The Audio Technica AT-MONO3 / SP cartridge is special - redesigning not only the needle, but the entire cartridge specifically for "shellac" or phonograph discs. A high-performance, high-quality moving coil cartridge wrapped with a PCOCC coil for signal purity is designed to offer excellent fidelity and excellent clarity when playing 78 RPM mono discs. With its high power of 1.2 mV, it can be used without additional pre-amplification or MC transformer.
Proven for many years in Japan, the Audio-Technica AT-MONO3 / SP cartridge is now available in Europe and helps bring back the sheer joy of discovery and listening pleasure for playing 78 RPM discs.
Made specifically for mono recordings, the cartridge only generates signals with horizontal movement. However, to produce minimal wear on the groove, the AT-MONO3 / SP also has an adapted vertical compliance.
Aluminum cantilever with straight tube and low mass stylus guarantees a high tracking capacity.
The average usage time is 500 hours extending the duration of valuable mono recordings.
High-purity PCOCC enables more transparent signal transmission, offering high efficiency and high fidelity.
To support the internal mechanism, the body is made of solid die-cast aluminum alloy, furthermore the rigidity is obtained with the addition of rigid synthetic resin to hold the body.