• Accuphase AC-5 Phono Cartridge
  • Accuphase AC-5 Phono Cartridge
  • Accuphase AC-5 Phono Cartridge

Accuphase AC-5 Phono Cartridge

Due to US distributor restrictions, pricing available in-store only


Unlike CDs, playback of analog records in high quality requires dedication and an understanding of the various aspects of the process, making the enjoyment of music with this medium a special and truly rewarding experience.

We are now taking the next logical step in releasing the Moving Coil cartridges from Accuphase have a long and distinguished history, beginning with the AC-1 in 1979, and followed by the AC-2 and AC-3. The AC-5 picks up while incorporating a new design and the finest materials available. It was honed to perfection through extended listening tests and is designed to ensure the ultimate in analog record reproduction.


• Pewter housing with manual mirror finish and rhodium andgold plating minimizes vibrations and induction noise
• Microridgestylus shape closely resembles record cutter to ensure wide-range response
• Solid amorphous boron cantilever with high propagation speed
• Samarium 30 magnet with excellent thermal characteristics
"Real sound" type generating coil using 6N-LCOFC wireX



Cartridge Type Moving Coil
Rated Output Voltage 0.24 mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Impedance 4.5 ohms (1kHz)
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (+/-dB)
Channel Separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1kHz)
Trackability 80 μm/2.0 g (300 Hz)
Magnet Samarium Cobalt Type 30
Cantilever 0.3 mm dia. Solid Amorphous Boron
Tracking Force 1.7-2.25g
Tracking Force Recommended 2.0g
Stylus Material Microridge Needle diamond 0.1 mm sq.
Curvature 3 μm x 60 μm

Horizontal: 15 x 10^-6 cm/dyne

Vertical: 12 x 10^-6 cm/dyne

Output Terminals

1.25 mm Dia (Gold Plated Brass

Recommended Load Impedance

Amplifier: 100 ohms or higher

Step-up Transformer: 10 ohms or higher

Cartridge Weight

11.5 g

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