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 MC Moving Coil Turntable Cartridge 23R For Rebuild No Stylus
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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
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Audio Technica AT33EV 03mV Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan NEW
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Sumiko EVO III moving coil phono cartridge
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Audio Technica AT Mono 3 LP Mono Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan
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AT OC9 III Moving Coil Cartridge
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PS AUDIO MOVING COIL AMPLIFIER WITH POWER SUPPLY
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Rothwell MC1 Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Cinemag 1254 Enhanced Moving Coil Cartridge Transformer CMQEE 3440A Upgrade C6
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Ortofon Rohmann Moving Coil Cartridge MC
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Rothwell MCL Moving Coil Step Up Transformer
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Jolida JD9 tube phono preamplifier tube phono stage moving magnet moving coil
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Harmonious Audio MPA 1a mk ii Moving Coil MC Head Amplifier Preamplifier
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Quad 34 preamplifier with moving coil phono stage
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Audio Technica AT Mono 3 SP Mono Moving Coil Cartridge made in Japan
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Fidelity Research Moving Coil Cartridge Step up Transformer
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ZYX R100 02 H moving coil phono cartridge for turntable and tonearm MINT
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