Excerpt: The specs are incredible for this price range. The frequency range and channel separation exceed most. It is practically identical to the AT92ECD, with the exception of a higher output voltage (5mV as oppsed to 3.5mV). I also have tried the AT92ECD.
Excerpt: Resurrected my old Dual CS530 to play some of my vinyl. Although only the original OEM stylus appeared to need replacement I decided to go with a complete cartridge. Specifications of the AT311EP were spot on with the thirty year old cartridge that resided in the Dual. Replacement was very easy.
AT311EP -> Clarity, Full Sound, and Very Little Distortion
Vinyl Rocks, Amazon
20 December 2013
Summary: The AT311EP is a great cartridge. I have had the AT311EP since 2011 and find it sounds much better than the great sounding AT3482P. As stated in the title, this cartridge is very clear, you hear the full range of the track, and there's very little distortion.
This Cartidge is as Good or Better thatn ones costing 3 or 4 times as much. .. Also. . Fix if it touches the record surface.
JayTee Video Master "AV Fanatic", Amazon
20 December 2013
Summary: This cartridge will work just fine on MOST turntables using the 1/2" mounting adapter. On those that have an issue of the bottom of the cartridge body hitting the record surface. . . it is usually because the turntable had no, or very poor VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle) adjustment.
Summary: Still have lots of LPs to transfer to digital, so will continue to look here annually for the best price.
Pros: Beach Audio delivered this fast. I purchase a new needle for my linear tracking turntable every year, and since Audio Technica only sells these included with the cartridge, I now have quite a number of them in new and unused condition. These elliptical styli always track the record grooves great ...
Cons: I'd rather purchase the needles stand alone, so this is the reason for 4 stars.