Featuring a special line contact stylus on a 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever, the AT-ART9XI replaces the AT-ART9 as Audio-Technica’s flagship magnetic core MC cartridge.
The “ART” in the model number stands for Audio-Technica Reference Transducer, a designation that we give only to our flagship phono cartridges. The specially designed magnetic circuit boasts an output voltage of 0.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec), making the cartridge easy to use and capable of reproducing even the most delicate expressions, while also ensuring dynamic playback.
The AT-ART9XI has been designated an Audio-Technica Excellence Product, a recognition that identifies products that meet our highest standards of high-fidelity performance.
Audio-Technica’s flagship magnetic core moving coil cartridge
Dual moving coils are aligned in an inverted V shape, providing high separation and wide response for clear sound localization and minimal distortion
Special line contact stylus ensures faithful reproduction of the music signal, and the 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever provides excellent response characteristics
Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke significantly increase magnetic energy
Specially designed magnetic circuit provides an output voltage of mV (1 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-ART9XI’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 25 µH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 0.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus Shape Special line contact
Cantilever 0.28 mm diameter solid boron
Static Compliance 25 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 15 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.