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Audio-Technica AT-ART9XA

$1,500.00

Dual Moving Coil Cartridge
Non-Magnetic Core

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.

Available on backorder

The AT-ART9XA has been designated an Audio-Technica Excellence Product, a recognition that identifies products that meet our highest standards of high-fidelity performance.

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.

Please Note: AT-ART9XA’s stylus assembly is not field-replaceable, but Audio-Technica offers a fee-based Moving Coil Exchange Program to properly service your moving coil cartridge.

 

  • 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

 

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20-50,000 Hz
Channel Separation30 (dB at 1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle20°
Vertical Tracking Force1.6-2.0 g (1.8 g standard)
Stylus ConstructionNude
Recommended Load ImpedanceMin. 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)
Coil Impedance12 ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance12 ohms
Coil Inductance2.5 µH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus ShapeShibata
Cantilever0.28 mm diameter solid boron
Static Compliance20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
MountingHalf-inch
Cartridge Weight8.5 g (0.30 oz)
Dimensions17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.0 mm (0.98") D
Accessories IncludedNon-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
Threaded HoleM2.6 x 2
NotesNote: moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.

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