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Audio Technica AT-MONO3/LP MC Moving Coil Type MONO Cartridge
The AT-MONO3/LP is a true mono cartridge - one of a select few in the world. A true mono cartridge is designed, wired and built only to retrieve signals from the record grooves in the horizontal plane. However to produce a minimal wear on the groove, the AT-MONO3/LP also has an adapted vertical compliance.
The groove of a monaural recording is modulated only in the horizontal plane. Stereo recordings, on the other hand, are cut into the vinyl at a forty-five degree angle with a separate channel of information on each of the grove walls, thus requiring the stylus to pick up signals in both the horizontal and vertical plane. As a stereo cartridge sums the channels internally, it picks up noise from the vertical plane of the record grooves. Interestingly, in a mono record much of the surface noise is in the vertical plane, so avoiding this plane is beneficial. By not even picking up or amplifying this information you eliminate a lot of the noise from mono records that you hear when played back through a stereo cartridge.
This Audio Technica mono cartridge has never been installed/used. Previous owner purchased this cartridge and an ortofon 2M Mono White cartridge. He choose the ortofon.
Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/LP Cartridge Specifications: Included: Cartridge w/ plastic protector, manual and box. No other items included.
- Tonearm mount: 1/2 inch
- Type: Moving coil, mono cartridge
- Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 1.2mV
- Tracking force: 1.25-2.5 g
- Recommended load: 40k - 47k ohms
- Cantilever: Aluminum alloy
- Stylus type: Conical
- Dynamic compliance: 7 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Static compliance: 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Dimensions (mm): L26.5 x W16.6 x H16
- Weight: 6.8 g
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