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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 bought your top of the line dj turntable at-lp1240-xp usb model, it came with the at- xp5 dj cartridge. What is the best upgrade phono cartridges for this model? I would also like to know do you still sell the AT-LP1240 USB model without the cartridge and if so is it discount or discontinued at this time? Thank you so much for all your assistance and please keep up the good work love your products. Very best regards.


    The AT-LP1240-USB (non XP) is no longer available and that was the model that did not include a cartridge. Some dealers may still have some stock but no longer available here from us the manufacturer. For upgraded cartridges, I would recommend you look at our VM line of cartridges.


    Does AT have any upgrade stylus for this cartridge? For home listening.


    You may use the VM95 family of stylus with the XP family of cartridges.


    Is this cartridge compatible with the At-vm95 line of styli? Would I be able to replace the stylus with an at-vm95en?


    No it is not.


    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.