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  • Overview

    This 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical cartridge fits P-mount turntables. It features precision engineering and many other features found in the more expensive Audio-Technica cartridges.

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 20 (dB at 1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.0-1.5 g (1.25 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Output 3.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
    Channel Balance 2.0 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
    Cantilever Aluminum pipe
    Mount P-mount
    Replacement Stylus ATN85EP

    Coil impedance: 2.8 k ohms (1 kHz)
    DC resistance: 410 ohms
    Recommended load capacitance: 100 to 200 pF
    Coil inductance: 400 mH (1 kHz)
    Vertical tracking angle: 20
    Dimensions: 15.3 mm (0.60") H 10.0 mm (0.39") W 35.1 mm (1.38") D
    Weight: 6.0 g (0.21 oz)

  • Downloads

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

  • Q & A

    I have a Technics SL-B35 turntable that came with an Audio Technica TC 150EP cartridge. Will the AT85EP serve as a replacement?


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Hello I have a Technics SL-QD2S with a cartridge EPC-270C type T4P, would the AT85EP cartridge be a compatible replacement? Thanks

    Miguel B.

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance.


    what turntables does this product work in?


    You may use P Mounted cartridges with any turntable that will accommodate P Mounted cartridges.


    AT85EP cartridge same as Series III cartridge?


    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at for assistance with this.


    Hello...I have an Audio Technica TR451U cartridge mounted in a Technics SL-DD22 turntable and I'm looking for a replacement. Would the Audio Technica AT85EP cartridge be the replacement and does it includes the stylus? Thanks


    It appears your listed turntable allows for P Mounted cartridges and the AT85EP would be a comparable replacement.


    bought a at85ep that replaces the original st-66d, but cannot adjust speed down to where it sounds normal (always to fast). What am I doing wrong or does that replace the old st-66dl


    A speed issue would be with the turntable and not within the cartridge. I recommend contacting the turntable manufacturer.


    Is the AT85EP the best replacement fore the AT311EP cartridge?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, that would be a suitable replacement.


    i have a technics sl-q30 turntable would the AT85EP cartridge be correct Thank you


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it will.


    Hello, Will this cartridge work on a a Technics SL Q200 turntable. Please help me for right choice on the cartridge and stylus. Thanks


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this cartridge will work on your turntable.


    i have a audio-technica VS215EP pmount cartridge that needs replacement. it goes to a Technics SL-BD2 turntable.. what cartridge would you rec.? thanks


    Thank you for your inquiry. If your turntable uses a p-mount cartridge, then any of our p-mount models will be compatible with your turntable. Since your previous cartridge/stylus was elliptical, the closest current model would be the AT85EP.