Audio Technica AT-OC9XML

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Audio Technica AT-OC9XML

Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with Microlinear stylus
AT-OC9XML Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with Microlinear stylus – Features nude Microlinear stylus and boron cantilever , Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke for increased magnetic energy and Features threaded inserts in the cartridge body

Audio Technica AT-OC9XML

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. Microlinear complex diamond profile enabling higher frequency response, detail like never before experienced and limiting inner groove distortion. Microlinear diamond profile provides low record and stylus wear.

  • Features nude Microlinear stylus and boron cantilever which provides lower distortion and high transient response
  • A neodymium magnet and permendur yoke provides dramatically 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 pure signal transfer

Microlinear Stylus

Microlinear diamond profile offers high frequency response with less wear and distortion than elliptical or conventional linear contact styli.

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.

Microlinear Styli

The Microlinear stylus almost exactly duplicates the shape of the cutting stylus that produces the original master disc (the disc used to create the pressed vinyl record). This likeness enables the Microlinear stylus to track portions of the groove other styli cannot reach, resulting in extremely accurate tracing of high-frequency passages and a flat frequency response within the audible range. The unique multilevel shape also wears more evenly, greatly extending record and stylus life.

Specifications

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 – 47,000 Hz
Channel Separation27 dB (1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle20 degrees
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus ConstructionNude square shank
Recommended Load ImpedanceMin 100 Ohms
Coil Impedance12 Ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance12 Ohms
Coil Inductance25 μH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage0.4 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Output Channel Balance1.0 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus ShapeMicrolinear
Cantilever0.28 mm Ø nude boron
Static Compliance20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance16 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Mounting1/2” centers / Threaded
Cartridge Weight7.6 g
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-OC9XML
Stylus Size2.2 x 0.12 mil
Terminal PinsBrass
Wire Used for CoilPCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process.)