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 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond stylus
    Cantilever Alloy tube
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN95E



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  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Excellent sound (6)
    • Casual listening (3)

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    5.0

    The class at a budget price

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    from Italy

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

        This catridge is real a good choice.
        Sound good with a superb tracking even in the inner grooves
        No matter what kind of music you play, the sound result clear and with good dynamics.
        Just have the patiece to wait around 20/30 hour and the sound come out even better.
        As I said, it's a really good choice.

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        • Over a year
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        (6 of 6 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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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

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

                       
                      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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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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!

                              • 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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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              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

                                (4 of 4 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 & A

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                                    • Q:

                                      Will it play 78s without damaging the record or the stylus?
                                      Asked on 8/20/2017 by Bryce from MN

                                      1 answer

                                    • Q:

                                      How many hours of runtime is the AT95E rated for (i.e., how many hours should I put on it before I should replace the stylus?)
                                      Asked on 7/26/2017 by Jeff R from Seattle, WA

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                                      • Staff Reviewer

                                        A:

                                        An elliptical stylus tip is estimated of 400 hours of use.

                                        Answered on 7/31/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                    • Q:

                                      I have AT-LP120-USB Turntable with the AT95E cartridge. Three questions: (1) When should I replace the cartridge; (2) when should I replace the stylus; and (3) when you purchase the cartridge does the stylus come with it? thank you.
                                      Asked on 7/18/2017 by pilsung from wellington, fl

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                                        A:

                                        1. The cartridge may be replaced if/when it is malfunctioning. In most cases, the cartridge may never have to be changed.
                                        2. The stylus should be changed after roughly 300 hours of use when you hear a tonal change.
                                        3. Yes.

                                        Answered on 7/24/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                    • Q:

                                      I have a Dual 1229 turntable, will this cartridge work with it?
                                      Asked on 6/29/2017 by Bill from Jacksonville FL

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                                        A:

                                        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the AT95E is compatible. Here are a few other options that will work as well in good, better, best order:
                                        VM520EB
                                        VM530EN
                                        VM540ML
                                        VM740ML

                                        Answered on 7/5/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                    • Q:

                                      I don't know a lot about this stuff, I just wanted to know if this would work for a Technics Direct Drive Automatic SL-3300?
                                      Asked on 6/6/2017 by Briony from AZ

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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 6/8/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                    • Q:

                                      I have a Garrard GT-35P turntable that I bought when I was in high school 40 years ago. will the AT95E work on it?
                                      Asked on 6/6/2017 by Steve from Wisconsin

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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 6/8/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                    • Q:

                                      Is the AT95E cartridge an MM type or MC? My McIntosh amp has inputs for both.
                                      Asked on 6/2/2017 by Sparky from Middleton WI

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                                    • Q:

                                      Will a AT440mlb stylus fit on AT95E cartridge ?
                                      Asked on 5/5/2017 by Jeff from Auburn, NY

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                                        A:

                                        No. The AT440MLb stylus will not perform as spec'ed with the AT95E cartridge.

                                        Answered on 5/9/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                                    • Q:

                                      I lost the the hardware package with the screws nuts and washers how can I get a replacement. Thank You.
                                      Asked on 4/7/2017 by Jayded from Union, New Jersey, 07083 USA.

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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 4/7/2017 by Anonymous
                                    • Q:

                                      Is there a break-in period required before optimal sound quality is achieved?
                                      Asked on 3/20/2017 by Alan from CA

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