch the critically acclaimed DR50, DR100 & DR150 headphones




Goldring Lenco links


Gold Ring (Arabic: سوار الذهب‎) is an United Arab Emirates comic written by Qais M. Sedki (Arabic: قيس صدقي‎) and drawn by Akira Himekawa.[1] The book is the UAE's first manga.[2]

Sedki, an Emirati who is a father of two children, left his IT job to become a comic book author. He founded Pageflip, a Dubai publishing house which publishes his work.[1] Sedki wrote the dialog in Classical Arabic; he said that he wanted to fight the perception that Classical Arabic, associated with schoolwork, was "boring." To help form his comic, Sedki approached a female duo of comic book artists known under the pen name Akira Himekawa and asked for consultation on how to best express the manga style.[2] The Himekawa duo became the artists of the books.[1] Gold Ring was awarded the 2010 Sheikh Zayed Book Award for children's literature.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Good, Oliver. "Gold Ring: the UAE's first manga." The National. July 20, 2009. Retrieved on September 10, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Neild, Barry. "Japanese manga heroes join fight to save Arabic culture." CNN. September 10, 2010. Retrieved on September 10, 2010.

External links

United Arab Emirates portal
Anime and manga portal


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