Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge

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The AT-ART1000 (“ART” for Audio-Technica Reference Transducer) is Audio-Technica’s flagship phono cartridge, handmade in Japan. Born of the pursuit of audio excellence that has driven A-T for more than 60 years, the AT-ART1000 introduces an innovative, audiophile design heretofore unseen in mass-produced cartridges.


  • Innovative direct power system delivers unsurpassed transient response, resulting in reproduction of even the most subtle sonic details
  • Special line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever with a 0.26 mm diameter ensure an extremely accurate reading of the record groove
  • Non-magnetic core coils provide exquisite, full-dimensional audio reproduction
  • Powerful neodymium magnet and exclusive magnetic circuit with a miniscule 0.6 mm magnetic gap provide remarkably efficient power generation
  • Magnetic circuit’s titanium base works in combination with the cartridge’s hard plastic cover and aluminum housing to disperse unwanted resonance
  • PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coil enables pure signal transfer


  • Frequency Response: 15-30,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 30 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 21 degrees
  • Vertical Tracking Force: Specified for each individual cartridge (refer to “Tracking force information” included with the cartridge)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude Rectangular Shank
  • Coil Impedance: 3 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 3 ohms
  • Coil Inductance: 1 μH (1 kHz)
  • Output Voltage: 0.2 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Output Channel Balance: 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 30 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 12 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)

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