Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by smee4 » 29 Jan 2019 22:30

PaulKehayas wrote:
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!
That's entirely my expectation as well. When it comes time for a replacement (about 6 months from now) I will be buying a VM95ML.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by KentT » 29 Jan 2019 22:35

I am running a new Audio-Technica AT-VM 95C. It is a better sounding cartridge than the old AT-95E. Better detail, does better with resolving complex musical passages, better transient response, awesome quality diamond. Very nice clean sound, and tracks beautifully at 2 grams. A lot of cartridge for not much money, upgradeable by stylus change. I like it.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by Boltman92124 » 29 Jan 2019 23:53

KentT wrote:
29 Jan 2019 22:35
I am running a new Audio-Technica AT-VM 95C. It is a better sounding cartridge than the old AT-95E. Better detail, does better with resolving complex musical passages, better transient response, awesome quality diamond. Very nice clean sound, and tracks beautifully at 2 grams. A lot of cartridge for not much money, upgradeable by stylus change. I like it.
First one I've seen that tried the conical! With the old series, I much preferred the 95ce (conical, LP Gear) to the stock 95e. Better bass and midrange.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PioneerFan » 31 Jan 2019 02:49

I like the 95E. But man is it bright. Hot as the blazes. I will take my Shure m97xE, with it's supposed "rolled off" highs, any day.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by smee4 » 31 Jan 2019 03:08

PioneerFan wrote:
31 Jan 2019 02:49
I like the 95E. But man is it bright. Hot as the blazes. I will take my Shure m97xE, with it's supposed "rolled off" highs, any day.
That's contrary to what most people experience. I find it refreshingly neutral and even in it's response. I have a Shure M97xe as well. I found it lacked detail, and that is probably related to the "rolled off highs" description it gets.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by cafe latte » 31 Jan 2019 08:06

PioneerFan wrote:
31 Jan 2019 02:49
I like the 95E. But man is it bright. Hot as the blazes. I will take my Shure m97xE, with it's supposed "rolled off" highs, any day.
More tracking force needed. It is not tht it is hot, but ragged treble at 2g it needs 2.5g to sweeten up.
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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PioneerFan » 31 Jan 2019 13:11

I might try it at 2.5, but as many haver posted elsewhere, I still think it's a bright sounding cart.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by cafe latte » 01 Feb 2019 01:41

PioneerFan wrote:
31 Jan 2019 13:11
I might try it at 2.5, but as many haver posted elsewhere, I still think it's a bright sounding cart.
Maybe rest of gear is on bright side? What speakers amp etc? AT are clear sounding but I dont believe the treble is hot. No way though to the AT95e track well at 2g, much nicer at 2.5g IMO
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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PioneerFan » 01 Feb 2019 13:20

cafe latte wrote:
01 Feb 2019 01:41
PioneerFan wrote:
31 Jan 2019 13:11
I might try it at 2.5, but as many haver posted elsewhere, I still think it's a bright sounding cart.
Maybe rest of gear is on bright side? What speakers amp etc? AT are clear sounding but I dont believe the treble is hot. No way though to the AT95e track well at 2g, much nicer at 2.5g IMO
Chris
It's not a "defect" in my gear. Others have said the same. Do you think I only have one pair of speakers?

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by BMRR » 01 Feb 2019 14:11

PioneerFan wrote:
01 Feb 2019 13:20
Others have said the same.
And plenty of others have said it's not bright.

You don't like it and that's fine, but why go 'round and 'round in circles about whether it's bright or not? Some people think it is, some people think it's not. Personal taste is just that: personal.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by PioneerFan » 01 Feb 2019 14:15

BMRR wrote:
01 Feb 2019 14:11
PioneerFan wrote:
01 Feb 2019 13:20
Others have said the same.
And plenty of others have said it's not bright.

You don't like it and that's fine, but why go 'round and 'round in circles about whether it's bright or not? Some people think it is, some people think it's not. Personal taste is just that: personal.
I do like it. But it's clear it's an entry level cartridge. It does represent a tremendous value for what it is.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by goatbreath » 01 Feb 2019 16:32

I find the sweet spot of the AT95e to be 2.2 to 2.3 grams depending on the arm..
You get an improvement in tracking with a little more weight..
The bass sounds bloated to me if you go over that..
I think the AT95e sounds less bright than the Audio Technicas further up the range..
I find that the sweet spot for the AT91 too..

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by Boltman92124 » 01 Feb 2019 20:11

PioneerFan wrote:
01 Feb 2019 14:15
BMRR wrote:
01 Feb 2019 14:11
PioneerFan wrote:
01 Feb 2019 13:20
Others have said the same.
And plenty of others have said it's not bright.

You don't like it and that's fine, but why go 'round and 'round in circles about whether it's bright or not? Some people think it is, some people think it's not. Personal taste is just that: personal.
I do like it. But it's clear it's an entry level cartridge. It does represent a tremendous value for what it is.
I like it's tone more than the AT100e, but it is more veiled sounding than the 100e with the 95e stock stylus. Only time I listen to it now is with the even cheaper 95ce stylus, which is much warmer sounding than the 95e and has better slam/quieter record surface...It's at LP Gear.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by Smoke Screen » 02 Feb 2019 00:13

Recently bought a AT-VM95ML for my old Sony PS-X6. Well,its a nice fit.
Easy to mount and adjust. Needs a couple hours to break in when fresh out
of the box,but settles nicely into a tonally well balanced sound. Certainly it is
not overly bright,shy in bass or veiled in the mids, and it tracks perfectly fine.
No sibilance or igd of course. Good resolution and detail and a overall nicely
consenting sound presentation. Transparency is fine on music with a way higher
complexity than the usual high end presentation coffee house jazz or pop.
Also it seems in practice to be not that sensibel against higher load capacities
than the cartridge values on paper suggest. At least to a certain extent.

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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Post by cafe latte » 02 Feb 2019 04:21

PioneerFan wrote:
01 Feb 2019 14:15
BMRR wrote:
01 Feb 2019 14:11
PioneerFan wrote:
01 Feb 2019 13:20
Others have said the same.
And plenty of others have said it's not bright.

You don't like it and that's fine, but why go 'round and 'round in circles about whether it's bright or not? Some people think it is, some people think it's not. Personal taste is just that: personal.
I do like it. But it's clear it's an entry level cartridge. It does represent a tremendous value for what it is.
The AT3600l and the AT95e in fact all AT carts have the magnets before the suspension so the vibrations picked up by the stylus are not damped by the suspension. Decca do something similar apart Decca dont have a suspension which is the reason they have this live in room sound. The AT3600l having magnets before suspension puts it with expensive MC's as nothing else cheap does things this way. It might be entry level but technology is not..
What are your speakers anyway?
Chris