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Astatic QT

Phonograph Cartridge

astatic qt cartridge
Astatic QT


The Astatic QT is an entirely new and improved 'quiet talk' cartridge, especially for home use, equipped with a replaceable needle of the most improved and advanced design.


Needle type: precious metal tip (QT-M), sapphire tip (QT-J)

Output voltage: 0.75 mV

Cutoff frequency: 5kHz

Terminals: pin

List price: $8.40 (QT-M), $8.90 (QT-J)


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QT Cartridge

A cartridge with increased compliance for minimal surface noise and needle talk! I guess they understood their styli back then as well. Interesting reading, and an interesting antique.