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Headshell/Cartridge Combo Kit

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  • Overview

    Includes AT120Eb Cartridge and AT-HS10BK Headshell.

    The AT120Eb cartridge features a vector-aligned dual magnet design and A-Tís exclusive Paratoroidal signal generator. .3 x .7 mil elliptical.

    The lightweight aluminum AT-HS10BK is a universal Ĺ"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges. Featuring an aluminum die-cast body, the AT-HS10BK is designed to keep vibration to the bare minimum. The finger lift is positioned near the front of headshell to enable precise placement of the stylus onto the record. The headshell is equipped with gold-plated lead wires for lossless signal transmission and comes with mounting screws. Fits the AT-LP120-USB and AT-LP1240-USB direct-drive turntables.

    This product has been discontinued. Please see similar model VM530EN/H.

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-25,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 28 (dB at 1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.0-1.8 grams
    Stylus Construction Nude round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Output 4.0 (mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
    Cantilever Aluminum Pipe
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN120EB

    Coil impedance : 3,200 ohms at 1 kHz
    DC resistance : 800
    Coil inductance (mH, 1 kHz) : 490
    Dynamic compliance (x10-6 cm/dyne) : 10
    Static compliance (x10-6 cm/dyne) : 35
    Vertical tracking angle : 20-degree
    Dimensions (mm) : H 17.3 x W 16.0 X D 28.2
    Weight (g) : 6.5

    Material: Aluminum
    Connector: Aluminum
    Weight: 10.0 g (0.4 oz), excluding lead wire
    Dimensions: 13.7 mm (0.5") H ◊ 21.0 mm (0.8") W ◊ 52.0 mm (2.0") D
    Accessories: Installation screws (16 mm ◊ 2, 10 mm ◊ 2), Nuts x 2, Plastic washers x 2

  • Downloads

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

  • Q & A

    Will this work on my sl-d2 turntable? I can not find a needle that fits my current cartridge... any suggestions would be great!!


    Yes, it appears your listed turntable will accommodate a standard 1/2 inch mount cartridge. You may confirm with the turntable manufacturer.


    The new Audio Technica turntable I just purchased comes with an ATN 95E stylis. (1) Is the 120EB/HSB combo compatible with my AT turntable LP120Pro and (2) if it is will this significantly improve the sound quality?


    Yes, the AT120EB cartridge is an upgrade from the AT95E cartridge may be used on the AT-LP120-USB turntable.


    What will the counter weight setting be on my AT LP120 using this cartridge? Is there a link I can go to that has this information?


    The tracking force for the AT120Eb cartridge is 1.0-1.8 grams. You may find additional helpful information here:


    If I buy this combo will I need to buy a needle as well?


    Thank you for your inquiry. No the needle is the orange plastic piece. It is included with the cartridge. However, If you would like to purchase an extra needle you will need the ATN120EB.


    Hi. I recently purchased a brand new Roland TT99 with an AT95ECD cartridge with on a Roland headshell. Does this combo kit fit the Roland TT99 tonearm? Thank you.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Your headshell does take a half inch mount, which is what this cartridge is. Please note this is a low compliance cartridge which is best suited for tone arm with high tone arm mass. I cannot find any information about the effective tone arm mass for the turntable. You may need to ask Roland.


    Hello, what is the average time of life of this cartridge/needle? I already got one and I'm about to use it but I thought it would be convenient to know that. Thanks!


    Thank you for your inquiry. The cartridge should last years. For the stylus it depends on several factors, especially the tracking force. You should get between 500 and 1000 hours on the stylus.


    Does the cartridge come pre-aligned in the headshell or does it need to be adjusted once installed?


    The cartridge should be pre-aligned. However, checking the alignment is an excellent approach before use. If you need assistance with aligning your cartridge, please visit the following link: If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!