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  • Overview
  • Specifications
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  • Overview

    The AT120Eb has been discontinued. Please see the VM530EN Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge.

    Vector-Aligned Dual Magnet design and A-Tís exclusive Paratoroidal signal generator. .3 x .7 mil elliptical.

  • 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

  • Downloads

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

    Best cartridge in its price range


    This cartridge is perfect for replacement of all sorts of cartridges having worn needles. Most consumer turntables sitting in the attic that are going to be used again, will probably have a worn needle or cartridges that are no longer fit for use. Because the cantilever suspension is hardened. Just to stay on the safe side, replace this very important part of the turntable. That's where this exellent cart comes in. You can't go wrong but prior to install the product, check your turntable or have it checked if you're not sure how to do service your turntable. In most cases, this cartridge will outperform your existing cart, even if you replace that worn needle with a new one. For serious listening at reasonable prices. I have it in use for five years now, the needle is still in very good shape. Check your tone arm settings regularly, you will be rewarded with longevity of the needle, saving lots of cash that can be spend on records!

    Hekelingen, Holland


    AT120Eb Cartridge

    5.0 1


  • Q & A

    What would be the best tracking weight of this cartridge on a Linn Axis with Linn Akito arm and how would I know when I have obtained the best sound ? Thank you.


    Thank you for your inquiry. This site is designed to answer questions for the Americas. Please see the below link to find the Audio-Technica office responsible for your part of the globe. They will be happy to help.


    I just purchased new old stock at120E. What is the difference between 120E and 120Eb? Thanks.


    Thank you for your inquiry. There was a very minor change in the damper.


    Hi ! Can I replace a worn stylus of my AT-120EB cartridge with a new-type Microline stylus VMN-540ML for an even better performance? Thanks, Alex


    Yes, you may use the VMN540ML with your AT120Eb cartridge and would be an upgrade in the performance.


    How to install on AT 120 USB


    Thank you for your inquiry. Here is some information you may find to be useful:


    How to mount this cartridge on audio techinica 120 player?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please see the video and below bog entry.


    Hello! Would this work with my Braun PC-4000 turntable? Could / should I go for a better spec cartridge that will make a big difference? ;)


    Thank you for your inquiry. I can find no technical information for your turntable, so I cannot make a recommendation. The AT120Eb is a medium compliance cartridge with a half inch mount.




    Thank you for your inquiry. I am having difficulty finding the effective tone arm mass for the Dual 701. I have seen others use high compliance cartridges, but I believe the Medium compliance AT120Eb should work as well.


    About how many hours should I get out of this cartridge?


    Depending on the condition of your records, the stylus life is roughly 400-1000 hours of use.


    Hello, Will this cartridge be a good upgrade on my Teac TN 300 turntable? Thanks,


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this cartridge would be an upgrade to the AT95E that is supplied with the turntable.


    Is this cartridge appropriate for a Pioneer PL-530? Thanks


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this would work.