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

BH #AUATART1000 • MFR #AT-ART1000
Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge
Key Features
  • Handmade Flagship Phono Cartridge
  • Non-Magnetic Core Moving Coil Cartridge
  • Neodymium Magnet for Efficient Power
  • Special Line Contact Stylus
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.
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Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Direct Power Drive
  • 3Special Line Stylus and Solid Boron Cantilever
  • 4Design Details
  • 5Body

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.

Body

  • 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.

Audio-Technica Consumer AT-ART1000 Specs

TypeDirect Power System, Non-Magnetic Stereo Moving Coil (MC) Type
Frequency Response15 Hz to 30 kHz
Output Voltage0.2 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Channel Separation30 dB (1 kHz)
Channel Balance0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Tracking ForceSpecified for Each Individual Cartridge (Refer to Tracking Force Information Included with the Cartridge), Usually Between 2.0 to 2.5 g
CoilCoil Impedance: 3 Ohms (1 kHz)
Coil Inductance: ≤1 µH (1 kHz)
DC Resistance3 Ohms
Recommended Load Impedance≥30 Ohms (When Head Amplifier is Connected)
Static Compliance30 x 10 - 6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance12 x 10 - 6 cm/dyne
StylusSpecial Line Contact Stylus
Stylus Cantilever0.01" / 0.26 mm Ø Solid Boron
Vertical Tracking Angle21°
Mounting0.5" / 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
Weight0.4 oz / 11 g
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