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Audio Technica AT-OC9XSL MC Phono Cartridge

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Ex VAT: £499.17

RRP: £679.99


From the OC9X series, AT-OC9XSL is a dual moving coil cartridge distinguished from the other models through its special line contact stylus.

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Condition: Brand new in original retail packaging

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Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Audio Technica

Tech Specs

- Type: Dual Moving Coil
- Body Material: Aluminum
- Frequency Response: 20-50,000 Hz
- Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)
- Vert Track: 20°, 1.8-2.2g (2g stnd)
- Recommended Load: Min. 100 ohms
- Impedance: 12 ohms (1kHz) (Coil/DC)
- Coil Inductance: 25mH (1 kHz)
- Output: 0.4mV (@1kHz, 5cm/s)
- Channel Balance: 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
- Stylus Shape: Special Line Contact
- Stylus Type: Nude rectangular shank
- Stylus Curvature: 1.5 x 0.28 mil
- Cantilever: 0.28mm diameter nude boron
- Static: 22 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Dynamic: 18 x 10-6cm/dyne (100 Hz)
- Wire Used for Coil: PCOCC
- Terminal Pins: Brass
- Mount: Half-inch
- Mounting Feature: Threaded body
- Dimensions (HWD): 17.3 × 16.8 × 25.7mm
- Weight: 7.6 g (0.3 oz)

Product Description

Audio Technica AT-OC9XSL Dual MC Phono Cartridge features a special line contact stylus that has been designed specifically for extraordinary channel separation.


Ohno Continuous Casting Pure Copper coils guarantee a flawless audio transmission and are arranged in a reverse V-shaped configuration to exert lower pressure on the stylus and consequently mininise distortion.

Audio quality

The sturdy aluminum body reinforces the sound quality and lowers resonance, a neodymium magnet and high-end permendur yoke that significantly raise magnetic energy, and nude special line contact stylus on a boron cantilever that tracks the record groove with superior accuracy for rich, full-range audio and high transient response. The cartridge body is pre-threaded enabling mounting on a headshell or integral tonearm with just two screws; no nuts needed.

Key Features

- Dual MC design with independent coils for both channels providing outstanding channel separation
- The coils are aligned in a reverse V-shaped formation, which exerts less pressure on the stylus
- The cartridge body is pre-threaded enabling it to be mounted onto the headshell or integral tonearm
- Nude Special Line Contact stylus and boron cantilever with accurate tracking and high transient response
- A neodymium magnet and permendur yoke provide dramatically increased magnetic energy
- Aluminum body minimizes unwanted vibration for reduced resonance and superior audio reproduction
- Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process (PCOCC) is used for coils to achieve pure signal transfer

Customer Reviews

  • Good budget moving coil

    14 Nov 2023

    I had an Audio Technica OC9 back in 90s so I thought I would give the latest OC9 XSL a try as I needed a new cartridge. To be honest I think this latest OC9 is a bit of a bargain in moving coil terms. Ok the OC9 isn't probably as good more expensive moving coils but I think you'll have to spend around £400-ish or more to better it. In my opinion this cartridge always delivers a sound that is both engaging and musical and will certainly have you losing track of time as you listen record after record. Thoroughly recommended.
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