Audio Technica

Audio Technica AT-ART9XA Dual Moving Coil Cartridge

Item-ID: 10193

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AT-ART9XA

An update of the AT-ART7, the AT-ART9XA non-magnetic core MC cartridge features a Shibata stylus on a 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever.

The “ART” in the model number stands for Audio-Technica Reference Transducer, a designation that we give only to our flagship phono cartridges. Compared with the magnetic core used in most MC cartridges, non-magnetic core cartridges are free from magnetic distortion, allowing for natural timbre and a precise sound field. Although conventional non-magnetic cores struggle with output voltage, the AT-ART9XA features a newly designed coil armature with an improved output voltage of 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec). The dual moving coils (fashioned from high-performance PCOCC wire) are aligned in an inverted V shape to provide high separation and wide response. Threaded cartridge mounting holes make installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm incredibly easy.

 

Features

  • Non-magnetic core moving coil cartridge offers superior spatial representation
  • Dual moving coils are aligned in an inverted V shape, providing high separation and wide response for clear sound localization and minimal distortion
  • Shibata stylus ensures accurate high and mid-low range reproduction, and the 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever provides excellent response characteristics
  • Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke significantly increase magnetic energy
  • Redesigned coil armature provides an output voltage of 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • PCOCC coils ensure high-fidelity transmission
  • Machined aluminum base supports both the magnetic circuit and the vibration system, ensuring excellent playback stability
  • Hybrid body of machined aluminum and high-rigidity plastic reduces undesirable parasitic resonance
  • Threaded cartridge mounting holes allow easy installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm

Frequency Response 20-50,000 Hz
Channel Separation 30 (dB at 1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle 20°
Stylus Construction Nude
Recommended Load Impedance Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)
Coil Impedance 12 ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 12 ohms
Coil Inductance 2.5 µH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus Shape Shibata
Cantilever 0.28 mm diameter solid boron
Static Compliance 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
Mounting Half-inch
Cartridge Weight 8.5 g (0.30 oz)
Dimensions 17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.0 mm (0.98") D
Accessories Included Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; cartridge installation screws (M2.6) (5.0 mm × 2, 8.0 mm × 2, 10.0 mm x 2, 12.0 mm x 2); protector; brush
Notes Note: moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.

 

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