Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 cartridge

Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 cartridge

"From the low-output AT-ART1000 (0.2mV) MF heard "microdynamic expression [that] was absolutely phenomenal: small shifts of emphasis in the strumming and drumming were clearly delineated." Mikey also praised the A-T as "one of the most tonally neutral cartridges I've heard," concluding that, "If you can afford it, you need it!" In the May 2018 Stereophile, AD added his thoughts to our coverage of the AT-ART1000, compelled as he was by his own experiences with another Neumann-inspired cartridge, the Tzar DST (see elsewhere in this edition of "Recommended Components"). After using the Audio-Technica to play his favorite LP of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, he wrote, "I expected a better sense of touch from the strings, and that I heard. What I hadn't expected was how much better a sense of [the clarinetist's] breathing and tonguing techniques the A-T now provided. Legato phrases were more so—something as easy to enjoy as to hear." His conclusion: "one of that small handful of pickups I'd care to live with." (Stereophile Vol.39 No.10, Vol.41 No.5 WWW)

"The sound of Audio-Technica's AT-ART1000 was as advertised: rim-drive-like punch and authority; lightning-fast, superclean transients; and transparency that made many "normal" cartridges sound milky or foggy in the midrange."1

Rated Stereophile Class A, the highest attainable listening experience 2
Handcrafted with Japanese precision refined over 54 years
Direct Power System renders most subtle sonic detail
Special line contact with diamond stylus construction
Non-magnetic core coil with 3 ohms impedance
Lightweight solid boron cantilever for superior strength
Expertly machined Titanium body for extreme reproduction


Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 cartridge

Code: ATART1000

Two (2) in stock:
Product Info

- Direct Power Stereo Moving Coil Cartridge

Audio-Technica AT-ART1000 cartridge specifications
- Type: Direct Power System
- Frequency response: 15 ~ 30,000 Hz
- Output voltage: 0.2mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
- Channel separation: 30 dB (1kHz)
- Output balance: 0.5 dB (1kHz)
- Tracking force: 2.0 ~ 2,5g (Each cartridge is supplied with its own tracking measurement)
- Coil impedance: 3 kΩ (1kHz)
- Rec. load impedance: 30Ω
- Static compliance: 30 × 10-6 cm/dyne
- Dynamic compliance: 12 × 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
- Stylus: Special Line Contact
- Cantilever: 0.26mm (0.01") diameter solid boron
- Vertical tracking angle: 21 °
- Weight: 11.0g
- Accessories: Non-magnetic screw driver × 1, Cartridge installation screws 12mm × 2,18 mm × 2, PCOCC Lead wires × 4, Washer × 2, Protector, Nut × 2, × 1 Brush.

Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.


Footnote 1: Michael Fremer, "Analog Corner", Stereophile, Vol. 39 No.10 (October 2016) 21-27. Please read the full article to appreciate the capabilities of the AT-ART1000.

Footnote 2: "Recommended 500 Components", Stereophile, Vol. 39 No.10 (October 2016) 61.

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