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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The AT-XP5 is specially designed for the needs of DJs. This cartridge features a highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body and a tracking force of 2 to 4 grams. It also offers a powerful output level of 5.5 mV, and its 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tracks the record groove with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Plus, the cartridge is specifically designed to provide maximum visibility of the stylus tip.

  • Features

    • 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tip

    • Highly-rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body

    • 5.5 mV high-level output

    • Tracking force of 2.0 to 4.0 grams (3.0 grams standard)

    • Durable carbon fiber-reinforced ABS cantilever and nylon wire suspension ensure precise tracking

    • Design offers maximum visibility of the stylus tip

    • Great tracking and channel separation for high-fidelity sound

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-18,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 20 (dB at 1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 2.0-4.0 g (3.0 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Output 5.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
    Channel Balance 2.0 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
    Cantilever Carbon fiber-reinforced ABS
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN-XP5

    Coil impedance: 6.7 k ohms (1 kHz)
    DC resistance: 990 ohms
    Recommended load capacitance: 100 to 200 pF
    Coil inductance: 1.0 H (1 kHz)
    Vertical tracking angle: 20
    Dimensions: 17.2 mm (0.68") H 17.8 mm (0.67") W 28.3 mm (1.20") D
    Weight: 6.2 g (0.22 oz)

  • Downloads

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

  • Q & A

    I just ordered your flagship turntable that comes with at-xp5dj cart. Does this cartridge provide your best available sound quality or should one consider an upgrade? Thanks for any advice, Jack


    Thank you for your inquiry. This is a good cartridge, although there are upgrades available.