AT-F2

Moving Coil Cartridge

  • Features our celebrated dual coil design and elliptical stylus
  • Class leading quality of sound and reliability
  • Neodymium magnet is employed for maximum energy
  • PCOCC coil enables purer transmission
  • Power is generated independently for the left and right channels
  • Precision-crafted sturdy aluminium alloy base

£169.99 (inc. VAT)

AT-F2

AT-F2

AT-F2

Moving Coil Cartridge

With a high-quality sound comparable to more expensive models, the AT-F2 provides outstanding value and performance, which delights those who appreciate the sound quality of analogue records.

Diameter stainless suspension wire
The AT-F2 uses 0.07 mm diameter stainless suspension wire, which serves an important role as a fulcrum point for audio signal transfer. This stainless wire is used for higher quality MC-type cartridges. This stabilises the fulcrum position and enables auditory lateralisation to provide excellent expression of the high-frequency range.
 
Neodymium magnet for dramatically increased magnetic energy
The neodymium magnet provides maximum energy (BHmax of 50[kJ/m3]), while the pure iron yoke provides excellent magnetic properties. Together, they further boast the magnetic field concentrated in the coil gap area.

PCOCC used for coils and terminal pins
PCOCC does not give rise to crystalline resistance in the transmission direction, enabling
audiophiles to enjoy pure transmissions.
 
Dual moving coil with high separation and wide response
Our unique moving coil type cartridge has a basic structure where one cylindrical coil is used for the left channel and another is used for the right channel. This structure by which power is generated independently for the left and right channels physically provides outstanding separation characteristics. The leakage of signals from one channel into the other exerts a decisive influence on the stereo expanse as well as on the sound quality. This is because this leakage is tantamount to creating irregular cross modulation. The reason why the dual moving coil system delivers such a clear and finely delineated sound quality is no doubt due to the system’s naturally excellent separation. The AT-F2 features a reverse V-shaped formation for the two left and right coils to reduce the vibration mass as seen from the stylus tip.
 
Durable construction dedicated to achieving increased rigidity
Using a precision-crafted sturdy aluminium alloy as the base, the body’s structure is made of hard resin which minimises parasitic resonance. This achieves greater rigidity and improves signal-to-noise ratio.

 

“Excellent expression of the high-frequency range”

The 0.07 mm diameter stainless suspension wire serves an important role as a fulcrum point for audio signal transfer, enabling auditory lateralisation to provide excellent expression of the high-frequency range.

“Outstanding separation characteristics”

The unique structure of our moving coil type cartridges, where power is generated independently for the left and right channels, physically provides outstanding separation characteristics.

AT-F2
Type Dual Moving Coil
Mounting 1/2" Centers
Frequency Response 15 - 30,000Hz
Body Material Aluminium/Synthetic Resin
Channel Separation 25dB (1kHz)
Output Channel Balance 1.5dB (1kHz)
Output Voltage 0.32mV (1kHz and 5cm/sec.)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus Shape Elliptical
Stylus Curvature Radius 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Stylus Construction Bonded Round Shank
Cantilever Aluminium
Coil Impedance 12Ω (1kHz)
Coil Inductance 25µH (1kHz)
DC Resistance 12Ω
Static Compliance 35×10-6cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 9×10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)
Terminal Pins Brass
Recommended Load Impedance Min 100Ω
Weight 5g
Dimensions 17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.4 (L) mm
Replacement Stylus When the stylus is to be replaced, replace the entire cartridge. Take the used cartridge to your Audio-Technica Authorised Service Centre. The new cartridge, or any other model which is desired among the line-up of MC cartridges sold by Audio-Technica, are available at the stylus replacement price.

Trusted by industry professionals

Trusted by industry professionals

Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.

It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.

 

50 Years of Devotion to music

50 Years of Devotion to music

For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.

Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.

 

A Legacy in Innovation

A Legacy in Innovation

Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.

It’s expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.

A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.

 

A Passion for Listening

A Passion for Listening

Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today.

Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.

Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.

 

Two Year Limited Warranty

Two Year Limited Warranty

All Audio-Technica products come with a two year warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.

All Audio-Technica products purchased from Audio-Technica Europe are guaranteed for two years from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge*.

(* T&Cs apply)