Audio-Technica AT-OC9XML Moving Coil Cartridge

ATOC9XML
$549.00
Audio-Technica AT-OC9XML Moving Coil Cartridge

The antepenultimte AT-OC9XML offers superbly nuanced detail and delicacy
Dual Moving Coils for left and right channels offer outstanding channel separation
V-shaped aligned formation reduces pressure on stylus thus minimizing distortion
Pre-threaded cartridge body enables mounting with just two screws – no nuts required
Nude Microlinear stylus and boron cantilever for detailed clarity, full-spectrum frequency reproduction
Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke for significantly increased magnetic energy
Aluminum body for reduced resonance and superior audio reproduction
Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process (PCOCC) coils transmit pure signal

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Audio-Technica AT-OC9XML Moving Coil Cartridge

Code: ATOC9XML
$549.00




Product Info

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT-OC9XSH MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE
- The antepenultimate OC9X - when clarity and detail is your musical quest.

The Antepenultimate AT-OC9XML offers the sound reproduction excellence plus nuanced clarity and longevity that are hallmarks of the MictroLinear diamond stylus utilized by AT-OC9ML.

Since their introduction more than 30 years ago Audio-Technica’s AT-OC9 Series moving coil (MC) phono cartridges have been acclaimed by listeners and reviewers worldwide for their exceptional sound quality and musical transparency. At HIGH END Munich 2019 Audio-Technica is introducing its AT-OC9X Series, the fourth generation of this legendary range of cartridges.

"When the first AT-OC9 cartridge was introduced in 1987 it integrated previously unavailable engineering innovations with carefully chosen materials to achieve a breakthrough in sound quality," said Yosuke Koizumi, Chief Engineer of Cartridges at Audio-Technica Japan. "Since then, we have continued to improve the cartridges. Our latest AT-OC9X Series embodies the culmination of over 50 years of cartridge manufacturing experience to deliver new levels of record-playback quality and musical enjoyment." Since their introduction more than 30 years ago Audio-Technica’s AT-OC9 Series moving coil (MC) phono cartridges have been acclaimed by listeners and reviewers worldwide for their exceptional sound quality and musical transparency. At HIGH END Munich 2019 Audio-Technica is introducing its AT-OC9X Series, the fourth generation of this legendary range of cartridges.

Each OC9X model features a host of improvements including a new Dual Moving Coil structure, which enables the audio information in the record grooves to be separated to the left and right channels with pinpoint accuracy. This improved channel separation results in a more precise stereo image and wider frequency response. Since their introduction more than 30 years ago Audio-Technica’s AT-OC9 Series moving coil phono cartridges have been acclaimed by listeners and reviewers worldwide for their exceptional sound quality and musical transparency. At HIGH END Munich 2019 Audio-Technica is introducing its AT-OC9X Series, the fourth generation of this legendary range of cartridges.

AT-OC9X Series cartridges are available with a choice of stylus types including Special Line Contact (AT-OC9XSL), Shibata (AT-OC9XSH), microlinear (AT-OC9XML), nude elliptical (AT-OC9XEN) and bonded elliptical (AT- OC9XEB). The Special Line Contact, microlinear and Shibata stylus models have been upgraded with a boron cantilever, while the nude elliptical and elliptical cartridges feature an aluminum cantilever. These materials were carefully selected to keep unwanted vibrations to a minimum, and to reduce internal resonances for clearer, more detailed audio reproduction.

Specifications
AT-OC9XML Cartridge Specifications
- Frequency Response: 20-47,000 Hz
- Channel Separation:27 dB (1 kHz)
- Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
- Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
- Stylus Construction: Nude square shank
- Recommended Load Impedance: Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier is connected)
- Coil Impedance: 12 ohms (1 kHz)
- DC Resistance: 12 ohms
- Coil Inductance: 25 mH (1 kHz)
- Output Voltage: 0.4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
- Output Channel Balance: 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
- Stylus Shape: Microlinear
- Cantilever: 0.28 mm diameter nude boron
- Static Compliance: 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Dynamic Compliance: 16 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
- Mounting: Half-inch
- Cartridge Weight: 7.6 g
- Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.7 mm (1.01") D
- Accessories Included: Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; cartridge installation screws (5 mm × 2, 8 mm × 2, 10 mm x 2, 12 mm x 2); plastic protector; brush
- Body Material: Aluminum
- Model: AT-OC9XML
- Mounting Feature Half-inch mount
- Stylus Curvature Radius 2.2 x 0.12 mil
- Stylus Size Nude square shank
- Terminal Pins Brass
- Type Dual Moving Coil
- Weight 7.6 g (0.3 oz)
- Wire Used for Coil PCOCC
- Notes Mounting Feature: Threaded body
Note: moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.

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