Audio Technica AT ART1000 Direct Power Stereo Moving Coil Cartridge



Direct Power Stereo Moving Coil Cartridge

  • The highest audiophile listening experience
  • Handcrafted in Japan
  • Unique Direct Power System
  • Special line contact diamond stylus
  • Non-magnetic core coil
  • Lightweight solid boron cantilever for superior strength

Engineered for sound excellence

Continuing the pursuit of sound excellence and with a heritage in phono cartridge manufacture spanning over 54 years, Audio-Technica have developed and engineered the AT-ART1000 to deliver the highest listening experience for playing analogue records.

The AT-ART1000, the most advanced cartridge to date, marries analogue audio expertise with cutting-edge materials and design - incorporating a direct power system, often viewed as a theoretical ideal in cartridge development.

  • Handcrafted with Japanese precision refined over 54 years in cartridge design
  • Direct Power System renders the most subtle sonic detail and delivers unsurpassed transient response
  • Special line contact with diamond stylus construction has the ability to track the most complex record groove
  • Non-magnetic core coil with 3 ohms impedance
  • Lightweight solid boron cantilever for superior strength and controlled movement
  • Titanium body, expertly machined to provide solid, acoustic audio reproduction


Type Direct Power System
Frequency Response 15 - 30,000Hz
Channel Separation 30dB (1kHz)
Output Channel Balance 0.5dB (1kHz)
Output Voltage 0.2mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Vertical Tracking Angle 21˚
Vertical Tracking Force Range Due to the unique construction of the AT-ART1000, each individual cartridge is supplied with its own tracking force measurement to allow optimum setting, which is between a range of 2.0 to 2.5g
Stylus Construction Special Line Contact
Cantilever 0.26mm (0.01”) diameter solid boron
Coil Impedance 3Ω (1kHz)
Static Compliance 30 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
Recommended Load Impedance 30Ω
Weight 11.0g
Accessories Included Non-magnetic screw driver, 2 x Washer, Protector, 2 x Nut, Cartridge installation screws (2 x 12mm, 2 x 18mm), Brush, PCOCC Lead wire set