The AT33 MONO is the True Mono version of the AT33-series. With a horizontal coil this cartridge does not generate a signal with a vertical movement, only in the horizontal plane. This creates a much cleaner sound than mono records reproduced with a stereo cartridge as all vertical pops and cracks are simply ignored. However it features normal compliance in both direction so a stereo record will not get damaged. When you’re a fan of those fantastic Jazz recordings from the 50’s and 60’s using a real mono cartridge like the AT33 MONO is close to a must!
Audio Technica’s AT33 series are based on the AT33NV Anniversary model. Special attention has been given to the body design in which Hanenite (a proprietary rubber compound) is used for dampening unwanted vibrations in the body and at the cantilever’s fulcrum point resulting in very low stylus jitter. This results in a very smooth sound profile with amazingly dark backgrounds. We love this cartridge, especially recommended for classical music!
The line-up starts with the AT33EV featuring a Duralumin tapered cantilever and nude elliptical stylus, then the AT33PTG/II featuring a Boron cantilever and MicroLine stylus and finally the AT33SA featuring a Boron cantilever and Shibata stylus.
- Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 0.35 mV
- Channel balance < 1.0 dB
- Stylus type: Conical, not for 78RPM/SHELLAC
- Cantilever: Duraluminum
- Tracking force recommended 2.5 g
- Tracking angle: 23º
- Static compliance: 40 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
- Dynamic compliance: 10x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
- Recommended load impedance >100 Ohm
- Coil wire material:PCOCC
- Cartridge weight 6.9 g