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Dual Moving Coil Cartridge

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  • Overview
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    The new half-inch standard mount .3 x .7 mil elliptical AT33EV cartridge features a tapered duralumin cantilever. Dual Moving Coil cartridge design increases channel separation and extends the frequency response range delivering extraordinary audio quality. Internally constructed with neodymium magnet for enhanced magnetic energy and PCOCC wire for pure audio transmission.

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 15-50,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 grams (2.0 grams standard)
    Recommended Load Impedance 100 ohms (with head amplifier connected)
    Output 0.3 (mV at 1 kHz, 3.54 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape 0.3 x 0.7 mil nude elliptical
    Cantilever Duralumin tapered pipe
    Mount Half-inch

  • Downloads

    AT33EV Manual (pdf 5.04 M)
    A Guide to Phono Cartridges (pdf 669.29 KB)
  • Reviews

    I love this cart


    I 've used this cart with SME IV arm for over 2 years now. In some musics (e.g. solo/small ensemble jazz) it sounds at par with much pricier outfits. In most classical and rock grooves it is also great, the only situation where the AT33EV may find difficulties is big orchestras (e.g. Mahler synphonies). I use a Shelter 901 on another table, also with an SME arm (the 312), and I find a much cheaper AT richer, more coherent and overall giving a better listening experience. (The Shelter, though, is more detailed and possibly less coloring).

    Moscow, Russia


    Love the AT33EV!


    This is a wonderful all around cartridge. Works well with all music, I listen to mostly rock, jazz and classical and it excels at all three genres. If care is taken with setup (proper SRA, tracking force and azimuth and importantly geometric alignment) the AT33EV sings. Use with a quality SUT and be rewarded with sweet liquid natural sounds. It has great bass slam and rythmic drive which propels the music along with finesse, a lush mid and delicate highs.. I wonder how this cart would sound with an ML stylus!

    Seattle WA


    AT33EV Dual Moving Coil Cartridge

    4.5 2


  • Q & A

    I see you recommend a load of 100 ohms "with a head amp" ... I have a Kenwood C2 and it allows me to load an MC cartridge with 100 ohms ... is this suffice to drive the cart or I still need a separate head amp in between the C2 and the turntable? Here you have a link to a pic of the preamp where you can see how you can set it.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Set the C2 to MC 100 and you should be fine,


    The literature with my AT33EV tells me how to exchange a cartridge with worn stylus for a new cartridge. Unfortunately my cartridge was damaged in a move (bent cantilever) so my stylus didn't have a chance to wear out. Can I take advantage of that same policy, i.e. exchange old for new cartridge for the cost of a stylus replacement?


    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5009 or at for assistance with this.


    I have a Pioneer PL-55X turntable. The last two cartridges were AT's. Of course I don't have boxes indicating the serial numbers, so do you have something compatible for me? Appears to have two mounting screws and four wires which plug into the tone arm. Thanks!


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


    How many hours can I expect my cartridge to last? I clean the stylus after 5 record plays, use a anti static brush and zero stat gun before each play. Records are always cleaned after purchase. All turntable specs are matched to cartridge. After playing hours are met..can I get a re-tip since the stylus can't be changed? Thank you!


    500 to 1000 hours. We do not re-tip our MC type cartridges. We offer a cartridge exchange program instead. Send in your worn cartridge, and for a modest fee we will replace the entire cartridge with the same (if available) or equivalent model.


    Will this replace the AT20SS?

    To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    I have an AT33EV and an EAR MC-4 SUT. Any recommendation on which of the four SUT inputs /settings to use? (e.g., 3, 6, 12, or 40 OHM)? Thanks!


    40 ohms


    Will this product work on a P Mount Tone Arm?


    Thank you for your inquiry. This will not work. This is a half inch mount. You can adapt a P mount cartridge to a half inch, but not the other way around.


    I have a at36ml mc what do you have that would replace it

    Vernon Tate

    Unfortunately, we are not familiar with the AT36ML. For further assistance, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: Thanks!


    I bought the at33-ev about 5 months ago from zzounds and as i look at it mounted i think the suspension on the cantilever has failed. The cartridge is so close to the record that even with a small warp of the lp the cartridge bottom hits the lp. I have everything set up correctly. The vta, overhang and tracking force are all correct. Can i return this cartridge for another one. Also i maybe have 50 to 60 hours on the cartridge. Thank you brad kessler


    Please return the cartridge to us for evaluation. Visit for instructions.


    Regarding AT33EV I'm looking for AT33PTG/II, but it's not available anymore. Can I use AT33EV instead?


    You can certainly use the AT33EV instead. Like the AT33PTG/II, it is a moving coil design. Provided your stereo has moving coil cartrdige capabilities, the AT33EV is equally compatible.