Audio Technica AT 33PTG/II MC cartridge

Moving coil cartridge

Low output MC

MicroLine stylus

Made in Japan

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Manufacturer : AUDIO TECHNICA

599,00 €

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Audio Technica's AT-33PTG/II is a step-up to the AT-33PTG. It uses its solid aluminium body with internal damping with extra synthetic resin.

Audio Technica AT 33PTG/II: Coils

The coils have been doubled to minimise crosstalk and thus, channel separation.

The coils feature a high purity PCOCC copper conductor. It is coiled to reduce internal impedance to 10 ohms only!

Audio Technica AT 33 PTG - Cartridge

Audio Technica AT 33PTG/II: Needle

But the real change on this AudioTechnica cartridge comes with the use of a great square Microline stylus fully integral to the boron cantilever.

The system is shorter, stiffer and lighter than the previous PTG version.

The needle provides a line of contact with the groove that remains constant, regardless of the position on the record.

Audio Technica has proudly announced that the life of this stylus exceeds 1,000 hours!

This stylus is also used with the famous Audio Technica AT OC 9 MLII cartridge.

The suspension has been doubled and optimised for best dynamics and placement in the low frequencies.

The low impedance of this Audio Technica AT 33 PTG/II combined with the 0.3 mV output level make this cartridge compatible with most MC preamplifiers (good quality ones). 


Audio Technica AT 33PTG/II: Listening and test review

We recommend a fifty-hour break-in period to get the full measure of this AudioTechnica cartridge's capabilities (like with most MC models).

From the first minutes, we were taken by the overall natural balance. The bass is deep, the mids are present and the treble is fine and precise.

The distortion and surface noise are low, almost inaudible with most records, even near the end of playback.

The sonic performance is vibrant and natural, regardless of the music you play. It is also quite airy.

Typically, this Audio Technica can easily reproduce the reverberation of the recording location.

The excellent channel separation delivers an amazing and very credible soundstage.

We also market (and so do Audio Technica!) more efficient cartridges on all accounts, but at this price, the AT-33PTG/II is a top pick.

Just can't recommend it enough!


Type: Low output MC

Body: Aluminium/synthetic resin

Frequency response: 15 hz-50 kHz

Channel separation: 30 dB

Channel balance: 0.5 dB

Output voltage: 0.30 mV

VTA: 23°

Tracking force: 1.8/2.2g

Recommended tracking force: 2.0g

Stylus: MicroLine

Stylus tip shape: MicroLinear

Assembly: Integral, square section

Cantilever: Gold-plated solid boron

Compliance: 10 x 10-6cm/dyne

Coils: PCOCC conductor

Connectors: Copper

Load impedance: 100 ohms

Internal impedance: 10 ohms

Coil inductance: 22 µH

Cartridge weight: 6.9 g

Mount: ½ inch screw

Height: 16 mm

Customer reviews
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Customer reviews


Ambiance et precisio

Cellule au son particulièrement détaillé. Rendu et perception incroyables du studio d’enregistrement dont on peut percevoir les spécificités. Toutefois, contrairement a d’autres marques, et fidèle a AT, on peut noter l’absence absolue d’une coloration musicale quelconque. Non vous n‘entendrez que le chant du sillon !
On regrettera simplement le système de vissage a la tête de lecture pour lequel Ortofon par exemple simplifie bien la tache.
Montée sur platine Thorens TD 148 A (oui oui n’ayons pas honte : AUTOMATIQUE) Project tube box, McIntosh C49 et Mc 302, BW 802.
A recommander vivement.


Excellente cellule

Montée sur ma patine vintage après une 2M Blue, c'est un bond en avant. J'ai hésité entre la 2M Black et celle ci, je ne suis pas déçu de mon choix.
Restitution naturelle, les voix sont magnifiques, La séparation des canaux est étonnante et cela s'entend. J'adhère complétement au descriptif de votre test, elle a maintenant une cinquantaine d'heures et je l'apprécie de plus en plus.
Seul ombre au tableau: les vis livrées avec, il y a deux tailles soit trop courtes pour mon porte cellule, soit beaucoup trop longues, ajouter une taille intermédiaire serait le bienvenu.

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Audio Technica AT 33PTG/II MC cartridge

Audio Technica AT 33PTG/II MC cartridge

Moving coil cartridge

Low output MC

MicroLine stylus

Made in Japan

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