Dual Moving Coil Cartridge

MSRP* US$1,095.00

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

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    Utilizing the same vibration system, neodymium magnet and permendur yoke as the AT-OC9/III MicroCoil™ cartridge, the AT-ART9 is designed to provide sound reproduction of the highest quality. The cartridge’s special line contact stylus, with a 40 µm × 7 µm curvature radius and a 0.26 mm diameter solid boron cantilever, enables an extremely accurate reading of the record groove and faithful transfer of the signal from the stylus tip to the magnetic coil. The VC mold design ensures stability and rigidity, while the dual moving coil (fashioned from high-performance PCOCC wire) offers excellent stereo separation and improved frequency response for long-lasting performance. The hybrid housing of machined aluminum and hard plastic, along with the machined aluminum base supporting the magnetic circuit and vibration system, reduces unwanted resonance and supports stable playback.

  • Features

    • Premium magnetic core moving coil type cartridge

    • Builds on basic magnetic design of the limited-edition AT50ANV and vibration system of the AT-OC9/III

    • Special line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever with a 0.26 mm diameter

    • Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke significantly increase magnetic energy

    • PCOCC used for coils and terminal pins

    • Very high-quality magnetic circuit

    • VC mold design ensures stability and rigidity, limiting unnecessary coil movement and reducing distortion

    • Hybrid body of machined aluminum and hard plastic reduces unnecessary resonance

    • Machined aluminum base

    • High-separation, wide-response dual moving coil

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 15-50,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 30 (dB at 1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.6-2.0 g (1.8 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Nude square shank
    Recommended Load Impedance Min. 100 ohms
    Output 0.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
    Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape Special line contact
    Cantilever 0.26 mm diameter solid boron
    Mount Half-inch

    Accessories Included:
    Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; 2 nuts; cartridge installation screws (12 mm × 2, 18 mm × 2); plastic protector; brush; PCOCC lead wire set
    Coil Impedance: 12 ohms (1 kHz)
    Coil Inductance: 25 µH (1 kHz)
    DC Resistance: 12 ohms
    Static Compliance: 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
    Dynamic Compliance: 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
    Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
    Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.68") H × 17.0 mm (0.67") W × 25.6 mm (1.01") D
    Weight: 8.5 g (0.30 oz)

    Note: moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.

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      Is this cartridge rebuild-able should it wear out? I understand the Stylus is not field replaceable. Can the AT-ART9 be returned to factory for rebuild?
      Asked on 2/19/2018 by Paul from OH

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        Thank you for your inquiry. There is no rebuild of the cartridge.

        Answered on 2/22/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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