AT100E

VM Type (Dual Magnet) Stereo Cartridge

MSRP* US$99.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview

    Audio-Technica's AT100E VM stereo cartridge features a structure that improves performance of the vibration system, allowing the stylus perfect contact to the record surface. Additionally, it adopts a lossless Paratoroidal generator coil system to their cartridge bodies that results in peak generating efficiency. Stacking two cores makes further improvements to high frequency characteristics by separating the right-and-left channels from the center shield plate, resulting in reduced electrical cross talk. The VM type AT100-seriesí dual magnet vibration and generation systems have been highly praised all over the world and have become a long-selling series.


  • Specifications


    Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 27 (dB at 1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.0-1.8 grams (1.4 grams optimal)
    Recommended Load Impedance 47(kÉ∂)
    Output 4.5 (mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance 1.5 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape 0.3 x 0.7 mil jointed elliptical
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN100E



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  • Downloads

    A Guide to Phono Cartridges (pdf 669.29 KB)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT100E VM Type (Dual Magnet) Stereo Cartridge
     
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    5.0

    A high quality replacement for my old Signet cartridge!

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    from Miami, Florida

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    • Great Sound

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT100E VM Type (Dual Magnet) Stereo Cartridge:

        I NEVER bought a cheap quality cartridge for any of my turntables (since the early 1970's). My choice cartridge brand was the Signet series (owned by Audio Technica). Now that Signet is no more, I replaced my 23 year old Signet AM10s with this AT100E model. The sound I get is as full and non-distorted as my high quality hand-assembled Signet cartridge was, and I'm very happy with it. Thanks Audio Technica, for keeping up the high quality of the old Signet series in your current cartridges!

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        • Casual Listening
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        • Intermediate
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        • Q:

          What is a VM cartridge? How is it different from MM?
          Asked on 12/19/2016 by Joel

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The VM principle which is a MM (moving magnet) but with two magnets in a v-arrangement. Most Audio-Technica cartridges are VM.

            Answered on 12/22/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Can this cartridge be used for all three rpm's (78, 45, 33 1/3)? An advisor at crutchfield claims that it can, but I have always heard that 78 rpm requires different technology.
          Asked on 12/12/2016 by Dick

          1 answer

        • Q:

          Hello I own the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB
          And am trying to get more detail and bass response out of this TT. Would you recommend this cartridge or another? I mainly listen to heavy rock music. Thanks
          Asked on 11/14/2016 by Brad from Las Vegas NV

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. If you are looking for detail I would suggest the AT440MLB. As for bass, I don't think the cartridge maters all that much.

            Answered on 12/2/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Cartridge AT100E - what comes "in the box" with the cartridge, i.e. installation instructions, screws, tool, etc.?
          Thanks,
          Doug
          Asked on 9/21/2016 by Doug from Johns Creek, GA

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. It comes with a non-magnetic screwdriver, cartridge installation tools, washers, screws, nuts, stylus brush.

            Answered on 9/26/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          What is the stylus shape on AT100E?
          Asked on 9/21/2016 by Doug from Johns Creek, GA

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            A:

            The Stylus shape is 0.3 x 0.7 mil jointed elliptical.

            Answered on 9/23/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          I have an older Panasonic direct drive record changer. My father originally bought it new in 1976.. Shortly after, somehow the stylus got damaged and needed replacement. My father opted for the much less expensive ceramic cartidge in lieu of the original magnetic original. I would like to switch it back to a magnetic cartridge. Do you have a recommendation for a replacement or would you need more information as to the model etc? It is made for a 1/2 inch mount.
          Asked on 8/2/2016 by Gerry from Edson, Alberta

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. At the very least we will need the manufacturer and model of the turntable. Other useful information would be, cartridge mount type and tone arm mass. If you don't have that information we can usually find it using the make and model.

            Answered on 8/5/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          I have a MCS 6602 direct drive turntable with a Micro-Acoustics f1 cartridge and MA 100e stylus. Will the AT100e replace the F1 Cartridge and stylus?
          Asked on 4/28/2016 by TJ from NC

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            A:

            The AT100E will indeed be a suitable 1/2" mount cartridge for your MCS 6602.

            If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 5/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Would you recommend this cartridge (AT100E) more than the AT95E cartridge on a AT-LP1240? I want a better sound but nothing to over powering to where it's bad. And does the AT100E play on 78?
          Asked on 4/28/2016 by Janek from Philadelphia, Pa

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            A:

            To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 5/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Hi, I have an older Dual 604 and would like to know if this cartridge will be a proper replacement? Also, a dumb one; does this cartridge include a stylus or needle? Not sure or correct name for it. Thanks, Scott
          Asked on 4/21/2016 by Scotty from Redding, California

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            A:

            The Dual 604 takes a 1/2" mounted cartridge weighing between 4.5g - 10g. The AT100E weighs 6.5g, so it will work just fine!

            If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
            audio-solutions@atus.com

            Thanks!

            Answered on 5/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
        • Q:

          Is this cartridge suitable for use with the low mass arm of the Dual CS-505 turntable? Opinions seem to vary but concern the degree of compliance.

          Thanks.
          Asked on 1/15/2016 by NeilG from Sheffield, UK

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            A:

            The AT100E is considered a high compliance cartridge. Compliance is 14 at 10 Hz.
            If your arm is a low mass arm (below 10 grams), a high compliance cartridge is a good match for it.

            Answered on 1/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
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            To provide you with the best possible answer/support, please contact the Audio-Technica division for your world area:
            http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

            Thanks!

            Answered on 1/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
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