Audio-Technica AT7V phono cartridge

AT7V
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Audio-Technica AT7V phono cartridge

"Best of the Lot. Only the righteous few will hear the beautiful sound that is the AT7V. It comes directly from Japan through a direct purchase from LP Gear, but this is no new design. It has been a favourite of the Japanese for decades. It has the body from the 150 series, but not the micro-line stylus. Even so, the nude diamond has a very narrow shape of .2 x .7 mil. I takes what the 440MLa creates and smooths out the sound significantly. It's still there, but a violin should never attack your ears, and with this cartridge they never will. The highs are complete without the exaggeration that so many carts tend to have (some reviewers like that attack). I want to hear the sound as it was played, not something artificially bright. Should you desire you want the exaggerated sound, the 150MLX stylus will fit properly."1

"Being a synth player I'm often surprised how out of tune even expensive cartridges can sound when you hear musical riffs and arpeggios. Within about 30 seconds of listening to the AT7V it just sounded intrinsically correct. It was immediate."

"Sounds intrinsically and pitch correct unlike a lot of cartridges I've used over the years."


Square shank nude diamond for exquisite fidelity
Offers fluidity, smoothness and innate delicacy
Diamond tip r/R radii: 5/18 µm (.0002 x .007 inch)
PCOCC coil and terminal pins for signal purity

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Audio-Technica AT7V phono cartridge

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AUDIO-TECHNICA AT-7V AT 7V AT7V PHONO CARTRIDGE

The Audio Technica AT7V phono cartridge is alluringly musical. It faithfully extracts and expresses the recorded musical artistry and complete harmonic sound quality lost in the detail by so many other more expensive cartridges. With independent left and right magnets and PCOCC coil and terminal pins for pure signal transmissions, it offers music listeners and audio enthusiasts a new high in fidelity and sound quality. Proven in use for many years in Japan, the Audio-Technica AT7V cartridge in now available in the US and is imported by LP Gear. It works wonders in rejuvenating systems with lackluster sound. Rediscover how good your records really sound.

Audio-Technica AT7V Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Tonearm mount: 1/2 inch
- Type: Moving magnet, VM dual-magnet stereo cartridge
- Frequency response: 15Hz-25kHz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 5mV
- Tracking force: 1.75 - 2.25 g (2.0 g standard)
- Load impedance: 47k ohms
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: 27dB
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: >1.5dB
- Dynamic compliance: 7.0 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
- Static compliance: 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
- Vertical tracking angle: 23°
- Cantilever: Tapered aluminum alloy
- Stylus: Grain-oriented square shank nude special elliptical diamond with 0.2 x 0.7 mil tracing radii
- Dimensions: 17.3h x 15.2w x 26.5d
- Weight: 6.2 g
- Stylus replacement: Audio-Technica ATN7V (knob color: Indigo)
- Accessories included: Owners Manual (in Japanese), Screwdriver, screws, nuts, washers

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2 Total Reviews
For Medium Mass Arms, This Cart is a Must
5 out of 5
Koogert
Location: NYC
Date: April 1, 2017
I've owned many different levels of Grado, Ortofon, Shure, and Audio Technica cartridges, from the Ortofon SuperOm 40 to the Shure M97XE. I have never heard a cart this liquid and tonally right. The fact that you're getting a nude diamond elliptical (which is a very fine cut elliptical, almost a hyper from what I can tell) with a tapered cantilever for the price is astounding. Tracks Brilliantly and digs deep enough in to my old vinyl to miss the damage caused by previous owners cartridges. I also like this much better than the AT440mlb and Ortofon Om40...Which I think put a huge emphasis on treble boost in hope to make you think you're hearing detail. On my Mitsubishi DP-EC1 with Snell EIIs, tracking at 2 grams I don't hear a cartridge...I just hear music. The only con I can think of would be a tad more surface noise than my Grados and Shures, and that the lightest mass arms might not jibe well with this (If you have a S shaped tone arm BUY THIS CARTRIDGE!) Even if you're considering spending $400 on a moving magnet cartridge, you need to give this cartridge a serious look. Absolutely gorgeous, and not the Treble Monster that other AT carts are. Highly recommended.
Recommended
AT7V Phono Cartridge
5 out of 5
spinninvinyl
Location: Oregon
Date: January 31, 2017
A fan of Audio-Technica cartridges and have the AT440Mlb and the AT150SA. Both great sounding and quite similar in sound. I was looking for something different, maybe warmer and not quite as detail capable as the two AT's I have. On-line research indicated the AT7V just might deliver the sound I was looking for. Sure enough, this has that somewhat vintage sound I remember and was looking for. This AT cartridge isn't far from the LP audio I remember enjoying many years ago with a Grace F9 cartridge. Nice warm sound with ample bass, and highs extend enough to yield a bit of sizzle, but without the edginess associated with brighter cartridges. I can listen to this cartridge for long periods without listener fatigue. The AT7V won't break the bank, and is ideal as your first, and maybe only cartridge upgrade you will ever want.
Recommended
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