Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by cafe latte » 31 Dec 2018 13:59

kolob wrote:
31 Dec 2018 13:40
I just bought one for temporary use till I can I afford somsthing better. And to my ears sounds more detailed then original model yet nicely balenced with out being bright I have it on musichall ikura as I hate the 2m blue
I cant stand the 2m blue either, the AT has the highs without the edginess.
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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by AudioFeline » 28 Jan 2019 11:39

It will be interesting to see if the new AT's can be modified to the same extent as the AT95 could.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by cafe latte » 28 Jan 2019 13:00

AudioFeline wrote:
28 Jan 2019 11:39
It will be interesting to see if the new AT's can be modified to the same extent as the AT95 could.
The new AT95 has the possibility of a ML or a shibats stylus (IMO ML is a better cut for stereo regardless of price). With stylus options not sure how else they could be modded. Also my 2c is the old OMO sound better..
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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PioneerFan » 28 Jan 2019 20:00

cafe latte wrote:
28 Jan 2019 13:00
AudioFeline wrote:
28 Jan 2019 11:39
It will be interesting to see if the new AT's can be modified to the same extent as the AT95 could.
The new AT95 has the possibility of a ML or a shibats stylus (IMO ML is a better cut for stereo regardless of price). With stylus options not sure how else they could be modded. Also my 2c is the old OMO sound better..
Chris
Seems like severe overkill for what truly is a budget cartridge. If you are going to spend that much, why not invest too in complementary magnetics?

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by Boltman92124 » 28 Jan 2019 21:21

cafe latte wrote:
28 Jan 2019 13:00
AudioFeline wrote:
28 Jan 2019 11:39
It will be interesting to see if the new AT's can be modified to the same extent as the AT95 could.
The new AT95 has the possibility of a ML or a shibats stylus (IMO ML is a better cut for stereo regardless of price). With stylus options not sure how else they could be modded. Also my 2c is the old OMO sound better..
Chris
I have the OM10 stylus on an Omega body and I don't think it is bright sounding at all. It has a nice balanced sound to it IMO. The AT100e, on the other hand, is brighter sounding and gives me more listener fatigue.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by smee4 » 28 Jan 2019 23:09

PioneerFan wrote:
28 Jan 2019 20:00
cafe latte wrote:
28 Jan 2019 13:00
AudioFeline wrote:
28 Jan 2019 11:39
It will be interesting to see if the new AT's can be modified to the same extent as the AT95 could.
The new AT95 has the possibility of a ML or a shibats stylus (IMO ML is a better cut for stereo regardless of price). With stylus options not sure how else they could be modded. Also my 2c is the old OMO sound better..
Chris
Seems like severe overkill for what truly is a budget cartridge. If you are going to spend that much, why not invest too in complementary magnetics?
Because, as we have discovered, the humble AT95 sounds great as is. Truly worth a small style upgrade and a range of styluses to become the VM95.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PioneerFan » 29 Jan 2019 13:16

smee4 wrote:
28 Jan 2019 23:09
PioneerFan wrote:
28 Jan 2019 20:00
cafe latte wrote:
28 Jan 2019 13:00


The new AT95 has the possibility of a ML or a shibats stylus (IMO ML is a better cut for stereo regardless of price). With stylus options not sure how else they could be modded. Also my 2c is the old OMO sound better..
Chris
Seems like severe overkill for what truly is a budget cartridge. If you are going to spend that much, why not invest too in complementary magnetics?
Because, as we have discovered, the humble AT95 sounds great as is. Truly worth a small style upgrade and a range of styluses to become the VM95.
Who is "we"?

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by BMRR » 29 Jan 2019 13:29

There's nothing sub-par about the AT95 generator. Clearaudio, for example, thinks it's good enough to use it in their MM cartridges, ranging in price from $250 to $1300:

https://www.needledoctor.com/analog/ana ... Clearaudio

And there's nothing odd about a cartridge manufacturer — in this case, Audio-Technica — using a very good generator in a budget cartridge. Many manufacturers, past and present, have done this: Ortofon, Empire, ADC, Grado, Stanton/Pickering, and Shure.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by Boltman92124 » 29 Jan 2019 16:23

