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Audio-Technica 60th Anniversary AT-MC2022 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge

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  • $ 9,000

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The result of 60 years of phono cartridge research and development, the AT-MC2022 offers cutting-edge technology for the analog audio aficionado. This innovative moving coil cartridge produces a sharp, vibrant soundscape that lets you hear – and feel – every detail of your music.

Unified Diamond Stylus-Cantilever
The highlight of the AT-MC2022 cartridge is its unified stylus-cantilever, formed from a single, lab-grown diamond. This unique construction eliminates the distortion caused by conventional bonding of stylus to cantilever, allowing for a purer transmission of the vibration from the record groove to the coils.

The Art of Analog
It is an honor to provide a quality audio experience to millions of people throughout the world. What begins as a simple vibration – a subtle movement – results in an emotional connection, whether that be when listening deeply to an album or sharing your voice with the world.


  • Produces a sharp, vibrant soundscape that lets you hear – and feel – every detail of your music
  • Integrated stylus and 0.22 mm cantilever, formed from a single lab-grown diamond, eliminates the distortion caused by conventional bonding for pure signal transmission and fast transient response
  • The integrated diamond cantilever is lab-grown using CVD (chemical vapor deposition) process
  • Body constructed of titanium and aluminum with an elastomer undercover to reduce undesirable resonance
  • Utilizes a highly efficient magnetic circuit resulting in greater magnetic flux density and output voltage
  • High-quality terminal pins (with gold plating that’s approximately 30 times thicker than on conventional pins) reduce contact resistance
  • Black accents on cartridge body are inspired by traditional shippo enameling (Japanese cloisonné)
  • Threaded cartridge mounting holes allow for easy installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm
  • Comes with specially designed walnut storage case, featuring acrylic window with laser-engraved 60th anniversary logo and serial number. In addition, the packaging uses a traditional Japanese Echizen Washi paper.
  • Hand crafted Ion plating that achieves both high durability and a stunning mirror finish


  • Frequency Response: 20 to 50,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 30 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20°
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.6 to 2.0 g (1.8 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Unified line contact (integrated cantilever type)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: ≥ 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)
  • Coil Impedance: 12 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 12 ohms
  • Coil Inductance: 25 μH (1 kHz)
  • Output Voltage: 0.55 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
  • Output Channel Balance: 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Cantilever: 0.22 mm (0.0087") square diamond
  • Static Compliance: 21 × 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 15 × 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Cartridge Weight: 9.5 g (0.34 oz)
  • Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.68”) × 17.7 mm (0.70”) × 26.7 mm (1.1”) (H × W × D)

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