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Audio Technica AT-OC9 XSH


  • Nude Shibata stylus, Boron cantilever
  • All aluminium body
  • 0.4 mV Output


More than 30 years ago the Audio Technica AT OC-9 set the benchmark for an affordable true low-output Moving coil cartridge. It’s performance, construction and features were back then only available by spending a multitude of it’s approximately 450$ introduction price. Now Audio Technica has expanded the range, making the entry even more affordable so that there is a real low-output MC for every budget. Stylus shapes are elliptical, nude elliptical, Microline, Shibata or Audio Technica’s own Special Line Contact, and from the Microline AT-OC9XML up the cantilever is made out of Boron.

One thing is for sure; whichever AT OC 9 you choose you will always get something that challenges anything in it’s price category and quite a notch above.

  • Output voltage at 1 kHz 5 cm/sec 0.4 mV
  • Channel balance < 1.0 dB
  • Stylus type: Nude Shibata
  • Cantilever: 0.28MM Solid Boron
  • Tracking force recommended 2.0 g
  • Tracking angle 20º
  • Static compliance: 20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
  • Dynamic compliance: 16 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
  • Recommended load impedance >100 Ohm
  • Coil wire material:PCOCC
  • Cartridge weight 7.6 g


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