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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    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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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A excellent cartridge!

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    from Athens, Greece

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

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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
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                            • 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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                            Pros

                            • 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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                                • Up to a year
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                                • Q:

                                  Is the cartridge MM or MC. Neil
                                  Asked on 11/25/2016 by Neil from Edmonton, Alberta Canada

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                                • Q:

                                  Hello

                                  I am in need of replacement mounting screws and nuts for my AT95e cartridge. Do you sell these?

                                  Thanks

                                  Chris
                                  Asked on 11/12/2016 by Chris from United States

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. You may contact our Parts Department at Parts@atus.com or call (330) 686-2600 ext 5002. to inquire about a replacement if you are located in the US.

                                    Answered on 11/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                • Q:

                                  What is the difference from AT95EBL?
                                  Asked on 10/20/2016 by Hakan

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for you inquiry. There is no difference. The AT95EBL was made for our markets in Europe but some have made it the US.

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

                                  I have a BIC 980 turntable. Will the AT95E work with it?
                                  Thanks - Doug
                                  Asked on 10/13/2016 by Doug from Johns Creek, GA

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. I have downloaded the manual for your turntable and it appears to take a half inch mount cartridge, which the AT95E is, although I cannot find any information about the tone arm mass. The AT95E is a low compliance cartridge and needs a medium to high mass tonearm.

                                    Answered on 10/13/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                • Q:

                                  Is this cartridge already aligned and mounted on the AT-LP120 USB turntable or you have to do it yourself? Thanks!
                                  Asked on 9/13/2016 by Tony Strong

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the cartridge is already aligned and mounted on the headshell, but you will have to attach the headshell to the tonearm when you set up your turntable. You can see how to set up the turntable and attach the headshell in this video we made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBD8yO13-DI

                                    Answered on 9/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                • Q:

                                  Can this cartridge minimize or fix inner groove distortion?
                                  Asked on 9/13/2016 by Tony Strong

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. Depending on what your using now it may help. It is a .4x.7mil eliptical tip. If this is larger than the tip you are using now it could help minimize inner groove distortion.

                                    Answered on 9/14/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                • Q:

                                  I have followed the instructions in setting up up an audio-technica AT-LP120-USB, including Tone Arm Blance, Tracking Force, Anti-skate portions explicitly. Playing my first album the sound was terrible. I'm thinking the cartridge/stylus are not tracking well. Sounds like Steven Stills is singing underwater in an electric storm. Do I need to do something to align the cartridge? I have set the tracking weight and anti-skate adjustments to nearly every degit between 1.5-2.5.
                                  Asked on 9/12/2016 by scratchy stills from Denver, Co.

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                                    A:

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

                                    Answered on 9/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                • Q:

                                  How much does this cartridge weigh? I see various places on the internet quoting 5.7 grams, to 6.5 grams. My turntable's arm can only handle up to 6 grams.
                                  Asked on 9/9/2016 by subsonic87

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                                  Will this cartridge fit a vintage Marantz TT530 tonearm? I currently have an Audio-Technica-made (and equally-vintage) RX1500 cartridge, which needs to be replaced. I was wondering if the AT95E might fit because it appears that the RX1500's four pins which plug into my turntable's tonearm are of similar configuration to those of the AT95E. Could you confirm this for me?
                                  Asked on 8/28/2016 by Jimbobwe from Nashville, TN

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. No, the AT95E will not work. It is a half inch mount. You need a P mount. Please look at our cartridges on the web site for any P mount cartridge and you should be ok.

                                    Answered on 9/13/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                • Q:

                                  Is it compatible with Dual Hs-39/1214?
                                  Asked on 8/26/2016 by Peter from Türkiye

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                                    A:

                                    Thank you for your inquiry. I would think the AT120EB would be a better choice.

                                    Answered on 9/7/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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