Audio-Technica AT-ART9XA Dual MC Moving-Coil Cartridge (Non-Magnetic Core)


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An update of the AT-ART7, the AT-ART9XA non-magnetic core MC cartridge features a Shibata stylus on a 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever.

The “ART” in the model number stands for Audio-Technica Reference Transducer, a designation that we give only to our flagship phono cartridges. Compared with the magnetic core used in most MC cartridges, non-magnetic core cartridges are free from magnetic distortion, allowing for natural timbre and a precise sound field. Although conventional non-magnetic cores struggle with output voltage, the AT-ART9XA features a newly designed coil armature with an improved output voltage of 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec). The dual moving coils (fashioned from high-performance PCOCC wire) are aligned in an inverted V shape to provide high separation and wide response. Threaded cartridge mounting holes make installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm incredibly easy.

  • Non-magnetic core moving coil cartridge offers superior spatial representation
  • Dual moving coils are aligned in an inverted V shape, providing high separation and wide response for clear sound localization and minimal distortion
  • Shibata stylus ensures accurate high and mid-low range reproduction, and the 0.28 mm diameter solid boron cantilever provides excellent response characteristics
  • Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke significantly increase magnetic energy
  • Redesigned coil armature provides an output voltage of 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • PCOCC coils ensure high-fidelity transmission
  • Machined aluminum base supports both the magnetic circuit and the vibration system, ensuring excellent playback stability
  • Hybrid body of machined aluminum and high-rigidity plastic reduces undesirable parasitic resonance
  • Threaded cartridge mounting holes allow easy installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm

Cartridge & Stylus


Frequency Response

20-50,000 Hz

Channel Separation

30 (dB at 1 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Angle


Vertical Tracking Force

1.6-2.0 g (1.8 g standard)

Stylus Construction


Recommended Load Impedance

Min. 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)

Coil Impedance

12 ohms (1 kHz)

DC Resistance

12 ohms

Coil Inductance

2.5 µH (1 kHz)

Output Voltage

0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)

Output Channel Balance

0.5 dB (1 kHz)

Stylus Shape



0.28 mm diameter solid boron

Static Compliance

20 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Dynamic Compliance

10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)



Cartridge Weight

8.5 g (0.30 oz)


17.3 mm (0.68") H × 16.8 mm (0.66") W × 25.0 mm (0.98") D

Accessories Included

Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; cartridge installation screws (M2.6) (5.0 mm × 2, 8.0 mm × 2, 10.0 mm x 2, 12.0 mm x 2); protector; brush

Threaded Hole

M2.6 x 2


Note: moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.