The Audio-Technica ATN-3472ML ATN3472ML needle stylus
features a MicroLine diamond for superior high frequency
response with less record wear and distortion than
elliptical or conventional linear contact styli. The
small curving rate of the MicroLine stylus enables it to
track and playback the inner part of the record groove
that other styli can hardly maintain. Also the curving
rate of the MicroLine stylus does not change until the
stylus is almost worn unlike that of conventional styli
which increases as they are used. Accordingly, the
MicroLine stylus has a much longer average playing life
and offers reduced record wear.
The stylus was made in Japan by Audio-Technica. It was especially produced for a major Japanese company who
decided not to order the excess last batch. We decided to pick it up and have just a few remaining.
For alternative stylus replacements and options that enhance sound quality and fidelity, refer to Related Products.
Receive today this stylus that I was expecting that could severely reduce sibilance and IGD and at the same time improve the quality of my old and new records, and it really does. It is a great tracking and at the same time delivers an INCREDIBLE GROOVE and CLARITY that my old Grado Green and Audio Technica Series V (Bi-radial stylus), that i bought here in LP Gear, never did. I hope that Audio Technica could continue producing this microline stylus because it is great and because I have a T4P turntable and this is the one of the few choices that I have to have an microline stylus!
a blameless stylus
5 out of 5
Location: Los Angeles
Date: October 28, 2016
Bought this to upgrade a TM8 cartridge, and it delivered. Very pleased. This is a truly blameless stylus, just seems to do everything great. Moved my TM8 cart into the realm of MC carts.
Pricey but worth it!
5 out of 5
Date: September 28, 2016
Took the plunge and got this to replace the original stylus on an AT311EP cartridge. The difference in sound between the 2 is amazing. Set the tracking at 1.25G with a Shure SFG-2. It really brings out all of the subtle sounds just not as noticable on a lesser stylus. Played on a Technics SL-BD20D turntable through a set of bi-wired B&W DM602's connected to a Yamaha R-S300 receiver. As far as I'm concerned this was money well spent.