Dual Moving Coil Cartridge

MSRP* US$1,200.00

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

  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications

  • Overview

    The AT33Sa is the first Audio-Technica moving coil cartridge to feature a Shibata line-contact stylus, known for its superior high-range performance and strong mid and bass sound. The stylus is mounted on a tapered boron cantilever with a double damper for reduced weight and better audio quality. The cartridge’s dual moving coils provide excellent channel separation and are affixed within a strong but lightweight VC mold to greatly reduce unwanted vibration. The cartridge uses a neodymium magnet and a permendur yoke for dramatically enhanced magnetic energy. The PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coils ensure pure audio transmission.

  • Features

    • Moving coil cartridge with Shibata stylus delivers exquisite, full-range audio reproduction

    • Advanced tapered boron cantilever and reduced coil weight improve the audio quality, particularly in the higher frequencies

    • Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke dramatically enhance the magnetic energy

    • PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coil enables pure signal transfer

    • High-separation, wide response dual moving coil

    • VC mold limits unnecessary vibration

    • Precision-cast hard aluminum alloy body enhances rigidity and the signal-to-noise ratio

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 15-50,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
    Recommended Load Impedance More than 100 ohms (when head amplifier is connected)
    Output 0.4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape Shibata (line contact)
    Cantilever Solid, tapered boron
    Mount Half-inch

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