|Warranty length||2 Years|
Type: Moving coil (MC)
Frequency response: 15 to 50,000 Hz
Output voltage: 0.35 mV (1 kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel separation: 27 dB (1 kHz)
Channel balance: 1.5 dB (1 kHz)
Tracking force: 1.8 to 2.2 g (standard: 2.0 g)
Coil impedance: 12 O (1 kHz)
DC resistance: 12 O
Recommended load impedance: Min. 100O (when head amplifier is connected)
Coil inductance: 25 µH (1 kHz)
Static compliance: 35 x 10 - 6 cm/dyne
Dynamic compliance: 9 x 10 - 6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
Stylus: Nude elliptical stylus 0.2 x 1.7 mil
Suspension wires: Stainless
Vertical tracking angle: 23 degrees
Dimensions: 17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.4 (L) mm
Weight: 5.0 g
Audio Technica's AT-F7 Moving Coil phono cartridge features the company's celebrated dual coil design with an elliptical stylus for class leading sound and reliability.
One of the finest phono cartridges we've heard at this price, Audio Technica AT-F7 sounds incredibly transparent with excellent frequency response and precise stereo imaging. Finished in a stylish silver housing that looks great on most turntables.
The elliptical stylus has two radii, the front radius being wider than the side radius. This allows the stylus to ride in the centre of the groove, while the smaller side radius can more accurately track higher frequencies and offers stunning clarity.
The AT-F7 sounds fresher than the AT-F3 III. If your budget is a little more flexible, also consider the range topping OC9 MLIII.
'Needs to be heard, especially if you lean more to subtle or orchestral music than strictly rhythm-led tracks… Revealing and refined, great with acoustic music, good build quality.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2017)
‘…A competitive price for a product whose build quality, as close inspection reveals, clearly meets lofty standards. The AT-F7 has a refinement that eludes all but the best moving magnet cartridges at this level, but it’s not lightweight. Quite the opposite, in fact.’ (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2017)
‘By keeping background noise to a minimum this MC gives dynamics plenty of impact, which makes for a moving experience with a great piece of music. The bass is slightly exaggerated by the standards of the best, which is a balance that will suit some music just fine.' (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2017)
‘The sense of timing here is less easily balanced out. This is an assured and stately sounding cartridge that suits less percussive tunes better than the banging variety. Give it something subtle to play and it will reward you with a tremendously articulate midrange that does wonders for all manner of instruments, not least the human voice.’ (What Hi-Fi Magazine April 2017)