AMG TEATRO MC CARTRIDGE
"It is truly a world class cartridge that produced beautiful music in my home” - Jack Roberts, Dagogo USA
“…delivered thoroughly entertaining and engaging performance, long on the rhythmic integrity and musical communication that maintain vinyl’s preeminence,” - Roy Gregory, The Audio Beat USA
"the 9W2 tonearm in combination with the … AMG Teatro moving-coil cartridge tracked difficult grooves at the highest levels…the best, easiest-to-use stylus guard ever to protect a needle," - Herb Reichert, Stereophile USA
The AMG Teatro moving-coil phono cartridge represents the cumulative work of the AMG design team and an international group of manufacturers. The Teatro’s special 2-piece titanium body provides a superior strength-to-weight ratio and is dimensioned to minimize resonance and reflected energy. Its internal construction is radiused and includes a fixture for rigid mounting of the MC generator.
The Teatro generator is an extremely efficient electro-mechanical design, using a separate coil for each channel for superior channel separation. The coils are wound with Ohno cast (OCC) mono-crystal high-purity oxygen-free copper wire. Coil impedance is 12Ω for increased signal-to-noise, allowing the use of many phono stages and step-up devices. Powerful Neodymium magnets are combined with a special Permedur yoke consisting of cobalt and iron to produce an output of .4mV at 5cm/sec. The solid boron cantilever with a diameter of .26mm is fit with a line contact stylus (40 x 7µm) and the dynamic compliance is 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne for enhanced tracking.
The distinctive green Tiodize Type III titanium body is tapped for 2.5mm mounting screws and the output pins are gold-plated PC-OCC (Pure Copper Ohno Continuous Casting). The Teatro stylus guard is machined aluminum and features an adjustable o-ring resistance fit.
|Output Voltage||0.4mV (1kHz @ 5cm/sec.)|
|Stylus Shape||Line Contact|
|Loading Range||120 Ω – 47k Ω, (120 – 500Ω optimal range)|
|Compliance||Static: 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne Dynamic: 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne|
|Tracking||1.8 – 2.2 grams (2.0 optimal)|