The Audio Technica AT-MONO3/SP cartridge is special – redesigning not just the needle, but the whole cartridge specially for “shellac” or phonograph records. A high output moving coil cartridge of excellent production quality and wound with PCOCC coil for signal purity, it is designed to deliver excellent fidelity and superb clarity when playing 78 RPM mono records. With its high output of 1.2 mV, it can be used without additional pre-amplification or a MC transformer. Proven in use for many years in Japan, the Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/SP cartridge in now available in Europe and helps to bring back the pure joy of discovery and listening pleasure for 78 RPM record playing.
Made specifically for mono recordings, the cartridge only generates signal with horizontal movement. However to produce a minimal wear on the groove, the AT-MONO3/SP also has an adapted vertical compliance.
The AT-MONO3/SP cartridge only generates electrical signal with horizontal movement due to the horizontal configuration of the coil.
The average usage time is 500 hours extending the life span of precious mono recordings.
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||22 – 22,000 Hz|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23°|
|Vertical Tracking Force||3 to 7 g (standard 5.0 g)|
|Stylus Construction||Nude Square Shank|
|Recommended Load Impedance||400 – 47,000 ohms|
|Coil Impedance||40 ohms (1 kHz)|
|DC Resistance||40 ohms|
|Coil Inductance||190 µm (1kHz)|
|Output Voltage||1.2 mV (at 1 kHz, 12 cm/sec)|
|Dynamic Compliance||3.5×10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)|
|Dimensions||16.0 (H) x 16.6 (W) x 26.5 (L) mm|
|Accessories Included||Screwdriver, 4 screws, 2 washers and 2 nuts, spacer/weight, stylus brush|
|Body Material||Aluminium/Synthetic Resin|
|Stylus Size||2.5 mil|
|Type||Horizontal Mono Moving Coil|