Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/SP phono cartridge - MC 78 RPM Mono

Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/SP phono cartridge - MC 78 RPM Mono

SKU: ATMONO3SP

  • $189.99

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT-MONO3/SP AT MONO3/SP ATMONO3/SP CARTRIDGE - MC 78RPM MONO
- True mono 78RPM cartridge for true mono fidelity

Mono True 78 RPM Cartridge
The AT-MONO3/SP is a true mono 78 RPM cartridge - one of a select few in the world! A true mono cartridge is designed, wired and built only to retrieve signals from the record grooves in the horizontal plane. The groove of a monaural recording is modulated only in the horizontal plane. Stereo recordings, on the other hand, are cut into the vinyl at a forty-five degree angle with a separate channel of information on each of the grove walls, thus requiring the stylus to pick up signals in both the horizontal and vertical plane. As a stereo cartridge sums the channels internally, it picks up noise from the vertical plane of the record grooves. Interestingly, in a mono record much of the surface noise is in the vertical plane, so avoiding this plane is beneficial. By not even picking up or amplifying this information you eliminate a lot of the noise from mono records that you hear when played back through a stereo cartridge.

High Output Moving Coil Mono Cartridge
The Audio Technica AT-MONO3/SP cartridge is special. A high output moving coil cartridge of excellent production quality and wound with PCOCC coil for signal purity, it is designed to deliver excellent fidelity and superb clarity when playing 78 RPM mono records. With its high output of 1.2mV, it can be used without additional pre-preamplification or a MC transformer.

As a Moving Coil mono cartridge of superior design and execution, the AT-MONO3/SP offers a listening experience that is close to musical truth with the detail, high frequency extension, sound stage, harmonic layering, and low frequency response that make other cartridges seem flat and constricted.

Proven in use for many years in Japan, the Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/SP 78 RPM cartridge in now available in the U.S. It brings back the pure joy of discovery and listening pleasure for 78 record playing.

Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/SP Cartridge Specifications
- Tonearm mount: 1/2 inch
- Type: Moving coil, mono 78 RPM mono cartridge
- Frequency response: 45Hz-7kHz1
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 1.2mV
- Tracking force: 3 - 7 g (5 g standard)
- Recommended load: 40 ohms - 47K ohms (determine best value by listening)
- Cantilever: Aluminum alloy
- Stylus: Highly polished special conical 2.5 mil diamond
- Dynamic compliance: 7.0 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Static compliance: 20.0 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Dimensions (mm): H16.0 x W16.6 x L26.5
- Weight: 6.8 g
- Accessories included: Screwdriver, screws, washers, nuts, spacer/weight, stylus brush

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Footnote 1: Old 78RPM records were recorded using different equalizations (EQ) depending on the recording label. In listening, we surmise that the narrow specification possibly reflects the difficulty in publishing an accurate extended low and high frequency response range even though this cartridge has this capability.


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Better than Dawn!

I've been using D4 fluid before playing Okki Nokki cleaned records. I read good things about the pure enzyme so I decided to try it. I give it about 2 minutes to soak on the record while brushing and then dry with microfiber. There is a definite reduction in clicks and surface noise that the D4 just could not do. I think this is a great product! I have a mmf-5 and take this record thing sort of seriously.

I am very happy with the product , mostly I am impressed with the efficiency of the service provided and the delivery service, thank you once again, it is a pleasure to be able to listen to my vinyl records, cheers all Rob Bell

Not received yet

I do not have info on parcel service in my country (Colombia) . You did not advise which parcel service was going to be used. If for any chance you sent it by the national service 4-72 (its name) , the envelope could take up to 3 (three) months to get here, please use private parcel services such as ‘Deprisa’, ‘Servientrega’ or ‘Envia’, never the national service 4-72 or ‘Interrapidisimo’ both the worst post services

Replacing a 30 year old Shure A 200 Stylus

The replacement cartridge works great! Very good sound.

SN40X stylus

Maybe the stylus is so bad, but the whole system - the stylus + the cartridge, did not left any good impression.