BMRR wrote:
29 Jan 2019 13:29
There's nothing sub-par about the AT95 generator. Clearaudio, for example, thinks it's good enough to use it in their MM cartridges, ranging in price from $250 to $1300:

https://www.needledoctor.com/analog/ana ... Clearaudio

And there's nothing odd about a cartridge manufacturer — in this case, Audio-Technica — using a very good generator in a budget cartridge. Many manufacturers, past and present, have done this: Ortofon, Empire, ADC, Grado, Stanton/Pickering, and Shure.
Also used in the Linn Cartridges. It's interesting how similar Linn's logo is to Audio Technica's in general.
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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by struttincool » 29 Jan 2019 20:28

AudioFeline wrote:
28 Jan 2019 11:39
It will be interesting to see if the new AT's can be modified to the same extent as the AT95 could.
Have it on good authority it can be and I'll be doing it at some point. Really like the sound I get with the ebony body from Germany. So many nice choices right now. The VM500 and 700 line and all the stylus choices are on my short list also. I'm having trouble deciding what to get next. The recently released LPGear AT95 nude Micro Ridge is another I'm considering as my Vivid Line had an accident and the 'bond' didn't hold. I'm leaning toward modifying the VM95EN or ML first.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by smee4 » 29 Jan 2019 22:05

PioneerFan wrote:
29 Jan 2019 13:16
smee4 wrote:
28 Jan 2019 23:09


Because, as we have discovered, the humble AT95 sounds great as is. Truly worth a small style upgrade and a range of styluses to become the VM95.
Who is "we"?
The many people who have purchased one and posted about their positive experiences with this cheap but great cartridge. It is truly worthy of the better stylus options. "We" were already buying upgrade styluses from other sources, so AT have released their own range.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by smee4 » 29 Jan 2019 22:08

BMRR wrote:
29 Jan 2019 13:29
There's nothing sub-par about the AT95 generator. Clearaudio, for example, thinks it's good enough to use it in their MM cartridges, ranging in price from $250 to $1300:

https://www.needledoctor.com/analog/ana ... Clearaudio

And there's nothing odd about a cartridge manufacturer — in this case, Audio-Technica — using a very good generator in a budget cartridge. Many manufacturers, past and present, have done this: Ortofon, Empire, ADC, Grado, Stanton/Pickering, and Shure.
Indeed. You just have to listen to it and forget the bias caused by it's price.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PaulKehayas » 29 Jan 2019 22:12

I for one LOVE the new AT-VM95ML on my SA-750E.
It's balanced and has none of the AT brightness I have heard before in the old 440MLA and 150MLX carts.
Seriously.
I am so satisfied with this cart that I committed to a replacement stylus within a month of getting it. It has not come off the turntable in 276LPs and there's a Denon 103 waiting in the wings.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by smee4 » 29 Jan 2019 22:17

PaulKehayas wrote:
29 Jan 2019 22:12
I for one LOVE the new AT-VM95ML on my SA-750E.
It's balanced and has none of the AT brightness I have heard before in the old 440MLA and 150MLX carts.
Seriously.
I am so satisfied with this cart that I committed to a replacement stylus within a month of getting it. It has not come off the turntable in 276LPs and there's a Denon 103 waiting in the wings.
I had the 440MLa and then happened to buy an AT95e for another TT I was working on. The sound was so nice in comparison, I bought an Vividline replacement stylus from LPGear, and now, the 95VL is on my main table and the 440MLa sits in the spares box.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PaulKehayas » 29 Jan 2019 22:27

smee4 wrote:
29 Jan 2019 22:17
PaulKehayas wrote:
29 Jan 2019 22:12
I for one LOVE the new AT-VM95ML on my SA-750E.
It's balanced and has none of the AT brightness I have heard before in the old 440MLA and 150MLX carts.
Seriously.
I am so satisfied with this cart that I committed to a replacement stylus within a month of getting it. It has not come off the turntable in 276LPs and there's a Denon 103 waiting in the wings.
I had the 440MLa and then happened to buy an AT95e for another TT I was working on. The sound was so nice in comparison, I bought an Vividline replacement stylus from LPGear, and now, the 95VL is on my main table and the 440MLa sits in the spares box.

Seriously. The VL is not bad, but the new series and the quality of the diamonds put onto them is revelatory!