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AT95E

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 Alloy tube
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus ATN95E



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    Audio-TechnicaAT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge
     
    4.8

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    • Excellent sound (6)
    • Casual listening (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I recommend it !

    By 

    from Quebec , Canada

    Pros

    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

        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

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Casual Listening
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        • Casual Listener
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        • Over a year
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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This cartridge sounds absolutely great!

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        from Amsterdam

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound

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            Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

            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.!!

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Casual Listening
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Intermediate
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Less than a month
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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The class at a budget price

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            from Italy

            Pros

            • Excellent Sound

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                Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                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.

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                • Over a year
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                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A excellent cartridge!

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                from Athens, Greece

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet 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!

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                    • Less than a month
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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    WOW1

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                    from Louisville, Ky.

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Professional Features
                    • Versatile

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                        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!!

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                        • Less than a month
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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

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

                        By 

                        from Michigan, USA

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                        • Excellent Sound

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                            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!

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                            • Less than a month
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                            (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Horrendous Documentation, Great Sound

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                            from Worcester MA

                            Pros

                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Value

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Use

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                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                              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.

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                              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              What a nice piece of kit !

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                              from Christchurch New Zealand

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                              • Excellent Sound

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                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                                  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.

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                                  • Up to a year
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                                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great budget cartridge!

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                                  from Portland, OR

                                  Site Member

                                  Pros

                                  • Archiving
                                  • budget audiophile
                                  • Casual Listening

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                                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet 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!

                                      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                      • Casual Listening
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                                      • Audiophile
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                                      • Less than a month
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                                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      The change was so good

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                                      from Mexico

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                                      Pros

                                      • Casual Listening
                                      • Great sound

                                      Cons

                                      • The design

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                                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet Cartridge:

                                        I needed a new cartridge for my ATLP-120 Turntable so the first option was the atp-2 (which was the cartridge included in the TT), then I was told the ATLP-120 now comes with the AT95E, so after a couple of questions I decided to buy the AT95E, the design is still awful but the sound is crisp and brilliant, it manages the tracking error so good (much better than the ATP-2), I must say that the ATP-2 sounds louder, but louder doesn't mean better, great cartridge. (Thanks for answering my questions)
                                        Kharlos

                                        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                        • Casual Listening
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                                        • Intermediate
                                        • How long have you used this product?:
                                        • Less than a month

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                                        • Q:

                                          Is this a MM or MC cartridge?
                                          Asked on 6/3/2018 by Fred from Naples, FL

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. This is a moving magnet cartridge.

                                            Answered on 6/8/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                        • Q:

                                          Will this cartridge work with a JVC L-A55 turntable?
                                          Asked on 5/18/2018 by Rachel from Plainwell, Michigan

                                          1 answer

                                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this will work.

                                            Answered on 5/22/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                                        • Q:

                                          Is there an optimum wire gauge to use to connect to the AT95E? What is the largest wire gauge that can be used?
                                          Asked on 5/17/2018 by Floating Record Player from Troy, MI

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have a recommendation for this. The length of the wire is so short that it would not be an issue.

                                            Answered on 5/22/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                        • Q:

                                          Is the AT95E stylus really a .3x.7 tip or is it a .4x.7 tip? The specs on the website indicate it is .3x.7 but this would be a change since historically it is .4x.7. Also, what is the physical difference between the AT95E and AT95EX other than color? I know the EX has a higher frequency response, but why?
                                          Asked on 4/22/2018 by Jonathan from Winchester, Indiana

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. It is. 3 X .7.

                                            Answered on 5/15/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                        • Q:

                                          Will 95e work with the LP3. Is this my best choice over the stock stylist that came with it?
                                          Asked on 3/16/2018 by George Green from Phoenix AZ

                                          1 answer

                                        • Q:

                                          I have a mitsubishi dp-ec8, is that a fit?
                                          Asked on 2/25/2018 by F1ng3rt1ps from Québec, Canada

                                          1 answer

                                        • Q:

                                          Hi, I bought this to replace a cartridge on my vintage Onkyo Dynamic Four 700 system and the output to the speakers is extremely low, very "tin-y" and lacking any bottom end. Switching back to the vintage cartridge seems to work fine.

                                          The cartridge is being amplified through a phono stage.
                                          Asked on 2/22/2018 by Andy from Ontario

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact support in your part of the world (see below). They will be happy to help.

                                            For consumer audio products contact:
                                            Erikson Consumer
                                            Head Office
                                            21000 Transcanada
                                            Baie D'Urfé, Québec
                                            Tel: 514-457-2555 Toll Free: 800-567-3275
                                            Fax: 514-457-0055 Toll Free: 866-450-5507
                                            E-mail: info@eriksonconsumer.com
                                            Web: www.eriksonconsumer.com

                                            Answered on 2/27/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                        • Q:

                                          I have just read that the cartridge supplied with the AT-LP120-USB is not to be used with 78 RPM records. Why doesn't this very important information appear ANYWHERE in the instructions packaged with the unit??? If I had not done considerable research, I would not have known this and probably ruined my needle.
                                          Asked on 2/14/2018 by JOE from NEW ALBANY, IN

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your comment. There are different styli and cartridges available for different functions such as casual listening, audiophile, DJ and playing 78's. The provided cartridge is included to meet the needs of the majority of those purchasing the turntable.

                                            Answered on 2/19/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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                                          Hi, I have a vintage Yamaha YP-66 turntable, is this a fit?
                                          Asked on 2/12/2018 by Jazz the Yamaha fanatic from Moncton, Canada

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                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this should work on that turntable, half inch mount medium compliance.

                                            Answered on 2/19/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                        • Q:

                                          Is this cartridge compatible with a Stanton T92 USB turntable?
                                          Thanks!
                                          Asked on 2/5/2018 by Daniel from undisclosed

                                          1 answer

                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it should work.

                                            Answered on 2/8/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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