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Audio-Technica AT85EP Replacement Cartridge P-mount Eliptical Stylus

Audio-Technica AT85EP Replacement Cartridge P-mount Eliptical Stylus

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Audio Technica AT85EP PHONOGRAPH CARTRIDGE

This 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical cartridge fits P-mount turntables. It features precision engineering and many other features found in the more expensive Audio-Technica cartridges.

Product Features

Coil impedance: 2.8 k ohms (1 kHz)

DC resistance: 410 ohms

Recommended load capacitance: 100 to 200 pF

Coil inductance: 400 mH (1 kHz)

Vertical tracking angle: 20°

Dimensions: 15.3 mm (0.60") H × 10.0 mm (0.39") W × 35.1 mm (1.38") D

Weight: 6.0 g (0.21 oz)

The Elliptical Stylus

An elliptical stylus, also called a bi-radial stylus, has a dual radii design, and it can make contact with a larger groove area upon a record’s surface. So, it’s a little more precise than a conical stylus. An elliptical stylus has some improved frequency response, lower distortion and improved phase response. Because a record’s inner grooves are hard to track, an elliptical stylus might be one’s best bet when targeting deeper, richer sounds a record can provide. On the downside, however, an elliptical stylus wears down quicker than a conical stylus, while also requiring precise alignment so they are resting perfectly in the record’s groove.