AT95E

Dual Magnet Cartridge

MSRP* US$74.00
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

    The half-inch standard mount AT95E phonograph cartridge offers outstanding clarity and detail. Reviewers have rated this affordable, high-performance cartridge as a best buy value. Manufactured to Audio-Technica's renowned quality standards, each cartridge is meticulously assembled with remarkably tight tolerances. The elliptical diamond stylus is designed to track record grooves with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Includes mounting hardware and stylus guard.

  • Specifications


    Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
    Channel Separation >20 dB at 1 kHz
    Tracking Force Range 1.5-2.5 grams
    2.0 grams (20 mN) recommended tracking force
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Output 3.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance within 2.0 dB
    Stylus Type 0.4 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond stylus
    Cantilever Alloy tube
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN95E



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  • Downloads

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

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    Audio-TechnicaAT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Excellent sound (5)
    • Casual listening (3)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A excellent cartridge!

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    from Athens, Greece

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

        I made detailed measurements of AT96E, as a part of the AT LP120 USB turntable, by use of the internal preamp and with 2 g tracking force. The main results are as follows:

        Frequency response: 40 - 16000 Hz ± 1.5 dB
        (the measuring LP did not have lower of higher frequencies recorded)
        THD: 0.6% at 1 kHz
        Channel crosstalk: 29 dB at 1 kHz, 20 dB at 8 kHz

        These are excellent values for this price category!

        If using AT96E with LP120 USB - check the actual tracking force on the stylus! I found that my counterbalance scale is systematically wrong by 20%: the actual force is 1.2 x the scale value!

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        • Less than a month
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        5.0

        WOW1

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        from Louisville, Ky.

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Professional Features
        • Versatile

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            Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

            This AT95e cartridge has amazed me from the second the needle entered the first track on my record collection dating back to the 1940's! The sonic clarity of vocals, the super richness of the mid range, especially in orchestrations and great resounding bass was unbelievable. For the first time, I am hearing instrumentation I did not know was imbedded in those recordings! Tinkling bells, guitar chords, bass fiddles, violins, you name it....they are there ! And, the vocals are so clear it sounds like the person as well as the orchestra are live in my room. Audio Technica 95e is amazing...and for the price is hard to beat! I am still reeling from the audio dynamics capable by this excellent cartridge! PS. The tracking is superb with excellent inner groove music as well as virtually no distortion. What a bargain!!

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            • Less than a month
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            5.0

            Give it a helping hand, then sit back and be amazed!

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            from Michigan, USA

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound

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                Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                The AT95E has a well-deserved reputation that need not be repeated here. But, as is my custom, I listened to a few of my favorite "test tracks" (actual music, not signals), and the added the finishing touch - a line-contact stylus. For example, I used the Karl Bohm/Vienna Philharmonic recording of the Beethoven 7th, second movement. With the stock AT95E, it sounded as good as ever. But on re-listening with the line-contact stylus, I was flatly amazed. I heard things in the orchestration that came through radiantly that I had never heard before. Beautiful! I recommend LP Gear for the correct line-contact stylus for this cartridge. It costs a few bucks, but is the perfect - I'd go so far as to say "essential" - finishing touch. You won't regret it!

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                • Less than a month
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                (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Horrendous Documentation, Great Sound

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                from Worcester MA

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Value

                Cons

                • Hard To Use

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                  The accompanying documentation "sheet" is awful. You get one when you purchase an extra cartridge to keep on hand. You do not get one with the AT95E cartridge that comes with you AT120USB turntable. Additionally, what you do not get are any clear, easy to read instructions to perform cartridge alignment, or set overhang. You're on your own, or it's assumed that you are an audiophile. Audio Technica really should produce "how to" videos on how to do installation and proper alignment. Not everyone has access to a dealer, and even if they did, might be laughed out of the store when looking for assistance. But the cartridge does sound great, as long as you basically understand that you're completely on your own in figuring out how to properly install and align one.

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                  5.0

                  What a nice piece of kit !

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                  from Christchurch New Zealand

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                  • Excellent Sound

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                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                      Great upgrade from AT91 - from a user recently back to Vinyl, Audio Technica make great carts, I had a budget, looked and listened to ortofon equivalent, this for me was the better. By all accounts will get better once its done a few more hours. Would recommend definitely.

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                      • Up to a year
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                      5.0

                      great budget cartridge!

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                      from Portland, OR

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                      Pros

                      • Archiving
                      • budget audiophile
                      • Casual Listening

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                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                          An excellent all around phono cartridge that delivers on value! Clear, resolved definition, particularly in the highs, along with crisp and punchy bass. Jazz dynamics are superb, and blues play with soul and presence. This little cartridge is hard to beat, I doubt there is any competition at this price point.

