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Audio Technica AT-OC9XEB Cartridge


The next Generation of the legendary OC9 cartridge series

Since its introduction more than 30 years ago, Audio-Technica’s pioneering moving coil OC9 cartridge series has been prized by demanding vinyl listeners and professional critics alike for its musical transparency, expression of sound and precise construction. An excellent affordable introduction to the characteristics that is moving coil.

  • Features bonded Elliptical stylus and aluminium cantilever
  • A neodymium magnet and pure iron yoke provides increased magnetic energy
  • Threaded inserts in the cartridge body enable the cartridge to be mounted on to the headshell or integral tonearm with just two screws – no nuts required
  • Aluminium body minimizes unwanted vibration for reduced resonance and a superior audio reproduction
  • Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process (PCOCC) is used for the coils to achieve the purest signal possible
Mounting1/2” centres / Threaded inserts
Frequency Response20 – 30,000 Hz
Body MaterialAluminium
Channel Separation25 dB (1 kHz)
Output Channel Balance1.5 dB (1 kHz)
Output Voltage0.32 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Vertical Tracking Angle20 degrees
Vertical Tracking Force Range1.8 to 2.2 g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus ShapeElliptical Bonded
Stylus Size0.3 x 0.7 mil
Stylus ConstructionBonded round shank
CantileverAluminium pipe
Coil Impedance12 Ohms (1 kHz)
Coil Inductance25 μH (1 kHz)
DC Resistance12 Ohms
Static Compliance20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance9 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Terminal PinsBrass
Wire Used for CoilPCOCC (Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting process.)
Recommended Load ImpedanceMin 100 Ohms
Weight7.6 g
Dimensions17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.7 (L) mm
Accessories Included1 non magnetic screw driver,
1 brush; 2 washers,
4 pairs of mounting screws: 5mm, 8mm, 10mm, 12mm
1 plastic protector