Audio-Technica AT-MONO3/LP



The AT-MONO3/LP is a high-output (1.2 mV) moving coil cartridge designed specifically for use with mono vinyl records.* Due to the horizontal configuration of its PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) voice coils, the AT-MONO3/LP cartridge only generates electrical signal with horizontal movement, yet it also has appropriate compliance in the vertical direction, making it safe for use with stereo records. The voice coils are wired in series, resulting in one mono signal that is transmitted to the cartridge’s white-blue terminals and red-green terminals in order to feed both inputs of a stereo phono preamp.

The cartridge’s low-mass 0.6 mil conical stylus is mounted on an aluminum cantilever for excellent tracking performance. Because the AT-MONO3/LP does not easily pick up unnecessary strain components from distorted or scratched records, it produces mono audio of a much higher quality than that generated by a stereo cartridge. The cartridge features a strong, rigid body of die-cast aluminum alloy and synthetic resin to eliminate unnecessary vibrations.

* This cartridge with 0.6 mil conical stylus is not compatible with SP (standard play) shellac records. It is designed to play mono microgroove 33-1/3 vinyl records.

Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
Vertical Tracking Force 1.5-2.5 g (2.0 g standard)
Recommended Load Impedance 400-47,000 ohms*
Coil Impedance 40 ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 40 ohms
Coil Inductance 190 µH (1 kHz)
Output 1.2 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Stylus Shape 0.6 mil conical
Stylus Type Bonded round shank
Cantilever Aluminum pipe
Static Compliance 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 7 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
Mount Half-inch
Weight 6.8 g (0.24 oz)
Dimensions 16.0 mm (0.63″) H × 16.6 mm (0.65″) W × 26.5 mm (1.04″) D
Accessories Included Non-magnetic screwdriver; 2 washers; 2 nuts; cartridge installation screws (13 mm × 2, 20 mm × 2); plastic protector; brush; PCOCC lead wire set


Note: Stylus assembly is not field-replaceable.

* When connected to the MC input of a transformer-less phono pre-amp, choose a lower gain position due to the high output voltage (1.2 mV).

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