                          I have it set at ~2.1g VTF on a Technics SL-D2 and am very pleased with tracking results and sonic performance.

                          Highly recommended!

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                          • Casual Listening
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                          • Audiophile
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                          • Less than a month
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                          5.0

                          The change was so good

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                          from Mexico

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                          Pros

                          • Casual Listening
                          • Great sound

                          Cons

                          • The design

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                            I needed a new cartridge for my ATLP-120 Turntable so the first option was the atp-2 (which was the cartridge included in the TT), then I was told the ATLP-120 now comes with the AT95E, so after a couple of questions I decided to buy the AT95E, the design is still awful but the sound is crisp and brilliant, it manages the tracking error so good (much better than the ATP-2), I must say that the ATP-2 sounds louder, but louder doesn't mean better, great cartridge. (Thanks for answering my questions)
                            Kharlos

                            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                            • Casual Listening
                            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                            • Intermediate
                            • How long have you used this product?:
                            • Less than a month

                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Excellent value for money

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                            from Toronto, Canada

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                            • Casual Listening

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                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                                I ordered this cartirdge for a Pioneer PL400 that I just repaired. It had a sony shell already, so I ordered this cartridge based on reviews. I am happy to say it has never sounded so good. I really enjoyed listening to some of my earlier vinyl, and it performed extremely well.

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                                • Casual Listening
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                                • Intermediate
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                                • Up to a year
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                                • Q:

                                  My Turntable came with an AT95E if I was to upgrade could you suggest some Cartridge model number upgrades that would be compatible with my current headshell.
                                  Asked on 1/17/2017 by Derek from Washington State

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                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                    Answered on 1/19/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                • Q:

                                  Will the AT95E work on thr pioneer pl400 bent arm turntable?
                                  Asked on 12/24/2016 by John from United States

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. The effective tone arm mass for your turntable is considered medium. The compliance for the AT95E is rated as a low compliance cartridge. This should work for you, although I think the AT120EB would be more suitable since it is rated as a medium compliance cartridge.

                                    Answered on 1/3/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                • Q:

                                  Hi, i have a technics sl-20, can i use this to replace the original 270c ?
                                  Asked on 12/23/2016 by Pasi from Suomi

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                                  • Staff Reviewer

                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. I can find no information on this turntable. Please not the AT95E is half inch mount, low compliance cartridge. Please check your documentation to determine if that mount and compliance will work with your turntable.

                                    Answered on 12/27/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                • Q:

                                  What is the cartridge weight?
                                  Asked on 12/20/2016 by Luis

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                                • Q:

                                  Hi! I have a retro Sony PS LX-1 turntable and I decided to replace its original cartridge with a new one. Is this cartridge compatible with it?
                                  Asked on 12/19/2016 by riothel

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. I am having trouble finding the effective tonearm mass for this turntable. I did find it is a half inch mount, so I would say the AT95E should work.

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

                                  Are the specifications for the AT95E the same as the AT96E? I have an AT96E and am unable to find any information on it.
                                  Asked on 12/17/2016 by Tom from St. Louis, MO

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. The AT96E is comparable the AT120E which is a slight step up from the AT95E.

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

                                  Hello, I just purchased the AT95E Cartridge from a wonderful AT dealer. They installed it on my turntable and it sounds great. I noticed the stylus does not have the AT logo on it, since all cartridges on the web are pictured with the logo on top stylus, I am asking if this is normal?
                                  Asked on 12/17/2016 by Newbie

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                                    A:

                                    No, it should have the logo for a genuine AT95E. Some dealers are offering non AT replacements in several tip configurations.

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

                                  Will this work with my AT-LP60?
                                  Asked on 12/16/2016 by Yasmin M. from São Paulo, Brasil

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. No, the AT-LP60 has a permanently attached cartridge. You can replace the stylus, ATN3600L.

                                    Answered on 12/18/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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                                  What is the recommended tracking force for the AT95E cartridge?
                                  Asked on 12/12/2016 by Jeff from Ohio

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                                    A:

                                    The recommended tracking force is 1.5 - 2.5 grams.

                                    Answered on 12/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                • Q:

                                  Would this be a good replacement for a realistic RX1500 cartridge If not what would be?
                                  Asked on 12/10/2016 by DY from Durham NC

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. It is hard to say. Your cartridge is a P mount with a universal adapter to make it a half inch. That being said, you may want to look at the AT92ECD cartridge.

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