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  • Overview

    The half-inch mount CN5625AL cartridge is an outstanding entry-level cartridge.

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 20/15 (dB at 1 kHz/10 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.5-3.0 grams
    Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Output 4.2 (mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance 1.5 dB
    Stylus Shape 0.7 mil conical
    Cantilever Alloy tube
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN5625AL

  • Downloads

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

    Buy AT95e instead


    Horrible sound quality. For just a few dollars more you can have the budget superstar of cheapo cartridges-the AT95e...or a Grado. This is a waste of money and time. Anyone that thinks this sounds good, must not have very discerning ears or nothing else to compare it to.



    Excellent cartridge for the price.


    I purchased this cartridge to install on my Luxman PD-284 turntable that I found at a thrift store. Clean sound, not bright like some cartridges. Channel separation is a bit shy but for the price you get a very decent cartridge. Great cartridge for someone on a budget but want good entry level quality.



    For the low price, this is an excellent cartridge.


    For the low price, this is an excellent quality cartridge. Using the same turntable and tonearm to compare, the CN5625AL has comparable quality to my AKG P15.

    Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada

    CN5625AL Cartridge

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  • Q & A

    Can I use this on my Dual turntable model 1249?


    You may use with a standard half inch mounted tone arm. You may check with your turntable specs to verify their tone arm will accommodate.


    what is the weight of this cartridge with stylus?


    The mass is 5.0 grams.


    I have a Toshiba 320M cartridge with stylus, would this work for me?


    We have not been able to confirm what type of mount the C-320M Cartridge made by Toshiba is. If is a standard half-inch type mount the CN5625AL Cartridge should work in it's place.


    What is the stylus or cartridge overhang on a half inch universal headshell that is used on an audio technica AT PL 120 turntable tonearm?




    Dear Sir , Madam Audio Technica CN5625AL is stereo are mono cartrige ? Thank you. A.D.




    Can I replace the stylus of an AT91 cartridge by installing an AT95 stylus in the original cartridge body? If I could do that, would I also need to adjust the tracking weight?


    Thanks for you inquiry. Unfortunately the ATN95E stylus is not compatible with AT91R cartridge.

    Would this cartridge work as a beginer cartridge for a Technics SL-1200 ?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the CN5625AL is a great beginner cartridge for your turntable.


    Does this cartridge work with the stir it up turntable from house of marley?


    Thank you for your inquiry. It is hard to find any technical information on this, although I did find someone using an AT100E cartridge. The CN5625AL may work, but I cant find any information other than marketing stuff about the turntable.


    Is this cartridge and stylus appropriate for an old Technics SL-D2 Direct Drive turntable? Is there one that is better for Not a Lot more money? Does the stylus come with the cartridge? Thank You!


    Thank you for your inquiry. This cartridge will work, but is probably not the best route to go. Your turntable has a medium tonearm mass which is best suited with a medium compliance cartridge. The CN5625AL is a low compliance cartridge. A better choice would be the AT100E, although that is a more expensive cartridge.


    Hi, would this work with a shorewood pd-913r turntable?


    Thank you for your inquiry. I can find very little information about this turntable. I'm not sure that your cartridge can be replaced. The turntable was originally fitted with an ATN-3600DLX stylus which is available at