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Audio Technica AT12

Dual Magnet Phonograph Cartridge

Audio Technica AT12


The Audio Technica AT12 moving magnet cartridge was available as the AT12E and AT12XE with elliptical stylus, or the AT12Sa with bonded Shibata stylus.


Generating element: dual moving magnet

Frequency response: 15-25000Hz (E) 15-28000kHz (XE) 15-45000kHz (Sa)

Output: 4.2mV (E,XE) 2.7mV (Sa)

Channel balance: 1.5dB (E,XE) 1.0dB (Sa)

Stylus shape: elliptical (E/XE) shibata (Sa)

Stylus construction: bonded / nude

Cantilever: thin wall

Tracking force: 1-2g (E) 1-1.75g (XE) 0.75-1.75g (Sa)

Cartridge weight: 5.5g

Replacement stylus assembly: ATS12(blue) ATN12XE (caramel) ATN12S (ivory)


E/XE/Sa instruction/owners manual  English

E/XE/Sa instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - Canamjohnny

XE flyer  English - themisto462

XE flyer (alt scan)  English - dan mocanu

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