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Dual Magnet Cartridge

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  • Overview

    The half-inch standard mount AT95E phonograph cartridge offers outstanding clarity and detail. Reviewers have rated this affordable, high-performance cartridge as a best buy value. Manufactured to Audio-Technica's renowned quality standards, each cartridge is meticulously assembled with remarkably tight tolerances. The elliptical diamond stylus is designed to track record grooves with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Includes mounting hardware and stylus guard.

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
    Channel Separation >20 dB at 1 kHz
    Tracking Force Range 1.5-2.5 grams
    2.0 grams (20 mN) recommended tracking force
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Output 3.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance within 2.0 dB
    Stylus Type 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond stylus
    Cantilever Aluminum pipe
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN95E

  • 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

    AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge

    4.8 12


  • Q & A

    I have this cartridge with my ATLP120 turntable and really enjoy this machine. Is there a similar cartridge to use with my other turntable a technics slb10 that is a p mount? Thank you very much.


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


    Where is it made?


    Thank you for your inquiry. They are manufactured in Japan.


    Hi, just asking if this is compatible with my Pioneer PL-15D-II Turntable? Thank you.


    Thank you for your inquiry. It appears that it will.


    AT-LP -120-USB AT95E Connected RCA out to Onkyo HT-RC360 TV/CD input as per Onkyo manual ( no PHONO in ) Onkyo manual says MM cartridge is compatible. Cartridge is generating feedback in sub-woofer. It's a slow smooth pulse not steady. Sound is coming out of only one channel in stereo. Connections correct. I bought this turntable about 4 years ago and has been in box. First time use was 9/6/18.


    Thank you for your inquiry. If the turntable is in close proximity to the sub you can experience feedback at higher volumes. Try moving the turntable away fro the speakers.


    Dear at AT i am looking for this cartridge to buy but i have been informed that there are many counterfeits. What is the actual packaging of the original and what to have in mind when i will order it from eshops?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Audio-Technica location in your world area. Please see the below link for our global locations.


    I have a TEAC TN 300 with a AT95E cartridge. I have replaced it already twice and was looking for a better and more reliable cartridge, any recommendations?


    Depending on the specifications of your tonearm compliance, you may likely use most standard half inch mounted cartridges such as our VM Moving Magnet line of cartridges.


    I have a Sony PS-T2 turntable, is this compatible?


    Thank you for your inquiry.


    is this the same cartridge as the Audio Technica 3003 .3 x .7 LT111?


    Thank you for your inquiry. No it is not.


    I have a phono preamp that has a switchable input capacitance (100pF or 200pF), I can't tell from the specs which setting is appropriate for this cartridge?


    Thank you for your inquiry. I would set it at 100pF since the cable itself will be adding some capacitance.


    Will this work with a Technics SL-Q200 vintage. Table works fine, currently has Audio Technica SS441A/U


    Thank you for your inquiry. No this model would not work because the SL-Q200 has a p-mount tonearm and needs a p-mount cartridge. Here are the p-mount models we currently have to offer: AT81CP AT85EP