|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20-50,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||30 (dB at 1 kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20°|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.6-2.0 g (1.8 g standard)|
|Recommended Load Impedance||Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)|
|Coil Impedance||12 ohms (1 kHz)|
|DC Resistance||12 ohms|
|Coil Inductance||25 µH (1 kHz)|
|Output Voltage||0.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)|
|Output Channel Balance||0.5 dB (1 kHz)|
|Stylus Shape||Special line contact|
|Cantilever||0.28 mm diameter solid boron|
|Static Compliance||25 x 10-6 cm/dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||15 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)|
|Cartridge Weight||8.5 g (0.30 oz)|
|Dimensions||17.3 mm (0.68″) H × 16.8 mm (0.66″) W × 25.0 mm (0.98″) D|
|Accessories Included||Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; cartridge installation screws (M2.6) (5.0 mm × 2, 8.0 mm × 2, 10.0 mm x 2, 12.0 mm x 2); protector; brush|
|Threaded Hole||M2.6 x 2|
|Notes||Note: moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.|
The purpose of a stylus is to ride along the record groove capturing movement, which is then transferred into an electrical signal within the turntable cartridge. Audio-Technica produces styli in five different shapes (Conical, Elliptical, Microlinear, Shibata, and Special Line Contact) that make contact with the record groove and capture movement in different ways, creating unique sound characteristics.
The special line contact stylus is shaped to track the record groove with the highest level of precision, resulting in excellent high-frequency response, low distortion and minimum abrasion. The special line contact stylus makes more surface contact than any other stylus shape.
It should be noted that due to its high-fidelity, the line contact stylus may produce more noise on heavily worn records. The line contact tip is used on our higher-end cartridges.