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
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    5.0

    great budget cartridge!

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    from Portland, OR

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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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        • Casual Listening
        • Great sound

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        • 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

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          • Casual Listening
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          • Intermediate
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          • Less than a month
           
          4.0

          Excellent value for money

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          from Toronto, Canada

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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:

                What numerical specification should I set my turntable counterweight on for optimum use of my AT95E?

                The installation manual for my new AT-LP 120-USB turntable instructs me to "refer to the specifications section for tracking force value for the cartridge that shipped with the turntable." I seem not to have that specifications section. What numerical specification should I set my turntable counterweight for? I neither want my records to skip nor to damage my AT95E dual magnet cartridge. Thank you.
                Asked on 6/23/2015 by Attackerman from Brooklyn, NY, USA

                1 answer

                • A:

                  2.0 grams

                  Answered on 6/23/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                I have an Azur p551mm pre amp and was wondering if a dual magnet is MM and will work with my new At95E dual magnet cartridge
                Asked on 4/15/2015 by TheHammer from Williamsburg, VA, USA

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                • A:

                  Yes, our dual-magnet cartridges are moving magnet (MM) type cartridges. The AT95E should work well with the 551P.

                  Answered on 4/16/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                Best cartridge for AL-AP120

                Please, I have an AL-AP120 model and I would like to know what is the best cartridge only to hear vinyls. It´s really the AT95E or there any one better? I'm not a DJ, I hear my records at home. But I want the really best sound quality. What cartridge should I use?
                Asked on 2/5/2014 by FHCA from Brazil

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                • A:

                  Try the AT95E, It does not cost so much and it sounds great. You may spend more with another A.T. Cart but you will still have this one as a back up. Fact is I doubt you will go and spend any more after you try this Cart.

                  Answered on 3/27/2015 by vsat88 from Alabama, USA
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                  Thank you for your inquiry,. I assume you mean the AT-LP120-USB. The AT95E is a good general purpose cartridge. If you want to upgrade, below is listed several form good to top of the line.

                  At120E - Good
                  AT440MLA - Better
                  AT150MLX - Best

                  Answered on 2/12/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                Which protractor type is used for AT95E
                Asked on 10/26/2012 by f5againstone from New England

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                • A:

                  We do not have a specific recommendation for a cartridge alignment protractor. Check out models from dB Systems, Ortofon, and printable models from enjoythemusic.com and vinylengine.com. Note that some protractors are made for specific turntables/tonearms. Either select a model that is specifically for your turntable/tonearm or select a universal model.

                  Answered on 12/10/2012 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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                AT95E or ATP-2? (second question)

                First of all, thank you so much for answering to the previous question, I'm not a DJ, I just enjoy listening good vinyls at home, So, Will I get a better sound with the AT95E? Does the lighter vertical tracking force provides a better sound quality? (Again compared to the ATP2XN), I'm going to be honest, I'm about to buy a new one, and honestly I don't like the AT95E design, instead I really like the ATP-2 design, but if AT95E provides a better sound quality, I won't care about the design!, So, will I get a better sound? will it be noticeable? Thanks in advance
                Asked on 9/28/2012 by kharlos from Mexico

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                • A:

                  If you're not a DJ, go with the AT95E.

                  Answered on 10/2/2012 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                AT95E or ATP-2?

                I bought a turntable (ATLP120) last year and it came with an ATP-2 cartridge, I recommended the turntable to a friend, and he bought one, but I noticed the cartridge was not the same, so I took a look at Amazon and I noticed that the ATLP120 now comes with the AT95E as I am always looking for a better sound quality, I want to know if the AT95E is better. Would you recommend me to change the ATP-2 for a AT95E?, what are the advantages? Are there any disadvantages? Is the AT95E cartridge an improvement? (Compared to the ATP-2 cartridge) Thank you very much
                Asked on 9/23/2012 by Kharlos from Mexico

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                • A:

                  Generally speaking, the AT95E Cartridge is considered better (relative to the ATP-2XN) for casual use, because of its lighter vertical tracking force (1g - 2g). However, if you're a DJ, the ATP-2XN Cartridge will be better because of its heavier tracking force (3g - 5g).

                  Answered on 9/26/2012 by AudioSolutionsSpec2 from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                Does the AT95E come with mounting screws?
                Asked on 6/4/2012 by zipjay from South Williamson, KY, USA

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                  Yes, two sets, one short, one long -- depending on headshell thickness, use the right set!

                  Answered on 3/31/2015 by wildSkye from Portland, OR
                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, its does include mounting screws.

                  Answered on 6/4/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
              • Q:

                Cartridge loading

                I'm considering the purchase of a phone preamp that has selectable cartridge loading and the right hand switch is selectable between 50, 150 and 300pf. Which one should I use for the AT95E?
                Asked on 2/13/2012 by Scott from Merrimack, NH, USA

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                • A:

                  Cartridge loading is subjective — it changes the shape of the response of the cart and trying different loads won't do any damage. 50 has become the "standard." Virtually every phono stage in every consumer receiver has had this loading for the last 40 years. But that doesn't mean that's where all cartridges sound best. Just play around and use the one that sounds best to you. It'll likely either be the 50 or the 150.

                  Answered on 4/2/2012 by OldStyle from Milwaukee, WI, USA
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                  The recommended load capacitance for the AT95E Cartridge is 100 to 200 pf. Since the 150 pf setting falls right in the middle of this range, your preamp should provide good results at this setting.

                  Answered on 2/15/2012 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
              • Q:

                Is a stylus for playing 78s available for the AT95 cartridge?
                Asked on 1/30/2012 by Fran

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                • A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Audio Technica does not manufacture a 78 stylus for this cartridge, but a company called LPGear does. You can check with them at LPGear.com.

                  Answered on 2/6/2012 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
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