Audio Technica AT33EV Phonograph Cartridge
Audio Technica AT33EV Phonograph Cartridge
Manufacturer : Audio-Technica
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Product Description
The new half-inch standard mount .3 x .7 mil elliptical AT33EV cartridge features a tapered duralumin cantilever. Dual Moving Coil cartridge design increases channel separation and extends the frequency response range delivering extraordinary audio quality. Internally constructed with neodymium magnet for enhanced magnetic energy and PCOCC wire for pure audio transmission.
Product Details
  • Color: Burgundy, Gold
  • Brand: Audio-Technica
  • Model: AT33EV
  • Released on: 2014-10-01
  • Platform: Not Machine Specific
  • Dimensions: 4.00" h x 2.00" w x 4.00" l, .2 pounds
  • Product Features
  • Frequency response: 15-50,000Hz
  • Channel Separation: 30 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 grams (2.0 grams standard)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 100 ohms (with head amplifier connected)
  • Output: 0.3 (mV at 1 kHz, 3.54 cm/sec)
  • Customer Reviews

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    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5It's wonderful.
    By PDNY
    It's hard to know if I will ultimately prefer it to the Denon 301mk2, which I also own. I am using it mounted on the audio technica 10 G headshell, on a pioneer pl518. Maybe overkill, but it seems to work great with both cartridges. The rest of my equipment is a rogue pharaoh integrated and focal Electra 1007be. I am using a denon SUT as well as the Parks Audio Budgie or the Rogue's MC phono preamp (haven't really made up my mind). Overall, both the denon and audio technica are excellent performers almost compliments to each other. What one has, the other lacks. Let's say that one day you are in the mood for a punchy and lively sound with lots of upper bass and pronounced mids. That's when I use the Denon. After a while, I am left wanting a little more definition and a more comfortable relaxed sound. It's at33ev time. Keep in mind that there are so many variables in terms of arm matching, cartridge loading, etc. I have made many experiments, but overall, the differences are about the same. After listening to the Denon for extended periods, I start missing the wide soundstage the depth and the upper range detail. Mind you, the bass with my system is not earth shaking. It's like my Beyer headphones, the bass is there, but it's not in your face. However, the bass is very fast and articulate. Like others have pointed out, the surface noise is extremely low and tracking is fantastic. No inner groove distortion with pioneer 518 either!
    I confess that I also bought it for its sexy looks, if you find that possibility in a cartridge. I don't think that given good matching gear, you will regret buying it. Enjoy!

    0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
    5Needle drop. Great sound. Mic drop.
    By Amazonian
    I cannot compare it to other carts. I have paired this with Emotiva Audio XPS-1 Phono Preamp on a ClearAudio TT and i like the overall tonality. The bass is tight without boom while the treble is not harsh/bright. Don't get me wrong by saying it's not bright - it is sharp, but not the type of bright that produces ear fatigue. I used a cartridge alignment protractor (free, prints to correct scale) to align it. IIRC, I used the Loefgren protractor that should be available on VinylEngine.

    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
    5Detail And Clarity. No surface noise. The perfect upgrade for MM's like AT440MLA or Shure M97xE
    I began with Shure M97xE, then upgraded to AT440MLA, which is very "detailed" and "clear" (but watch out, because this is due to a tricky Equalization curve).
    Anyway, AT440MLA is a really great cart, but lacks of bass and midrange frequencies. It's too difficult bring out those frequencies, even though an aux EQ is present. With some recently remastered records like MJ's "Thriller" (2008 picture disc ltd. edition), it sounds too bright and may cause some listening fatigue.

    Always searching for perfection, I decided to get into MC carts. I really trust in Audio Technica so I wanted to give AT33EV a chance.

    Well, when AT33EV came to me, things seemed to get better. After a Break-In period of 8 - 10 hours, detail and clarity of AT440MLA were still present, but bass and midrange were now present too!! Besides, there were no surface noise!!! (this was a real and gratifying surprise). Some old records like "Dark Side OF The Moon", Santana's "Abraxas", now came back to life again, and sound better than CD, too clear, too detailed, punchy, pure.

    In short: this cart is really ADDICTIVE, a lot of detail, clarity, flat response and "CD tone", NO SURFACE NOISE (unless LP is too worn). As Audio Technica description says: "it's a perfeccionist cartridge". Of course it's an entry level MC, but if you're coming from MM world you will be gratefully surprised and happy with your purchase. Remember to spend around 8 hours of playing to break in. After that, enjoy as a little child.

    My backline: Technics 1200 MK2, Pre Cambridge Audio 651P, Receiver Onkyo TX8030, Speakers KEF C7, AudioQuest Golden Gate RCA Cables and MediaBridge Ultra Series speaker cables (with banana plugs)

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