Audio-Technica announced the Limited Edition 50th Anniversary AT50ANV air-core moving coil phono cartridge and the AT150ANV Dual Magnet phono cartridge.
The AT50ANV has a unique air-core design that employs a non-magnetic armature for the coil frame, yielding exquisite resolution of fine musical detail and a natural, transparent, spacious sound. Its new magnetic proprietary circuit design and neodymium magnets deliver almost twice the output of previous cartridges for extremely low noise and improved bass response.
Additional details include a solid boron cantilever with a specially designed line contact stylus, a machined titanium base and aluminum and titanium body components, OFC 7N wiring and other enhancements. This model comes in a wooden presentation case with the 50th anniversary logo engraved into the wood.
The AT150ANV moving-coil phono cartridge combines traditional design elements with modern refinements to deliver richly detailed vinyl playback. Like the AT50ANV, it employs a non-magnetic armature coil-wound frame and a magnetic circuit design and neodymium magnets that deliver higher output than other moving coil designs. The AT150ANV utilizes a Micro Linear stylus tip mounted to a solid boron cantilever. Its machined aluminum housing and damping material are designed to absorb unwanted resonances for superb clarity and resolution. The musical result is sure to please the most discriminating audiophiles and music lovers.