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Goldring Elite Cartridge

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 record cartridge construction.

The Elite represents the very best in British audio technology and design.


Frequency Response20Hz-30kHz +/- 2 dB
Channel Balancewithin 1 dB  @ 1 kHz
Channel Separationbetter than 25 dB min. @ 1 kHz
Sensitivity0.5 mV +/- 1 dB @ 1 kHz
Static Compliance30 mm/N
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz
18 mm/N
Equivalent tip mass0.35 mg
Vertical Tracking Angle20 °
Stylus RadiusGyger S
Stylus TypeNon-Replaceable
Load Resistance100 Ω
Load Capacitance100 - 500 pF
Internal Inductance2  uH
Internal Resistance
Cartridge Mass5.7 g
Cartridge Mass (inc. fixings)
6.6 g
Fixing Centre0.5" (12.7 mm)
Playing Weight1.5 - 2.0 g (1.7 g nom.)

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How to replace your cartridge and set up your turntable

Step 1
Put the cartridge up to the headshell and gently tighten the screws into the holes.

Step 2
Then use the Allen key to tighten (but not over-tighten) the cartridge into place. To prevent damage, be careful not to knock the stylus guard or stylus

Step 3
Then connect the wires from the back of the tone arm to the coloured connecting pins at the rear of the cartridge. Each wire is colour coded (red, white, green, blue). It is best to use tweezers or a pair of small pliers to connect them.

Step 4
As they are very delicate, it is best to grab the wire by the connector to prevent damage. Ensure the wires are connected properly.

Step 5
The next stage is correctly aligning the cartridge to the protractor. Gently put the stylus of the cartridge on to the crossover point of the protractor.

Step 6
Holding the cartridge off the protractor, use the Allen key to gently loosen the screws. Once loosened you need to rotate the cartridge so that it is parallel with the lines on the protractor. When you are happy that they are parallel, you need to re-tighten the screws.

Step 7
When tightened, place the stylus back on the protractor to confirm it still lines up.

Step 8
Use the second chart to check that everything is parallel in both positions. When you are happy, ensure the screws are tight enough (but not too tight). Your cartridge is now correctly aligned.