YES, YES, Yes. It sings. No trace of that aggressiveness left, but still a way more extended Treble than any of the MM's I have around. Going through a few loops of trying both the Reson Reca and the G1042, I had to note that the Elite now was notably superior....
TNT Audio - Thorsten Loesch - 1998
The Elite is an ultra high-performance low-output moving coil cartridge which incorporates Goldring's most recent design features. These include new magnetic circuitry, an ultra-rigid Pocan body and a Neodymium magnet.
The Elite incorporates a Gyger S line contact stylus, providing maximum groove information retrieval and an outstandingly smooth and extended response. Optimum damping on both channels is achieved by symmetrically winding the low-mass armature. Silver wire is used for the coils, which supplies much higher definition than is found in standard cartridge construction.
The Elite represents the very best in British audio technology and design.
|Frequency Response||20Hz-30kHz±2 dB|
|Channel Balance||1dB max. @ 1kHz|
|Channel Separation||25dB min. @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent tip mass||0.35 mg|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20°|
|Stylus Radius||Gyger S|
|Load Resistance||100 Ohm|
|Internal Inductance||2 µH|
|Internal Resistance||8 Ohm|
|Fixing Centre||0.5�?� (12.7mm)|
|Playing Weight||1.5-2.0g (1.7g nom.)|