Audio Technica AT-OC9XSL

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Audio Technica AT-OC9XSL

Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with Special Line Contact stylus
AT-OC9XSL Dual moving coil stereo cartridge with Special Line Contact stylus – Features a Nude Special Line Contact stylus and boron cantilever , Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke for increased magnetic energy and Features threaded inserts in the cartridge.

Audio Technica AT-OC9XSL

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. Special Line Contact as featured in our flagship ART1000, this diamond profile offers the ultimate in accurate sonic reproduction with a sense of space and realism to all instruments that few other configuration can achieve.

  • Features Nude Special Line Contact stylus and boron cantilever with accurate tracking ability 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

 

Special Line Contact Stylus

Special Line Contact diamond profile offers the ultimate in accurate sonic reproduction

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.

Special Line Contact Styli

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.

Specifications

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 – 50,000 Hz
Channel Separation28 dB (1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle20 degrees
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus ConstructionNude rectangular 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 Balance0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus ShapeSpecial Line Contact
Cantilever0.28 mm Ø nude boron
Static Compliance22 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance18 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Mounting1/2” centers / Threaded inserts
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-OC9XSL
Stylus Size1.5 x 0.28 mil
Terminal PinsBrass
Wire Used for CoilPCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process.)