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
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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

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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

    Cons

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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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        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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          • Less than a month
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          5.0

          What a nice piece of kit !

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          from Christchurch New Zealand

          Pros

          • 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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great budget cartridge!

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              from Portland, OR

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              • 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!

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • 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

                    (2 of 2 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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                        • Q:

                          I bought my AT-LP120-USB turntable before 2011 when they were using the ATP-2XN.

                          I'd like to replace the stylus and while I can find a replacement, I'd like to know if it would make more sense to upgrade my cartridge and if so, what I would need to do that.
                          Asked on 1/31/2016 by JMarx from Los Angeles

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The replacement stylus for the ATP-2XN cartridge is the ATP-N2 which may be available through an Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer.

                            Answered on 2/2/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          Will this work and fit my dual 504 belt drive
                          Asked on 1/16/2016 by chefzach from Albany new york

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                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Do you have the Dual cartridge holder that accepts standard half-inch mount cartridges? If you do, just make certain that the combined weight of the cartridge and headshell/holder does not exceed the acceptable weight range for the tonearm. The AT95E Cartridge weighs 6.5 grams by itself.

                            Answered on 1/29/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          are at95e's magnets shielded - have a 1960's Empire turntable, told it's motor is unshielded / produces magnetic waves that might interfere with an unshielded cartridge and cause hum.

                          not sure if i'm asking the question the right way.
                          Asked on 1/14/2016 by steven from new jersey

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                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. The magnets themselves are not shielded but the cartridge body is. It is not unusual for motors to be unshielded, so I don't think you would have an issue.

                            Answered on 1/29/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          I've just bought a Audio Technica AT95E - to upgrade my cartridge (on my Lenco L90) do you have a guide on how to change out/replace casrtridges? As it's my first one. Thanks
                          Asked on 1/6/2016 by Mondo

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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 1/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          will this work for my technics SL 3300 record player
                          Asked on 1/5/2016 by stan from lincoln ne

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                            A:

                            The Technics SL3300 looks like it accepts a 1/2" mounted cartridge. If this is the case, then the AT95E will work well.

                            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 1/5/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          I have a nobsound phono tube preamp with 62k input, will that work with THE AT95E cartridge. Thanks Bob Runge
                          Asked on 12/30/2015 by Bob from Kiel, wi

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                            A:

                            It will work, but the cartridge specs are given into a 47,000 ohm load so it will not perform to spec.

                            Answered on 1/25/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          How often does the stylus have to be replaced with this cartridge? Is there a way to tell when it is time?
                          Asked on 12/26/2015 by P from Massachusetts

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                            A:

                            They are similar to tires on a car where it all depends on the hours of usage and how clean the records are kept. I recommend replacing when you hear a tonal change after 400+ hours.

                            Answered on 12/27/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          Is the AT95E suitable to replace my 3472C ?

                          Thanks
                          Asked on 12/25/2015 by Ian from Canada

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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 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          I have a Dual 1228 turntable. The manual says that it will accept any 1/2 inch cartridge. Will this cartridge still work?
                          Asked on 12/21/2015 by Trey from Morehead City, NC

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                            A:

                            The AT95E is a 1/2 inch mount type cartridge. The cartridge weighs 6.5 grams. Check for the acceptable cartridge weight range (without headshell) as well.

                            Answered on 12/30/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          Will AT95E work with AR XB turntable? Turntable has original tonearm with original headshell. I want fit compatibility without any modifications. Thanks
                          Asked on 12/18/2015 by Ron from Monkton MD

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                            A:

                            As long as the headshell accepts standard half-inch mount type cartridges and the weight of the cartridge is within the acceptable cartridge weight range for the tonearm, it should work. The weight of the AT95E Cartridge is 6.5 grams.

                            Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
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