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.

DYNAVECTOR KARAT RUBY MC PHONO CARTRIDGE XCLNT MOVING COIL ORIGINAL STYLUS 23R
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Denon DL 110 Mono high Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
Denon DL 110 Mono high Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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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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Linn Akiva Moving Coil Cartridge with Stylus Guard and Instructions
Linn Akiva Moving Coil Cartridge with Stylus Guard and Instructions
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Denon DL 103GL Gold Limited Cartridge Moving Coil Low Output Working Very Good
Denon DL 103GL Gold Limited Cartridge Moving Coil Low Output Working Very Good
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TECHNICS EPS 310MC T4P MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge in excellent condition
TECHNICS EPS 310MC T4P MC Moving Coil Phono Cartridge in excellent condition
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Obelisk 1 Stereo Integrated Amplifier ION Systems For MC Moving Coil Cartridges
Obelisk 1 Stereo Integrated Amplifier ION Systems For MC Moving Coil Cartridges
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Saec XC 10 Moving coil MC cartridge
Saec XC 10 Moving coil MC cartridge
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Audio Technica AT33MONO 035mV Output Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan
Audio Technica AT33MONO 035mV Output Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan
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Tribute Moving Coil Step Up Transformers MC SUT Nanocrystaline Finemet OOP
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Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Rothwell Headspace Moving Coil Headamp Hand Made In UK
Rothwell Headspace Moving Coil Headamp Hand Made In UK
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Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Denon Ha 500 Moving Coil Cartridge Head Amplifier
Denon Ha 500 Moving Coil Cartridge Head Amplifier
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Vintage Yamaha MC 9 Moving Coil Turntable Cartridge w Headshell No Stylus READ
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Audio Technica MK10T Moving Coil Phone Transformer Audiophile
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Yaqin MS 33B Tube Phono Pre Amplifier for Moving Coil and Moving Magnet inputs
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PS AUDIO MOVING COIL AMPLIFIER WITH POWER SUPPLY
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Fidelity Research Moving Coil Cartridge Step up Transformer
Fidelity Research Moving Coil Cartridge Step up Transformer
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Quad 34 preamplifier with moving coil phono stage
Quad 34 preamplifier with moving coil phono stage
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