OBSOLETE FOREVER, SORRY
The AT440ML/OCC seemed to have some better specs. See the Difference. We don't know why the published specs are so much better on this older version, but we have to go by them unless we learn otherwise. Note: The AT440ML/OCC is out of production, the AT440MLa is current production.
This is a superb sounding true audiophile cartridge at a phemoninally great price. If you want the absolute most out of your records, we confidentally recommend the AT440ML/OCC without reservation. The specs do not do this cartridge justice. It will play and decode all manner of quadraphonic records. It will lift the maximum amount of audio information out of the grooves to send into your computer for further processing to your taste. The forums we found testified that this cartridge, still made in Japan, not China, will not disappoint!1/2" mount cartridge with MicroLinear® shaped diamond tip for the most accurate tip "PRACTICALLY IDENTICAL TO THE CUTTING HEAD" tracking, separation and performance. Red font below indicates significantly better spec than the newer AT440MLa.