assembled, aligned and tested in USA of imported and domestic components.
• OBSOLETE ATN20SS "DQX-OEM SLa"=Diamond "Quad channel" Bonded Shibata tip replacement needle.
• .75-1.75 grams tracking pressure.
tapered alloy cantilever
100% OEM Genuine N.O.S. audio-technica
body is stamped "20SLa" by audio-technica but current stock is indeed bonded not nude as indicated elsewhere on the internet including in the AT20SLa literature.
comes in turntableneedles.com packaging, not AT packaging.
Features Applicable to BOTH:
• Shibata needles have maximum contact with surface of the record, better than elliptical and conical tips.
• QUAD channel needles are stereo ready but require a compatible record and receiver/amp to reproduce 4 channel sound.
Because shibata tips have a contact area that is about 1.5x larger than a conical tip, a slightly higher tracking pressure is spread out over a larger surface area thus lowing overall surface PSI. This increases fidelity and trackability.