Audio Technica AT81CP Cartridge

$79.99 inc GST

The Audio Technica AT81CP Cartridge allows owners of Technics™, Hitachi™, Pioneer™* and similar linear tracking turntables with T4P plug-in connectors to enjoy the high-fidelity sound that only Audio-Technica can offer.

Designed specifically for the linear format, the AT81CP features Audio-Technica’s unique dual moving magnet construction. The dual magnet system is combined with the para-toroidal coil construction to assure an Excellent sonic clarity and wide channel separation.

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Audio Technica AT81CP Cartridge

The Audio Technica AT81CP Cartridge is a P-mount Dual Moving Magnet cartridge with conical bonded stylus. Because this cartridge plugs directly into a rectangular socket at the end of the tonearm, it is known as a “T4P” Pmount cartridge. Other mounting characteristics are that it has no exposed wires in the back and is almost always found on a linear tracking turntable.

Mounting Notes: If your turntable is linear tracking it means the whole tonearm slides several inches from side to side as opposed to the standard type usually designated ‘straight’ or ‘S shaped’ which pivots on a stationary ‘hub’ assembly at the right rear corner of the turntable; this is called a “gimble” mount. A linear tracking turntable will generally have buttons you must operate to move the tonearm and will almost always be found with a Pmount cartridge. This rule like many are made to be broken. So there are several dozen turntables in existence that have a standard “gimble” mount tonearm but require a Pmount/T4P cartridge. So, the AT85 series of cartridges are generally found on linear tracking turntables, Sometimes found on gimble mount tonearm, and can be forced to fit almost any standard mount gimble mount tonearm with the included bracket adaptor.



  • This 0.6 mil conical cartridge fits P-mount turntables.



Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response 20-20,000 Hz
Channel Separation 18 (dB at 1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle 20°
Vertical Tracking Force 1.0-1.5 g (1.25 g standard)
Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
Coil Impedance 2.8 k ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 410 ohms
Coil Inductance 400 mH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 3.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance 2.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus Shape 0.6 mil conical
Cantilever Carbon fiber-reinforced ABS
Mounting P-mount
Dimensions 15.3 mm (0.60″) H × 10.0 mm (0.39″) W × 35.1 mm (1.38″) D
Mounting Feature P-mount
Recommended Load Capacitance 100 to 200 pF
Replacement Stylus ATN81CP
Stylus Size 0.6 mil
Type Dual Magnet
Weight 6.0 g (0.21 oz)

Additional information

Weight .05 kg
Dimensions 25 × 35 × 25 cm

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