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Audio-Technica OC9ML/III Phono Cartridge

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$679.00

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SKU: AT-OC9MLIII
Moving coil cartridge with polished elliptical diamond tip, for the best in clarity, transparency, precise stereo imaging, lower distortion and extended vinyl life. A-T Vector-Aligned design, with two moving coils mounted at 90 degrees in place of the two moving magnets. Especially strong and rigid VC mold holds the coils in place for minimized vibration Precision-crafted aluminum alloy body Hard resin structure designed for high rigidity, minimized vibration and improved SNR Brass mounting screw designed to optimally produce high sound quality for the cartridge.

Sound Hifi Review

If you’ve always wondered what a good moving-coil cartridge sounds like, don’t want to spend a bundle to find out, and have the equipment to handle its low output, then by all means pick up an Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II. It is a worthy first step on the journey into the realm of the moving-coil cartridges, one that makes all the magic happen every time you play your records. Its quickness into and out of each note, its ability to portray space, and its bass detail are very endearing, no matter its price. At the end of my listening to AT-OC9ML/II, I was struck by just how good this inexpensive moving-coil cartridge is. It offers many, many virtues and few shortcomings, and its recommendation is a no-brainer.
Features:
  • Special Line Contact stylus with solid boron cantilever
  • Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke for increased magnetic concentration and energy
  • PCOCC used for coils and terminal pins for pure electrical transmission
  • Dual moving coil for high separation and wide response
  • Especially strong and rigid VC mold holds the coils in place for minimized vibration
  • Precision-crafted aluminum alloy body
  • Hard resin structure designed for high rigidity, minimized vibration and improved SNR
  • Brass mounting screw designed to optimally produce high sound quality for the cartridge
  • Technical Data:
  • Tonearm mount: Standard 1/2 inch
  • Type: Moving Coil, dual moving coil design
  • Frequency response: 15 - 50,000 Hz
  • Output voltage: 0.4 mV (1 kHz and 5 cm/sec)
  • Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Recommended load impedance: Minimum 100 Ω
  • Coil impedance: 12 Ω
  • DC resistance: 12 Ω
  • Channel separation: 30dB (1 kHz)
  • Channel balance: better than 0.5dB (1 kHz)
  • Dynamic compliance: 18.0 x 10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)
  • Static compliance: 35 x 10-6cm/dyne
  • Stylus: Contact Line diamond 0.0016 × 0.00028 inch (40 x 7 uM)
  • Cantilever: 0.26 Solid boron
  • Vertical tracking angle: 23°
  • External size: H17.3.x W16.8 x L25.7 mm
  • Weight: 8.0g
  • Accessories Included:
  • Nonmagnetic Screwdriver (x1)
  • Washers (x2)
  • Stylus protector (x1)
  • Screws - 11mm (x2), 16mm (x2)
  • Nuts (x2)
  • Stylus brush (x1)
  • PCOCC lead wire set (x1)
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