One of the finest MM cartridges ever made - Just got better!
The AT440MLB dual magnet cartridge features a MicroLine shaped, diamond tip for improved high frequency response with less wear and distortion than conventional linear or elliptical styli.
The MicroLine stylus almost exactly duplicates the shape of the cutting stylus used to produce the original master disc. This enables it to track portions of the groove other styli cannot reach, resulting in extremely accurate tracing of high frequency passages and ruler-flat frequency response within the audible range..
The AT440MLB also features Audio-Technica’s unique Paratoroidal Signal Generator. This unique signal generating system is composed of a unified, laminated coil core wound with a single piece of wire. Internal mechanical and electrical connections are eliminated, minimizing magnetic losses and ensuring better signal transfer..
A gold plated beryllium cantilever improves stability whilst the dual magnet system offers excellent channel separation.
Frequency Response: 20-25,000 HzChannel Separation: 28 dB at 1kHzChannel Balance: 1.0 dBTracking Force: 1.0-1.8 gramsVertical Tracking Angle: 20°Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohmsOutput Voltage: 4.0 (mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)Stylus Shape: MicrolineStylus Construction: Nude squareMount: Half-inchWeight: 6.5gReplacement Stylus: ATN440Mb
Bought the AT-440 as part of an audiophile upgrade for one of my old Technics SL-1200 MKii decks. The improvement in sound quality compared with the Ortofon Concorde Pro DJ cartridge that had been on there previously is pretty amazing. This is definitely NOT a DJ cartridge, but a great choice for turning the SL-1200 MKii into a more audiophile based deck.
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