Low output moving coil cartridge
Audio-Technica’s AT-OC9/III MicroCoil™ Cartridge features a special line contact stylus embedded into a low-profile solid boron cantilever, ensuring the music signals read by the tip of the stylus are transmitted reliably to the coils. The cartridge’s “VC mold” design ensures stability and rigidity while the dual moving coil offers excellent stereo separation and improved frequency response for long-lasting performance. The use of PCOCC wire (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting), a special copper with virtually no transverse crystal barriers to impede signal transmission, perfects the performance of the advanced dual coil design.
"So while it remains ultra-clean sounding and treble detail is finely etched, this new ’OC9 packs more of a subjective punch in the bottom end. And it can still lay claim to being one of the most affordable high-end MCs around. The sound is vivid, refined and highly detailed." Hifi News and Record Review