This is a superb sounding true audiophile cartridge at a great value. If you want the absolute most out of your records, we confidently recommend the AT440MLa without reservation. The specs do not do this cartridge justice. It should play and decode the vast majority of quadraphonic records (with compatible HiFi system). It will lift the maximum amount of audio information out of the grooves to send into your computer for further processing to your taste. Several audiophile forums we found testified that this cartridge, still made in Japan, not China, will not disappoint!
Comes with mounting hardware, brush, screwdriver & hi-end OCC headshell wires for connecting cartridge to your headshell. This is a complete genuine Audio-Technica AT440MLa cartridge premounted on our headshell. We use the hi-end OCC headshell wires included with the AT440MLa from Audio-Technica. We give it a basic alignment that will work right out of the box. Upon arrival all you will have to do is install the needle which is comes in the original AT box for shipping safety. Then make sure your counterweight is set for proper tracking pressure and you are ready to play. Optional fine tuning alignment is your choice. from Audio Technica's website:MSRP* US$219.00 [Once we sell out of current stock we are facing a 30-50% price increase.]*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price.| Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.1/2" mount cartridge with MicroLine® shaped diamond tip for the most accurate tracking, separation and performance.