Audio Technica AT33PTG/II

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Audio Technica AT33PTG/II

Moving Coil Cartridge
AT33PTG/II Moving Coil Cartridge. Advanced nude tapered boron and weight reduction, Coil impedance refined from 17W to 10W. High performance and long-life Microlinear stylus with an Average product lifetime of around 1000 hours.

Audio Technica AT33PTG/II

Features

Moving Coil Cartridge

Advanced nude tapered boron and weight reduction

This model succeeds in thinning down and shortening the cantilever, compared to the AT33PTG. The coil impedance is also refined from 17W to 10W. We realized significant weight reduction of the vibration system and successfully improved the basic performance and sound quality of the cartridge.

High performance and long-life Microlinear stylus

Microlinear (ML) is a specially polished line contact stylus. This has better high range performance than the conical or elliptical stylus due to its small curvature radius and realizes low distortion and expanding high range reproduction even when playing at the inner circumference of records. And the constancy of the line contact shape is one of its main features with an average product lifetime of around 1000 hours.

“Outstanding Magnetic properties”

Neodymium magnet with dramatically enhanced magnetic energy and permendur yoke with high saturation flux density and outstanding magnetic properties.

“Enables purer transmission”

The PCOCC coil enables purer transmission because it is not subject to grain boundaries in the direction of transmission.

“Limits unnecessary vibration”

The VC mould that affixes the coil is made with hard synthetic resin containing potassium titanate to make it strong and rigid.

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 Response15 – 50,000Hz
Channel Separation30dB (1kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle23°
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus ConstructionNude Square Shank
Recommended Load ImpedanceMin 100Ω
Coil Impedance10Ω (1kHz)
DC Resistance10Ω
Coil Inductance22µH (1kHz)
Output Voltage0.3mV (1kHz and 5cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance1dB (1kHz)
Stylus ShapeMicrolinear
CantileverGold-plated solid boron
Static Compliance40×10-6cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance10×10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)
Mounting1/2″ Centers
DimensionsH16×W16.6×D26.5mm
Accessories Included1 non magnetic screw driver; 2 washers; 2 Nuts; 2 x 13 mm mounting screws; 2 x 19 mm mounting screws; 1 plastic protector; 1 set of PCOCC Lead Wires(AT6101)
Body MaterialAluminium/Synthetic Resin
Stylus Curvature RadiusMicro linear
Terminal PinsBrass
TypeDual Moving Coil
Weight6.9g