Audio-Technica AT150MLX Dual MM Cartridge


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Gold-plated boron cantilever.
Its tiny, gold-plated boron cantilever provides an extremely rigid yet lightweight platform to which the stylus is mounted. Interestingly, the gold plating acts to damp what little resonance the boron may produce.

MicroLine™ Stylus.
The stylus used is of the latest and most advanced design: the MicroLine™ stylus. More closely resembling the cutter stylus than any previous design, this shape produces better high frequency response with less wear or distortion than with earlier configurations.

A technologically advanced pure copper material is used in Audio-Technica’s exclusive “Para-toroïdal Signal Generator”. Together with the laminated core structure, which minimises loss in the high frequency region, this integrated para-toroïdal generator system operates at an efficiency significantly greater than conventional cartridges. The use of PCOCC wire (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) perfects the performance of the advanced para-toroïdal coil design. A special high-temperature extrusion die produces copper with virtually no transverse crystal barriers to impede signal transmission or colour sound. Thus, the coils of the AT150MLX transmit distortion-free sound in which even the most subtle details are reproduced with clarity and purity.

Mu-metal shielding plate
Plate between the left and right channels in the generator system assure that the high level of channel separation achieved is preserved at the cartridge output. To further increase the accuracy of the AT150MLX’s moving system, Audio-Technica engineers have ensured against unwanted parasitic vibration with an anti-resonance ceramic mounting base.

As a final attention to detail, even the output terminals are constructed of PCOCC copper. This meticulous care and attention given to every minute detail in both the vibration and generator systems has resulted in a significant improvement in the performance and sound quality. This superb cartridge offers audiophiles and other serious listeners added musical enjoyment.

  • Para-toroïdal generator coil circuit
  • System featuring PCOCC Wire
  • MicroLine® shaped diamond tip
  • Gold-plated boron cantilever
  • Mu-metal shielding plate

  • Type: VM Dual Magnet
  • Frequency Response: 10 to 30,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 30 dB (1 kHz)
  • Channel Balance: 0.8 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23 degrees
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 W
  • Coil Inductance: 360 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 40 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
  • Output Voltage: 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Stylus Shape: MicroLine™
  • Cantilever: Gold-plated solid boron
  • Stylus Construction: Nude Square Shank
  • Mount: 1/2” centers
  • Dimensions: 17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm
  • Weight: 8.3 g
  • Accessories: Non magnetic screw driver; Anti-static stylus brush; Two 8 mm installation screws; Two 5 mm installation screws; Two hexagonal nuts; Two round nuts; Four washers; One set of PCOCC Lead Wires (AT6101)