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SOLD - FOR SALE: Extremely Rare AT-ML180 PC OCC cartridge boby (generator) without stylus!
*** SHIPPING IS FREE (WORLDWIDE with INTERNATIONAL TRACKING NUMBER) !
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This offer might be interesing for the owners of the LC OFC version of the same cartridge AS THE UPGRADE! Or for those who has replacement stylus.
If you want to upgrade your LC OFC generator (coil) to the latest and the best PC OCC generator (coil) this cartridge is for you.
PC OCC (PURE COPPER by OHNO CONTINUOUS CASTING) is way different compared to the LC-OFC (see below).
i'm selling it with the genuine box and original manual. I don't have ATN180 stylus, but this AT-ML180 PC OCC cartridge generator is fully working (both channels).
The most advanced PC OCC version of the AT-ML cartridge has been released in 1987 and discontinued in the 90's according to the Audio-Technica website.Electrical signal system is all PCOCC configuration (coil wire, output terminals etc). Broadband flat transmission is realized by our own flux control system.
The generator of your AT-ML180 is electrically different from all previous models (it's not like the AT-ML170, AT-ML160, AT-ML140 and AT-ML140), so it is not designed to use styli from lower models, but you can try. AT-ML180 has lower inductance and some other parameters are different from all other models in AT-ML line as you can see in the manual.
The difference between earlier LC OFC and the latest PC OCC (PURE COPPER by OHNO CONTINUOUS CASTING) generators is audible, the coil wire is different, the output terminals are different. The AT-ML180 PC-OCC is the rarest MM cartridge from Audio-Technica. OCC is even harder to find than OFC versions. OCC is more expensive than OFC. AT-ML180 PCOCC (PURE COPPER by OHNO CONTINUOUS CASTING) generator is unique.
AT-ML180 technical specs is different not only because the ATN180 MicroLine stylus is the best ever made, but also because the generator is special (check the comparison chart of all AT-ML models in my gallery).
If you have compatible stylus simply replace your LC-OFC generator with this mega rare PC-OCC (PURE COPPER by OHNO CONTINUOUS CASTING) generator and it will be a huge upgrade! I'm selling ONLY GENERATOR, no stylus!
AT-ML180 PCOCC Vector-Aligned Stereo Phono Cartridge:
Wide Range Vector-Aligned Vibration System and Improved Paratoroidal Signal Generating System featuring PC OCC Wire.
Vector-Aligned stereo phono cartridges feature an original design patented by Audio-Technica around the world. The key to this mechanism is the two magnetic generators arranged in the shape of a "V". These two magnets are positioned to exactly match the positions of the left and right channels in the stereo record groove. Major benefits of the Vector-Aligned cartridge include outstanding channel separation, very low distortion and superb tracing performance. As a final attention to detail, even the output terminals are constructed of PC OCC copper. This meticulous care and attention given to every minute detail in both the vibration and generator systems has resulted a significant improvement in the performance and sound quality. This superb cartridge offers audiophiles and other serious listeners added musical enjoyment.
Incorporating the same essential merits as other Vector-Aligned models, the AT-ML180 also features three additional technological advances:
Gold-Plated BORON Cantilever (NOT INCLUDED!)
It’s tiny, gold-plated Boron Cantilever provides an extremely rigid yet lightweight platform to which the stylus is mounted. Interestingly, the gold plating acts to damp what little resonance the boron produces.
MicroLine Stylus (NOT INCLUDED!)
The stylus used is of the latest and most advanced design: Nude Square Shank Micro Line stylus more closely resembling the cutter stylus than any previous design, this shape produces better high frequency response with less wear or distortion than any previous design!
PC OCC Wire.
The latest technological advance is the utilization of a new, pure copper material in Audio-Technica's exclusive “Paratoroidal Signal Generator”. Together with the laminated core structure, which minimizes loss in the high frequency region, this integrated paratoroidal generator system operates at an efficiency significantly greater than conventional cartridges. The use of PC OCC (PURE COPPER by OHNO CONTINUOUS CASTING) wire perfects the performance of the advanced paratoroidal coil design. A special high-temperature extrusion die produces copper with virtually no transverse crystal barriers to impede signal transmission or color sound. Thus, the coils of the AT-ML180 PCOCC transmit distortion-free sound in which even the most subtle details are reproduced with clarity and purity. A mu-metal shielding plate between the left and right channels in the generator system assure that the high level of channel separation achieved is preserved at the cartridge output.
As a final attention to detail, even the output terminals are constructed of PCOCC copper. This meticulous care and attention given to every minute detail in both the vibration and generator system has resulted in a significant improvement in the performance and sound quality. This superb cartridge offers audiophiles and other serious listeners added musical enjoyment.
To further increase the accuracy of the AT-ML180’s moving system, Audio-Technica engineers have ensured against unwanted parasitic vibration with an anti-resonance ceramic mounting base.
SPECIFICATIONS AT-ML180 PC-OCC:
Frequency Response (Hz): 5 - 42,000
Vertical Tracking Force: 1.25 +/- 0.3
Tracking Ability (microns) at center value VTF: 90
Tracking Ability (microns) at upper value VTF: 100
Channel Separation (dB at 1kHz/10kHz): 31/21
Channel Balance (dB): 0.5
Output (mV at 1kHz), 5 cm/sec): 4
Vertical Tracking Angle: 20 degree
Stylus Shape: 0.08 mm MicroLine
Stylus Construction: Nude Square Shank
Cantilever: Gold-plated BORON
Wire Uses For Coil: PC-OCC
Recommended Load Impedance (ohms): 47,000
Recommended Load Capacitance (pF): 100 - 200
Dynamic Compliance @ 100Hz: 10.0
(* please note that Dynamic Compliance @10Hz will be around 18-20cu)
Static Compliance: 40.0
Cartridge Weight (grams) 7.5
Replacement Stylus (NOT INCLUDED): ATN180ML
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*** PAYMENT: I will invoice the buyer via PayPal, but i do not accept Euro, ONLY USD (i will use XE online currency converter for the actual currency rate on the date of purchace). Check my ebay feedbacks!
*** Declared value: just tell me the amount you want to be declared for custom control and i will do that.
WITHOUT STYLUS ! Working cartridge generator (body), the rarest PC OCC version, original box and manual