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Audio Technica AT-ART9XA MC Phono Cartridge

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Ex VAT: £1,040.83

RRP: £1,349.99


Upgrade for the popular AT-ART7, this is a dual MC cartridge with a non-magnetic core for superior spatial representation and minimal distortion.

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Condition: Brand new in original retail packaging

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Warranty length 2 Years
Colour Black
Brand Audio Technica

Tech Specs

- Freq Response: 20-50k Hz
- Channel Separation: 30dB (@1kHz)
- Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
- Vertical Tracking Force: 1.6-2g (1.8g std)
- Stylus Construction: Nude
- Load Impedance: Min. 100 ohms
- 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)
- Mounting: Half-inch
- Threaded Hole: M2.6 x 2
- Dimensions (HWD): 17.3 × 16.8 × 25mm
- Weight: 8.5 g (0.3oz)


- Non-magnetic screwdriver
- 2 washers
- Cartridge installation screws
- Protector
- Brush

Product Description

Audio Technica AT-ART9XA MC Phono Cartridge, upgrade to the AT-ART7, features a non-magnetic core for superior spatial representation. Dual moving coils are aligned in an inverted V shape, providing high separation and wide response for clear sound localisation and minimal distortion

AT-ART9XA Stylus

The Shibata stylus on the AT-ART9XA ensures accurate high and mid-low range reproduction while the 0.28mm diameter solid boron cantilever provides excellent response characteristics. A neodymium magnet and permendur yoke significantly increase magnetic energy.

Hybrid Body

Audio Technica AT-ART9XA has a machined aluminium base to support both the magnetic circuit and the vibration system ensuring excellent playback stability. The hybrid body of machined aluminum and high-rigidity plastic reduces undesirable parasitic resonance.


The MC Cartridge uses a redesigned coil armature which provides an output voltage of 0.2 mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec). PCOCC coils are employed to ensure high-fidelity transmission. Threaded cartridge mounting holes allow easy installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm

Please Note: Moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.

Customer Reviews

  • David B

    20 May 2023

    I thought very carefully before ordering this cartridge as a replacement for my old and well-loved AT33EV, which was sounding rather tired. The output of 0.2 mV seemed very low and I wondered whether it would be enough and whether the higher output ART9-XI would be a better choice. However I went for the XA as the AT33EV had just 0.3 mV output, only 3.5 dB more and had been perfectly satisfactory. I need not have worried; there is quite enough for all domestic use.

    After a few hours of “running in” the cartridge now produces a lovely sound, very similar to the AT33EV but even smoother and more detailed, and surface noise almost nonexistent on good clean records.

    For information, I am using it in a Naim Aro on a Linn LP12 with Naim, Avondale and Icon Audio (valve) amplification, driving Shahinian Obelisks.
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