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.

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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Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Copla Moving Coil Step Up MC SUT EQV Preamp Lounge Audio New
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Pioneer PC 5MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Pioneer PC 5MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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Audio Technica AT OC9 Moving Coil MC Cartridge Original version ATOC9
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Cinemag 1254 PC Enhanced Moving Coil Cartridge Transformer CMQEE 3440A Type C7
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Jolida JD9 tube phono preamplifier tube phono stage moving magnet moving coil
Jolida JD9 tube phono preamplifier tube phono stage moving magnet moving coil
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Benz Ebony TR Cartridge Demo 5 Hours Moving Coil Cartridge
Benz Ebony TR Cartridge Demo 5 Hours Moving Coil Cartridge
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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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Sumiko EVO III moving coil phono cartridge
Sumiko EVO III moving coil phono cartridge
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Musical Fidelity BB 1 Moving Coil Cartridge Pre preamplifier
Musical Fidelity BB 1 Moving Coil Cartridge Pre preamplifier
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PS AUDIO MOVING COIL AMPLIFIER rare low serial vintage old turntable stereo P S
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ORTOFON MC3000 Moving Coil Cartridge New in box
ORTOFON MC3000 Moving Coil Cartridge New in box
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Tribute Moving Coil Step Up Transformers MC SUT Nanocrystaline Finemet OOP
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Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Signet MK10T Transformer for Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Signet MK10T Transformer for Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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Shelter 901 MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Shelter 901 MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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Sansui A 9 Hi Fi Amplifier with switchable moving coil or magnet phono input
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Harmonious Audio MPA 1a mk ii Moving Coil MC Head Amplifier Preamplifier
Harmonious Audio MPA 1a mk ii Moving Coil MC Head Amplifier Preamplifier
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Bang  Olufsen MMC20 EN Moving Coil MC Phono Cartridge 2
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