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The AT-ART1000 (“ART” for Audio-Technica Reference Transducer) is Audio-Technica’s flagship phono cartridge, handmade in Japan. Born of the pursuit of audio excellence that has driven A-T for more than 60 years, the AT-ART1000 introduces an innovative, audiophile design heretofore unseen in mass-produced cartridges.



The AT-ART1000 has been designated an Audio-Technica Excellence Product, a recognition that identifies products that meet our highest standards of high-fidelity performance. 

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Innovative direct power system delivers unsurpassed transient response, resulting in reproduction of even the most subtle sonic details

Special line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever with a 0.2 mm diameter ensure an extremely accurate reading of the record groove

Non-magnetic core coils provide exquisite, full-dimensional audio reproduction

Powerful neodymium magnet and exclusive magnetic circuit with a miniscule 0.6 mm magnetic gap provide remarkably efficient power generation

Magnetic circuit’s titanium base works in combination with the cartridge’s hard plastic cover and aluminum housing to disperse unwanted resonance

PCOCC (Pure Copper by Ohno Continuous Casting) coil enables pure signal transfer

Please Note: AT-ART1000’s stylus assembly is not field-replaceable, but Audio-Technica offers a fee- based Moving Coil Exchange Program to properly service your moving coil cartridge.


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 Moving coil cartridges require receivers or preamps with compatible inputs; their stylus assemblies are not field-replaceable.

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