The AT33Sa Dual Moving Coil Cartridge from Audio-Technica features a Shibata line-contact stylus, known for its superior high-range performance and strong mid and bass sound. The stylus is mounted on a tapered boron cantilever with a double damper for reduced weight and better audio quality. The cartridge’s dual moving coils provide better channel separation and are affixed within a strong but lightweight VC mold to reduce unwanted vibration. The cartridge uses a neodymium magnet and a permendur yoke for enhanced magnetic energy. The PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coils ensure pure audio transmission.
Moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.
Delivers full-range audio reproduction
Advanced tapered boron cantilever and reduced coil weight improve the audio quality, particularly in the higher frequencies
Neodymium magnet and permendur yoke enhance the magnetic energy
PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coil enables pure signal transfer
High-separation, wide response dual moving coil
VC mold limits unnecessary vibration
Precision-cast hard aluminum alloy body enhances rigidity and the signal-to-noise ratio
Audio-Technica Consumer AT33SA Specs
15 to 50,000 Hz
30 dB (1 kHz)
Vertical: 1.8 to 2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
Recommended Load Impedance
More than 100 Ohms (when head amplifier is connected)