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RE: CartridgeCompatibility

Hi Anthony,

If he has the low mass tonearm without the detachable headshell, the AT-ART9 might be a good high-compliance moving coil. My AT-ART7 is supposed to be medium-compliance, but it turns out to be high-compliance as well. The new AT-OC9/III is also high-compliance.

Most low-output moving coils are medium-compliance and a few are low-compliance, but Audio Technica seems to making some fairly high-compliance moving coils these days. The arm/cartridge resonance frequency of my AT-ART7 in my SME V tonearm is between 6 and 7-Hz, but it is the best sounding cartridge I now own and probably one of the best sounding I've ever owned.

Best regards,
John Elison


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