Ok, last month I ordered a Red Elliptical cartridge from Ed Saunders. The first cartridge I received was defective - the left channel was out. I contacted Ed and he shipped out a replacement cartridge, which I just received today.
I had a chance to mount the cartridge and try it out this afternoon. One thing I can say is that, this cartridge is a bargain for the price! Here's a couple pictures:
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The cartridge is brand new, but so far, I'm impressed. The sound stage and stereo separation is deep and wide. Bass is deep, detailed, punchy, finely textured and tuneful. Midrange is clean and very musical. The highs are sweet with good detail and airyness. Of course, you have to keep everything in perspective. It's not going to beat more expensive moving coil cartridge like a Denon, but for $30, I would say it competes with moving magnet cartridges 2 to 3 times it's cost.
I'll try to post some samples later tonight.