Since its introduction in 1980 (38 years ago), the Audio-Technica AT95E has been regarded as a very special cartridge. It was also used as the base cartridge for thr Linn Basik, K5, K9 and K18 cartridges. More than 5 million owners attest to its greatness. Now the original AT95E has been discontinued, a victim of the product life cycle in consumer electronics where a perfectly great product has to be peridocally revised, updated or replaced. On one side, this is beneficial to the industry and end-users since it forces constant research and dvelopment. On the other hand, it is wasteful and ironic. This fosters making a change for the sake of making a change product thinking.
AT LP GEAR®, our philosopjy runs counter to industry convention. We believe that products made to perfection should last a lifetime of enjoyment or much longer like the Guarneri violin. Older than the USA— 273 years old to be exact, the Vieuxtemps Guarneri Del Gesu-1741 named for its most famous owner the leading Belgian virtuoso and compompser who esteemed it so much he wanted to be buried with it, recently became the most expensive viloin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, on loan for the rest of her life.
Thus, through LP GEAR's foresight and culture, the legendary model AT95 continues and flourishes. Designed for the meticulous turntable owner who aspires for extraordinary musical results, starting with the LP Gear AT95C phono cartridge, one can have instant gratification. When the listener is ready for further musical enjoyment, all that needs to be done is to upgrade the stylus. Or you can jump start and discover the panorama, sublime richness and grandeur within the records grooves with the LP Gear AT95MR cartridge. We curated these cartridges as testatment of our esteem for the historic Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge so devoted owners will continue to hear these gems at their best for many decades to come. It is a loftly goal — we believe its new soul transcends its former self. They possess incredible chemistry that connects, is heard, felt and enjoyed! Whichever model you choose, you will enjoy listening to your records, from the start and in the future. You will hear high, higher and highest fidelity captured from the record grooves.
New for 2019: LP GEAR has expanded its series to 10 models raising its performance trajectory to the sublime. Gradation: AT95C, AT95CE, AT95E, AT95SE, CF95SE, AT95VL, AT95SLC, AT95SA, AT95SS,AT95MR.