An update of the AT-ART7, the AT-ART9XA non-magnetic core MC cartridge features a Shibata stylus on a 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever.
The “ART” in the model number stands for Audio-Technica Reference Transducer, a designation that we give only to our flagship phono cartridges. Compared with the magnetic core used in most MC cartridges, non-magnetic core cartridges are free from magnetic distortion, allowing for natural timbre and a precise sound field.
The AT-ART9XA has been designated an Audio-Technica Excellence Product, a recognition that identifies products that meet our highest standards of high-fidelity performance.
Non-magnetic core moving coil cartridge offers superior spatial representation
Dual moving coils are aligned in an inverted V shape, providing high separation and wide response for clear sound localization and minimal distortion
Shibata stylus ensures accurate high and mid-low range reproduction, and the 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever provides excellent response characteristics
Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke significantly increase magnetic energy
Redesigned coil armature provides an output voltage of 0.2 mV (kHz, 5 cm/sec)
PCOCC coils ensure high-fidelity transmission
Machined aluminum base supports both the magnetic circuit and the vibration system, ensuring excellent playback stability
Hybrid body of machined aluminum and high-rigidity plastic reduces undesirable parasitic resonance
Threaded cartridge mounting holes allow easy installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm
Please Note: AT-ART9XA’s stylus assembly is not field-replaceable, but Audio Technica offers a fee-based Moving Coil Exchange Program to properly service your moving coil cartridge.
Frequency Response 20-50,000 Hz
Channel Separation 30 (dB at 1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle 20°
Vertical Tracking Force 1.6-2.0 g (1.8 g standard)
Stylus Construction Nude
Recommended Load Impedance Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)
Coil Impedance 12 ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 12 ohms
Coil Inductance 2.5 µH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus Shape Shibata
Cantilever 0.28 mm diameter solid boron
Static Compliance 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
Cartridge Weight 8.5 g (0.30 oz)
Dimensions 17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.0 mm (0.98") D
Accessories Included Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; cartridge installation screws (M2.6) (5.0 mm × 2, 8.0 mm × 10.0 mm x 2, 12.0 mm x 2); protector; brush
Threaded Hole M2.6 x 2
Notes Moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.