Getting my first turntable, a discounted Rega P5 (for the price of an RP3 but with no cartridge, so I need to pick one and your help is most welcome.
I would like to consider only Goldring and Rega because those are the ones available locally. This being my first turntable I am thinking of starting slowly with entry level cartridge/phono-stage and then upgrade the rig. If I decide to continue in the vinyl path, on the long run I will upgrade cartridge, phono-stage and PSU.
So that said my evident choices would be Goldring 2100 or Elys2 for about the same price. I don't prefer 'warmer' or 'colder' cartridges - I like my sources neutral and let speakers/amp tailor the character to my liking.
- which would you recommend for a P5, Goldring 2100 or Elys2?
- ...or do you think I am completely wasting my time using one of these cartridges in a P5, and should instead go straight for, say, a Goldring 1012gx ?
Thank you for your help and wish me good luck in the world of the grooves