Mono Cartridge Database

Mono Cartridge Database

Top Row (L to R): Audio-Technica VM610MONO and AT-MONO3/LP, Denon DL-102, Dynavector XV-1s, Grado ME+, Lyra Kleos Mono, Miyajima Kotetu
Bottom Row (L ro R): Miyajima Zero, Ortofon OM 5E with D25M stylus, 2M Mono, Quintet Mono, CG 25, and MC Cadenza Mono
BRANDMODELMM/MCCOILSVERTICAL COMPLIANCESTYLUS SHAPESTYLUS SIZE (mils)TRACKING (grams)WEIGHT (grams)PRICE (2018)
Audio-TechnicaVM610MONO*MMDualYesSpherical0.61.8-2.26.4$130
Audio-TechnicaAT-MONO3/LPMCDualYesSpherical0.61.5-2.56.8$190
DenonDL-102MCSingleYesSpherical0.73.013.0OOP
DynavectorXV-1sMCDualYesLine contact0.3 x 1.22.6-3.212.6$6k
GradoMC+MMDualYesElliptical0.3 x 0.71.55.5$90
GradoME+MMDualYesElliptical0.3 x 0.71.55.5$150
LyraKleos MonoMCDualYesLine contact0.1 x 2.81.65-1.758.8$4k
MiyajimaKotetuMCDualYesElliptical0.4 x 0.73.0-4.58.8$565
MiyajimaZero AMCSingleNoSpherical1.02.0-4.511.8$2k
MiyajimaZero BMCSingleNoSpherical0.72.0-4.511.8$2k
OrtofonOM 5E / D25M**MMDualYesSpherical1.02.0-3.05.0$130
Ortofon2M MonoMMDualYesSpherical0.71.6-2.07.2$350
Ortofon2M Mono SEMMDualYesLine contact0.2 x 2.01.4-1.77.2$615
OrtofonQuintet MonoMCDualYesElliptical0.3 x 0.72.1-2.59.0$525
OrtofonSPU CG 25 Di MkIIMCSingleNoSpherical1.03.0-4.037.0$950
OrtofonSPU MonoMCDualYesSpherical1.03.0-5.030.0$1k
OrtofonMC Cadenza MonoMCDualYesLine contact0.3 x 1.62.2-2.710.7$2.7k
* Coils are not realigned perpendicular to horizontal axis as with all other dual-coil mono carts in this list; instead, the channels are summed internally i.e. “strapped”, which is the same as summing with a mono button or a double-Y cable

** The OM is a stereo cartridge that needs to be summed to mono (the reason it is in this list is because the removable D25M stylus is 1-mil)