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  • Overview
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    This 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical cartridge fits half-inch mount turntables. It features durable dual-magnet design, excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality.

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-22,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 20 (dB at 1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Angle20
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.5-2.5 g (2.0 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Coil Impedance2.8 k ohms (1 kHz)
    DC Resistance410 ohms
    Coil Inductance400 mH (1 kHz)
    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 Half-inch
    Weight5.7 g (0.20 oz)
    Dimensions17.2 mm (0.68") H 17.0 mm (0.67") W 30.5 mm (1.20") D
    Replacement Stylus ATN95EX

  • Downloads

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

    I'm falbergasted speechles ;-)


    As i wrote in review title comment. I's unbelievable good , and for this price? Holycrp ;-). It is like the good old philips GP412 with Shibata MKII from back in the days! Its that good or better, hence it is that type of sound/musicality. Real Hi-Fi thus.

    Vancouver BC Canada


    I recommend it !


    This cartridge is supplied with the At-LP120 turntable , the sound is OK when played with this turntable , but then i tried it on a Technics SL-220 and there was a HUUUGE improvement on the sound quality . Clear sound and great details with a very good separation

    Quebec , Canada


    This cartridge sounds absolutely great!


    I own a Dual 704 and i wanted a better catridge since it had a Shure m70 that sounded just thin on this machine (it sounds good on my old pioneer PL 112D though). So i was in the market for a new cartridge. I read some really possitive things about this one so i bought it . Man was i suprised! The sound is just so vivid now! Enough bass, and an overal clarity that is much better as my old cart. I'm absolutely in love with this cartridge! I alway knew my Dual was capable of a much better sound but i thought i would have to get really expensive cartridges. But that seems not nescessary. Great! Thank T.A.!!



    The class at a budget price


    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.



    A excellent 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!

    Athens, Greece




    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!!

    Louisville, Ky.


    Give it a helping hand, then sit back and be amazed!


    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!

    Michigan, USA


    Horrendous Documentation, Great Sound


    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.

    Worcester MA

    What a nice piece of kit !


    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.

    Christchurch New Zealand


    great budget 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!

    Portland, OR

    AT95EX Cartridge

    4.8 12


  • Q & A

    Will this cartridge work on the Audio-Technica lp3 and would it be a good upgrade?


    Yes and yes.


    Will this work on a stanton t52 with straight arm?


    You may use the AT95EX with any tonearm that will accommodate half inch mounted cartridges.


    Can you please enlighten me on the differences between the AT95E and AT95EX. Thanks Jim


    The AT95E and the AT95Ex are the same except for the dampener. The AT95Ex has a new dampener which is used to reduce resonance above 10k.


    Is this cartridge compatable with a vintage Technics SL 23 turntable? If not, can you recommend a few mid priced items? Thank you, Andrew

    Andy the okie

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it would.


    Can this replace the AT91R would like to use on audio technica lp3 turntable

    Dave record collector

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes you may use the AT95EX on the LP3 turntable if you wanted to upgrade the cartridge/stylus.


    Will this replace an Auto Technica TR475U?


    No it will not. The TR475U was a p-mount (also known as plug-in or T4P) type cartridge. The AT95EX is a standard half-inch mount type cartridge.