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.
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
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)