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Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 Cartridge


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Direct Power System

To ensure the best possible listening experience when playing analog records, Audio-Technica have engineered and developed our Direct Power System. Considered by some as simply a theoretical idea, we have succeeded in making this a reality in the AT-ART1000 cartridge by combining our unique analog technology with the most advanced construction materials available today.

Our Direct Power System places the moving coil directly on top of the stylus tip to ensure that audio quality is not compromised with the 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 most subtle sonic details with unsurpassed transient response.


Stylus and Cantilever

The AT-ART1000 features a special line contact diamond tip stylus and a solid boron cantilever.This high-performance stylus / cantilever combination enables the maximum pick-up of ”information” from even the most complex vinyl record grooves. For the Direct Power System to flourish effectively, a lightweight solid boron has been specially selected for superior strength and subtle control of movement.


Design details

To create the non-magnetic core coil, a 20 μm diameter PCOCC wire wound eight turns to a diameter of 0.9 mm is used. Despite being a non-magnetic core type, an output voltage of 0.2 mV is obtained by placing a 3 ohms coil in the minuscule 0.6 mm 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 anti-resonant 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.


Cartridge & Stylus
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
Recommended Load Impedance Min. 30 ohms (when head amplifier is connected)
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)
Stylus Shape Special Line contact
Cantilever 0.26 mm diameter solid boron
Static Compliance 30 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance 12 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Mounting Half-inch
Dimensions 17.3 (H) x 17 (W) x 25.5 (L) mm
Accessories Included Non-magnetic screwdriver; washer (× 2); protector; nut (× 2); cartridge installation screws (12 mm × 2, 18 mm × 2); brush; PCOCC lead wire set
Body Material Aluminum/Titanium
Mounting Feature Half-inch mount
Stylus Curvature Radius 1.5 x 0.28 mil
Terminal Pins Brass
Type Direct Power System
Weight 11 g
Wire Used for Coil 20 μm Ø PCOCC
Notes Note: Moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.