Audio Technica AT-OC9/III

The Audio-Technica AT-OC9 III AT-OC9/III phono cartridge is one of the finest moving coil cartridges made.  It is manufactured extremely well in Japan and is very reliable. Its performance is both world class and top class.  It is one of the cartridges of choice for the Linn LP12 with Ittock arms and we just love them on everything else too!.  However, the AT-OC9ML/II is one of the worlds most tolerant cartridges, and has all the benefits of being moving coil, read the many reviews on the net?  Our low price is no more than the USA Dollar price, plus 5% import duty, 17.5% VAT.  No tricks here and supplied directly by Audio Technica UK straight to Sound Hi Fi.  You get a one year Audio Technica UK warrantee.

The Audio-Technica AT-OC9 III is a significant achievement in precision manufacturing with tolerances held to mere thousands of an inch. Stringent quality control assures that these tolerances, as well as performance criteria, are maintained by every Audio-Technica AT-OC9 III phono cartridge. In addition, the Audio-Technica AT-OC9/III phono cartridge features:


Dual-coil system for maximum channel separation.
High-flux samarium cobalt magnet for improved electrical generation.
PCOCC ( Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coil windings for low-loss "transparent" signal transmission.
Gold-plated solid boron cantilever.
MicroLine™ stylus.

The Audio-Technica AT-OC9/III phono cartridge is the second generation of the highly acclaimed model. A brand new design with a gold-plated boron cantilever and MicroLine diamond tip, the AT-OC9 III has received many accolades from music listeners and audiophiles. Moving coil cartridges are preferred by many serious audiophiles, citing clarity and transparency of tone, better defined transients, precise stereo imaging and lower distortion as reasons for their preference.

The Audio-Technica AT-OC9 III phono cartridge features a Microline stylus, PCOCC coil windings for low-loss signal transmission, a high-flux samarium cobalt magnet and a low resonance, gold-plated boron cantilever. Supplied with tools and a fixing kit, also an individual frequency response plot. 

  • Frequency Response 15-50,000 Hz

    Channel Separation 31/21 (dB at 1 kHz/10 kHz)

    Vertical Tracking Force 1.25-1.75 grams

  • Weight 8.0 grams

  • Dynamic compliance 18 10-6cm/dyne

  • Static compliance 35.0 x 10-6 cm/Dyne @ 100HZ

    Stylus Construction Nude square shank 40 7μm

    Recommended Load Impedance 100 ohms

    Output 0.4 (mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

    Channel Balance 1.0 dB

    Stylus Shape MicroLine™

    Cantilever Gold-plated boron

    Mount Half-inch

          Fitting kit supplied (as above)

  • Individual signed frequency response graph provided

         On demonstration in Dartmouth Devon

         A review by SoundStage


    Our price
599.00 499.95 inc VAT

   ● If you see a lower price, just let us know and we will beat it!

How do we get that price?  We love Audio Technica and we buy a shed load of stuff from them.  They seem to like us too, so we get the best possible price, and 'cos we are nice guys, we pass this on to you!

Dave Cawley the owner of Sound Hi Fi explains " I have always loved moving coil cartridges and had one of the first Dynavector Ruby Karat in 1980, I was hooked!  The OC9 is a world class cartridge and we did a deal with Audio Technica, you can see by the box label we buy in bulk!  We believe in the OC9 so much, that we even have Clearaudio deliver their award winning Emotion turntable without a cartridge, so you can choose your own, and what better choice than the OC9 ? " 

These cartridges are supplied by Audio Technica UK and guaranteed by Sound Hi Fi and Audio Technica UK, no grey imports here!!



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Audio Technica AT-OC9/III

Sound Hi Fi

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