THE DIMINUTIVE GOLDRING Elektra is the big brother to the well-known Elan cartridge. Although the Elektra's stylus assembly shares the same, striking magenta colour, the Elan has a spherical stylus and the Elektra is fitted with an elliptical one. The Elektra has a low-mass cantilever assembly and has been designed to be compatible with a wide range of tonearms and turntables. The correct
connections to the four pins at the rear are indicated by the colour codes and the two pairs of pins for the left and right channels are marked with an L and R on the body.

The Elektra is a medium compliance cartridge and should therefore feel at home with a wide range of tonearms. It is the lightest of all the models reviewed here and I have to switch to using a lighter counterweight to achieve the correct tracking force.