Goldring Support

Elektra/Elan - Q. Are Elan and Elektra styli interchangeable?


Yes, they are interchangeable. Going to the Elektra stylus from an Elan is a massive upgrade. Elan has a spherical stylus, whereas the Elektra has an elliptical one. Sonically, it’s the difference between 60s and 70s technology. You will hear a great improvement in the high frequency range with lower distortion in sibilant sounds, such as “esses” in vocals and loud cymbals. Whilst we no longer manufacture either, we would advise double-checking the cost of an Elektra stylus though, as it may be a better option to upgrade to a E3, which is another level of sound quality better the Elektra, which it replaces.