Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge

Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge

Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge

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Product Highlights

  • Handmade Flagship Phono Cartridge
  • Non-Magnetic Core Moving Coil Cartridge
  • Neodymium Magnet for Efficient Power
  • Special Line Contact Stylus
  • Solid Boron Cantilever
  • Disperses Unwanted Resonance
  • Includes Mounting Hardware & Brush
  • Includes Plastic Protector & Screwdriver
  • Includes Set of PCOCC Lead Wires
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Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Overview

  • 1Description

The handmade Audio Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 is the latest flagship phono cartridge, which introduces an innovative audiophile design not seen in mass-produced cartridges. The AT-ART1000 utilizes a direct power system, which places the dual moving coil directly on top of the stylus tip, ensuring the audio quality does not suffer the negative effects normally introduced by the cantilever's length and material type. With the coils in such close proximity to the stylus tip, the cartridge is capable of vividly rendering the subtlest sonic details with unsurpassed transient response.

The AT-ART1000 features a high-performance line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever, enabling a faithful trace of the record groove and reliable transfer of signal to the coils. The base is made from titanium, which supports the specialized magnet circuit and vibration system and provides a sturdy base for providing consistent playback. The cart also combines a hard plastic cover and aluminum housing to disperse resonance that negatively affects the sound quality. The Audio Technica AT-ART1000 ships with a wooden case, a non-magnetic screwdriver, a brush, a set of PCOCC lead wires, and mounting hardware.

Note: Moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable. To protect against damage to the cantilever and wear to the stylus tip, this cartridge is eligible for the optional Cartridge Rebuild Program, a paid service.

Direct Power Drive
  • The moving coil is placed directly on top of the stylus tip to ensure that audio quality is not compromised by any negative effects introduced by the cantilever's length and material. With the coils in such close proximity, the stylus tip allows the cartridge to vividly render the subtlest sonic details with unsurpassed transient response.
Special Line Stylus and Solid Boron Cantilever
  • Features a special line contact diamond tip stylus and solid boron cantilever. 
  • High-performance stylus/cantilever combination for maximum pick-up of information from even the most complex vinyl record grooves.
  • Lightweight solid boron has been specially selected for superior strength and subtle control of movement, allowing the direct power system to flourish effectively.
Design Details
  • To create the non-magnetic core coil, a 20µm diameter PCOCC wire is wound eight turns to a diameter of 0.9mm. Despite being a non-magnetic core type, an output voltage of 0.2mV is obtained by placing a 3-Ohm coil in the minuscule 0.6mm gap of a powerful magnetic circuit.
  • The structure that supports the specialized magnetic circuit and suspension system is constructed from titanium. Known for its lightweight, strong, and antiresonant acoustic properties, this material requires sophisticated machining and is only employed in Audio Technica's top-of-the-range cartridge models. The titanium also works in tandem with the cartridge's polymer cover and aluminum housing to minimize vibrations that can color the sound quality.
In the Box
Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge
  • Wooden Case
  • Non-Magnetic Screw Driver
  • Brush
  • Set of Mounting Hardware (Screws, Washers, Nuts)
  • Plastic Protector
  • PCOCC Lead Wire
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Specs

    Type Direct Power System, Non-Magnetic Stereo Moving Coil (MC) Type
    Frequency Response 15 Hz to 30 kHz
    Output Voltage 0.2 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
    Channel Balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
    Tracking Force Specified for Each Individual Cartridge (Refer to Tracking Force Information Included with the Cartridge), Usually Between 2.0 to 2.5 g
    Coil Coil Impedance: 3 Ohms (1 kHz)
    Coil Inductance: ≤1 µH (1 kHz)
    DC Resistance 3 Ohms
    Recommended Load Impedance ≥30 Ohms (When Head Amplifier is Connected)
    Static Compliance 30 x 10 - 6 cm/dyne
    Dynamic Compliance 12 x 10 - 6 cm/dyne
    Stylus Special Line Contact Stylus
    Stylus Cantilever 0.01" / 0.26 mm Ø Solid Boron
    Vertical Tracking Angle 21°
    Mounting 0.5" / 12.7 mm Centers
    Dimensions (H x W x L) 0.7 x 0.7 x 1.0" / 17.3 x 17.0 x 25.5 mm
    Weight 0.4 oz / 11 g

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