Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with Shibata stylus
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. Shibata profile diamond originally design for Quadraphonic replay offers a depth of sound, combined with high frequency response that has to be heard to be believed.
Provides a beautiful mid-high range Shibata-signature sound and strong mid-range volume.
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.
Aluminum body minimizes unwanted vibration for reduced resonance and superior audio reproduction
Produced in the Audio-Technica Fukui factory in Japan under strict quality control for precise manufacturing.
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 Shibata stylus was originally developed to play four-channel (quadraphonic) vinyl records. The Shibata stylus has two radii, similar to an elliptical stylus. However, the radii of a Shibata stylus allow for more surface contact and effective pickup of ultra-high frequencies with less groove stress and distortion.
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20 – 47,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||27 dB (1 kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||20 degrees|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)|
|Stylus Construction||Nude square shank|
|Recommended Load Impedance||Min 100 Ohms|
|Coil Impedance||12 Ohms (1 kHz)|
|DC Resistance||12 Ohms|
|Coil Inductance||25 μH (1 kHz)|
|Output Voltage||0.4 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)|
|Output Channel Balance||1.0 dB (1 kHz)|
|Cantilever||0.28 mm Ø nude boron|
|Static Compliance||20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||16 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)|
|Mounting||1/2” centers / Threaded inserts|
|Cartridge Weight||7.6 g|
|Dimensions||17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.7 (L) mm|
|Accessories Included||1 non magnetic screw driver|
4 pairs of mounting screws: 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
1 plastic protector
|Stylus Size||2.7 x 0.26 mil|
|Wire Used for Coil||PCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process.)|