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Audio Technica AT-OC9XEN 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. Featuring a square shank for accurate stylus alignment and nude diamond for increased fine detail retrieval.

  • Features low mass nude elliptical stylus and aluminium cantilever
  • A neodymium magnet and pure iron yoke provide 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 Voltage0.35 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 Nude
Stylus Size0.3 x 0.7 mil
Stylus ConstructionNude square 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
Cartridge 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