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.

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