Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II phono cartridge

Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II phono cartridge

"The AT-OC9ML/II sets a standard that will be hard for any cartridge, moving magnet or moving coil, to match at its price ($599.00)."1

"This is a "classic" and one of the finest cartridges ever made for the money. It is also well built and reliable. The performance of the OC-9 is good in every sonic parameter."2

"If clear, airy, stop-on-a-dime resolution and solid coherence is the sound you're after, you'll likely regard it as money well spent. Even better, this is a cartridge that can survive arm and phono stage upgrades making it a good long-term investment."3


Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II phono cartridge

Code: ATC01
Retail: $499.00 Our Price: $533.33

Discontinued. Superseded by 4th generation AT-0C9XML. Refer to Related Products below.
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One of the finest cartridges ever made for the money and still in current US production, the Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II phono cartridge is also one of the most desirable cartridges in the world. Its musical excellence defies competition and transcends time. Its timeless quality of musical eloquence and over achievement make it a classic to be cherished and enjoyed for years and decades. It is also reliable and superbly crafted. That's why it received the Soundstage Award for Exceptional Value.

At LP GEAR's special sale price which is less than half of retail — it is an absolute steal! It is manufactured extremely well and is very reliable. Its performance is both world class and top class.

The Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II is a significant achievement in precision manufacturing with tolerances held to mere thousands of an inch. Stringent quality control assures that these tolerances, as well as performance criteria, are maintained by every Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II phono cartridge.

The Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II phono cartridge is the second generation of the highly acclaimed model. A brand new design with a gold-plated boron cantilever and MicroLine diamond tip, the Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II has received many accolades from music listeners and audiophiles. Moving coil cartridges are preferred by many serious audiophiles, citing clarity and transparency of tone, better defined transients, precise stereo imaging and lower distortion as reasons for their preference.

Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving coil
- Output voltage: 0.4mV
- Frequency range: 15Hz - 50kHz
- Recommended load impedance: 20 ohms or higher
- Channel balance @ 1 kHz: <1dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz/10kHz: 32/21dB
- Stylus shape: Microline
- Stylus construction: Nude square shank
- Cantilever: Gold-plated solid boron
- Wire used for coils: PCOCC
- Dynamic compliance: 9 x 10-6cm/dyne
- Static compliance: 35 x 10-6cm/dyne
- Recommended tracking force: 1.25 - 1.75 g
- Dimensions: 1.01 x 0.66 x 0.68
- Color: Gold/Black
- Weight: 8.0 g
- Mounting: ½ inch
- Warranty: 1 year

Please note: Moving coil cartridges require receivers and pre amps with special compatible inputs. Their stylus assemblies are not user-replaceable.

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Footnote 1: See full context and more comments at Audio-Technica AT-OC9ML/II Phono Cartridge.

Footnote 2: See reference components and listing at Reference Components Phono Cartridges.

Footnote 3: See review at audio-technica AT-OC9ML/II Phono Cartridge.

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