Moving Coil

mccartThe Moving Coil design is again a tiny electromagnetic generator, but (unlike a Moving Magnet design) with the magnet and coils reversed: the coils are attached to the stylus, and move within the field of a permanent magnet. The coils are tiny and made from very fine wire, so are even lighter than the small magnet used in a Moving Magnet cartridge, thus improving the tracking ability of the cartridge. This can give extended frequency response as well as greater fidelity.

A disadvantage however is that moving-coil cartridges generate an even lower voltage signal than an moving-magnet type cartridge. This is because the moving coil cannot be large enough (it would be too heavy) to generate equivalent voltage levels. The resulting signal is only a few hundred microvolts, and thus more easily swamped by noise, induced hum, etc. Thus it is more challenging to design a preamplifier with the extremely low noise inputs needed for moving-coil cartridge, therefore a "step up transformer" are sometimes used instead.

Moving coil cartridges are extremely small precision instruments and are therefore generally expensive, but are frequently preferred by audiophiles due to their better performance.

Copla Moving Coil Step Up MC SUT EQV Preamp Lounge Audio New
Copla Moving Coil Step Up MC SUT EQV Preamp Lounge Audio New
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LINN ARKIV MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
LINN ARKIV MOVING COIL CARTRIDGE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
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Sumiko Talisman Alchemist III S Sapphire High Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Sumiko Talisman Alchemist III S Sapphire High Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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Cinemag 1254 Enhanced Moving Coil Cartridge Transformer CMQEE 3440A Upgrade C6
Cinemag 1254 Enhanced Moving Coil Cartridge Transformer CMQEE 3440A Upgrade C6
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Cinemag 1254 PC Enhanced Moving Coil Cartridge Transformer CMQEE 3440A Type C7
Cinemag 1254 PC Enhanced Moving Coil Cartridge Transformer CMQEE 3440A Type C7
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Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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TECHNICS SL 10 turntable and EPS 310 MC moving coil cartridge excellent
TECHNICS SL 10 turntable and EPS 310 MC moving coil cartridge excellent
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Harmonious Audio MPA 1a Moving Coil MC Head Amplifier Preamplifier
Harmonious Audio MPA 1a Moving Coil MC Head Amplifier Preamplifier
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Sumiko EVO III moving coil phono cartridge
Sumiko EVO III moving coil phono cartridge
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Stylus Record Needle Genuine Audio Technica ATN3230MC Moving Coil Stylus
Stylus Record Needle Genuine Audio Technica ATN3230MC Moving Coil Stylus
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Audio Technica AT33EV 03mV Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan NEW
Audio Technica AT33EV 03mV Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan NEW
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Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Manley Chinook Phono Preamp Preamplifier MM MC Moving Coil or Magnet Audiophile
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Audio Technica AT OC9 Moving Coil MC Phono Cartridge
Audio Technica AT OC9 Moving Coil MC Phono Cartridge
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Bryston BP25 MC Preamp w Phono Moving Coil  MM  Sep Pwer MPS 1 Warranty 3 yrs
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Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III High Output Moving Coil Cartridge
Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III High Output Moving Coil Cartridge
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EMT TSD 15 Moving Coil MC Cartridge
EMT TSD 15 Moving Coil MC Cartridge
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Rare Supex SD 920 Moving Coil MC Cartridge
Rare Supex SD 920 Moving Coil MC Cartridge
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Shelter 901 MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Shelter 901 MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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ROTHWELL HEADSPACE MOVING COIL HEAD AMP
ROTHWELL HEADSPACE MOVING COIL HEAD AMP
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