Audio Technica AT-OC9XEB

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Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with bonded Elliptical stylus
Audio Technica AT-OC9XEB Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with bonded Elliptical stylus, Features a bonded Elliptical stylus and aluminium cantilever and A neodymium magnet and pure iron yoke provide increased magnetic energy

Audio Technica AT-OC9XEB

Features

The next Generation of the legendary OC9 cartridge series

Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, Audio-Technica’s pioneering moving coil OC9 cartridge series has been prized by demanding vinyl listeners and professional critics alike for its musical transparency, expression of sound and precise construction. An excellent affordable introduction to the characteristics that is moving coil.

  • Features bonded Elliptical stylus and aluminium cantilever
  • A neodymium magnet and pure iron yoke provides increased magnetic energy
  • Threaded inserts in the cartridge body enable the cartridge to be mounted on to the headshell or integral tonearm with just two screws – no nuts required
  • Aluminium body minimizes unwanted vibration for reduced resonance and a superior audio reproduction
  • Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process (PCOCC) is used for the coils to achieve the purest signal possible

 

Elliptical Bonded Stylus

Elliptical diamond stylus follows the groove modulation with greater precision compared to a conical stylus, offering improved frequency and phase responses whilst reducing distortion.

Easy mounting

Threaded holes in the cartridge body enable the cartridge to be mounted on to the headshell, or integral tonearm, with just two screws M2.6 – no nuts or bolts required.

Aluminium Body

Aluminum body minimizes unwanted vibration for reduced resonance and superior audio reproduction

Made in Japan

Produced in the Audio-Technica Fukui factory in Japan under strict quality control for precise manufacturing.

 

Why So Many Styli Shapes?

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.

Elliptical Styli

The elliptical stylus has two radii, the front radius being wider than the side radius. The front radius rides in the centre of the groove like the conical, while the smaller side radius makes more contact with the groove walls. Increased contact with the record groove walls delivers a higher level of fidelity for your sound system.

Specifications

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 – 30,000 Hz
Channel Separation25 dB (1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle20 degrees
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus ConstructionBonded round shank
Recommended Load ImpedanceMin 100 Ohms
Coil Impedance12 Ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance12 Ohms
Coil Inductance25 μH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage0.32 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Output Channel Balance1.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus ShapeElliptical Bonded
CantileverAluminium pipe
Static Compliance20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance9 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Mounting1/2” centers / Threaded inserts
Dimensions17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.7 (L) mm
Accessories Included1 non magnetic screw driver,
1 brush; 2 washers,
4 pairs of mounting screws: 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
1 plastic protector
Body MaterialAluminium
ModelAT-OC9XEB
Stylus Size0.3 x 0.7 mil
Terminal PinsBrass
Weight7.6 g
Wire Used for CoilPCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process.)