With a high-quality sound comparable to more expensive models, the AT-F2 provides outstanding value and performance, which delights those who appreciate the sound quality of analogue records.
The AT-F2 uses 0.07 mm diameter stainless suspension wire, which serves an important role as a fulcrum point for audio signal transfer. This stainless wire is used for higher quality MC-type cartridges. This stabilises the fulcrum position and enables auditory lateralisation to provide excellent expression of the high-frequency range.
The neodymium magnet provides maximum energy (BHmax of 50[kJ/m3]), while the pure iron yoke provides excellent magnetic properties. Together, they further boast the magnetic field concentrated in the coil gap area. Using a precision-crafted sturdy aluminium alloy as the base, the body’s structure is made of hard resin which minimises parasitic resonance. This achieves greater rigidity and improves signal-to-noise ratio.
PCOCC does not give rise to crystalline resistance in the transmission direction, enabling audiophiles to enjoy pure transmissions.
Our unique moving coil type cartridge has a basic structure where one cylindrical coil is used for the left channel and another is used for the right channel. This structure by which power is generated independently for the left and right channels physically provides outstanding separation characteristics. The leakage of signals from one channel into the other exerts a decisive influence on the stereo expanse as well as on the sound quality. This is because this leakage is tantamount to creating irregular cross modulation. The reason why the dual moving coil system delivers such a clear and finely delineated sound quality is no doubt due to the system’s naturally excellent separation. The AT-F2 features a reverse V-shaped formation for the two left and right coils to reduce the vibration mass as seen from the stylus tip.
Type Dual Moving Coil
Mounting 1/2" Centers
Frequency Response 15 - 30,000Hz
Body Material Aluminium/Synthetic Resin
Channel Separation 25dB (1kHz)
Output Channel Balance 1.5dB (1kHz)
Output Voltage 0.32mV (1kHz and 5cm/sec.)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus Shape Elliptical
Stylus Curvature Radius 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Stylus Construction Bonded Round Shank
Coil Impedance 12Ω (1kHz)
Coil Inductance 25µH (1kHz)
DC Resistance 12Ω
Static Compliance 35×10-6cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 9×10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)
Terminal Pins Brass
Recommended Load Impedance Min 100Ω
Dimensions 17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.4 (L) mm
Replacement Stylus When the stylus is to be replaced, replace the entire cartridge. Take the used cartridge to your Audio-Technica Authorised Service Centre. The new cartridge, or any other model which is desired among the line-up of MC cartridges sold by Audio-Technica, are available at the stylus replacement price.