The AT-ART1000 (“ART” for Audio-Technica Reference
Transducer) is Audio-Technica’s new flagship phono cartridge, handmade in Japan.
Born of the pursuit of audio excellence that has driven A-T for more than 50
years, the AT-ART1000 introduces an innovative, audiophile design heretofore
unseen in mass-produced cartridges. The cartridge’s direct power system places
the dual moving coil directly on top of the stylus tip, ensuring that the audio
quality does not suffer the negative effects normally introduced by the
cantilever’s length and material type. Having the coils move in such close
proximity to the stylus tip allows the cartridge to vividly render even the
most subtle sonic details and provide unsurpassed transient response.
Each of the cartridge’s two coils is constructed of 20 μm diameter PCOCC (Pure
Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) wire, wound eight turns to a diameter of 0.9
mm to create a non-magnetic core coil. The 3-ohm coils are placed in the tiny
0.6 mm gap of a powerful magnetic circuit, enabling each coil to generate an
output voltage of 0.2 mV.
The AT-ART100 features the same high-performance line contact stylus and solid
boron cantilever found in the AT-OC9/III, enabling the cartridge to faithfully
trace the record groove and reliably transfer the signal to the coils. The base
that supports the specialized magnetic circuit and vibration system is made
from titanium. This sturdy base is instrumental in providing consistent
playback, and works in combination with the cartridge’s hard plastic cover and
aluminum housing to disperse resonance that negatively affects the sound
*The AT-ART1000’s stylus assembly is not field-replaceable, but Audio-Technica
offers a fee-based Cartridge Rebuild Program. Under this
program, Audio-Technica will replace all assembly parts, including the stylus
tip, cantilever, coils, and rubber dampers.
direct power system delivers unsurpassed transient response, resulting in
reproduction of even the most subtle sonic details
line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever with a 0.26 mm diameter
ensure an extremely accurate reading of the record groove
core coils provide exquisite, full-dimensional audio reproduction
neodymium magnet and exclusive magnetic circuit with a miniscule 0.6 mm
magnetic gap provide remarkably efficient power generation
circuit’s titanium base works in combination with the cartridge’s hard
plastic cover and aluminum housing to disperse unwanted resonance
(Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coil enables pure signal transfer
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