Audio-Technica AT7V phono cartridge

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."

"As the Linn K9, it's a little gem that plays music."2

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


Audio-Technica AT7V phono cartridge

Code: AT7V
Retail: $199.00

Product Info


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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