OEM PRECEPT PCN220XE Needle
specifically for the PRECEPT PC220 & PC220XE cartridges
Made by Audio-Technica.
High performance .2 x .7 diamond elliptical needle suitable for any of the following Audio Technica - Precept cartridges. Tracking should run about 1 gram nominal. range is 0.75 - 1.5 grams. Vout = 2.7mV
Also great for these Precept cartridges:
Note, the Precept line is defunct. All Precept needles are N.O.S (New Old Stock). We receive them in bulk factory trays. Senior Technician-trained T-TN.com personnel test & inspect each needle to ensure no age-related or other damage has occurred in storage over the years. Then we securely pack them for safe transport in a foam lined rigid clear plastic snap box.
We present the following Audio Technica info from their Precept literature for your consideration.
The Precept PC110(Ivory colored needle PCN110E)
While all Precept cartridges are similar in essential construction, each model offers a unique stylus-cantilever combination. In the PC110, for instance, a special titanium bonded .4 x .7 elliptical diamond stylus is mounted on a thin-wall tubular cantilever. Despite its lo-mas construction, the assembly is highly rigid and flex-free.
The Precept PC220 (Gray colored needle PCN220XE)
Features a hollow aluminum tubular cantilever tapered for a minimum mass and excellent rigidity. A square hole at the end accepts the square-shank nude-mounted diamond stylus, assuring exact alignment of stylus facets to groove walls. Each is a natural diamond, oriented before grinding so that its groove contact will wear slowly and uniformly. A .2 x .7 elliptical stylus permits precise tracing without distortion.
The Precept PC440 (Black colored needle PCN440LC - OBSOLETE)
The PC440 cantilever is of exotic berylium, one of the lightest, most rigid of materials. The, stylus motion is transmitted to the magnets without flex, for lowest distortion possible. The stylus is a nude-mounted, square-shank diamond of exceptionally small cross-section. Despite its small side radius, the Shibata stylus extends vertically over more of the groove than comparable elliptical styli, thus providing unsurpassed tracing with modest pressure. As a result, top performance and extended record life are among the pluses offered by the PC440.
YES! "201" series needles below will also fit and work in your Precept cartridge.