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Since our founding in 1962 it has been our mission and indeed our passion to help those who listen feel the exhilaration that comes from truly experiencing music, to ‘feel attached’. This philosophy began with our first product, the AT-1 moving-magnet stereo phonograph cartridge, and has led us in a 50-year journey that has resulted in award-winning cartridges, microphones and headphones, where our transducer and cartridge technologies are acclaimed both in Japan and worldwide, not only for precision engineering and audio quality but also our ability to provide listening enjoyment to so many people. Today we start another new chapter of our story as we launch a cartridge that will truly elevate that listening experience.
Introducing the Audio-Technica AT-ART1000.
Welcome to Audio-Technica Excellence.

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AT-ART1000

Direct Power Stereo MC Cartridge

Introduction

Audio-Technica's new reference AT-ART1000 Direct Power Stereo Moving Coil Cartridge has been developed and engineered as part of the company's `Excellence' programme to deliver the highest listening experience for audiophiles. With 54 years heritage in manufacturing phono cartridges - the very first product was the AT-1 cartridge in 1962 - the new flagship model marries the company's vast acquired knowledge and expertise in analogue audio technology with cutting-edge materials and design, resulting in the AT-ART1000 being Audio-Technica's most advanced and sophisticated cartridge to-date.

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.

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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.

Body

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.

Technical specifications

Type Direct Power System,
non-magnetic core coil (MC) type
Frequency response 15 to 30,000 Hz
Output voltage 0.2 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Channel separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
Output balance 0.5 dB (1 kHz)
Tracking force 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
Coil impedance 3 ohms (1 kHz)
DC resistance 3 ohms
Load impedance ≥ 30 ohms (when connected)
Coil inductance ≤ 1 μH (1 kHz)
Static compliance 30×10-6cm/dyne
Dynamic compliance 12×10-6cm/dyne (100Hz)
Stylus Special line contact stylus
Cantilever 0.26 mm (0.01”) diameter solid boron
Vertical tracking angle 21°
Dimensions 17.3mm(0.68”)×17.0mm(0.67”)×25.5mm(1.00”)(H×W×D)
Weight 11 g (0.4 oz)
Accessories - Case (wooden box)
- Non-magnetic screwdriver
- Washer × 2
- Protector
- Nut × 2
- Cartridge installation screws
 (12 mm × 2, 18 mm × 2)
- Brush
- PCOCC lead wire set

Store Locator

Asia

HongKong

ASIA | HongKong

Dealer

Mong Kok Hi Fi

Address Shop 7, G/F, Yan On Building, 1 Kwong Wa Street, Mongkok
TEL +852 2771 0535

ASIA | HongKong

Dealer

AV Hospital Ltd

Address 16/F, Grancastle Commercial Centre, 2T Sai Yeung Choi Street (South), Mongkok, Kowloon.
TEL +852 2697 8088
URL http://www.avhospital.com.hk

Taiwan

ASIA | Taiwan

Dealer

Audio-Technica Taiwan Co., Ltd. Taipei Branch

Address 2F, No.85, Sec.1, Da-an Rd., Da-an District, Taipei City 10688, Taiwan
TEL +886 2 8772 8608
FAX +886 2 8772 8607
URL http://www.audio-technica.com.tw/

ASIA | Taiwan

Dealer

Audio-Technica Taiwan Co., Ltd. Kaohsiung Branch

Address No. 250, Sanduo 3rd, Rd., Lingya Dist, Kaohsiung City 80241, Taiwan
TEL +886 7 338 8369
URL http://www.audio-technica.com.tw/

ASIA | Taiwan

Dealer

Audio-Technica Taiwan Co., Ltd. Taichung Branch

Address No.56, Sec. 3, Sanmin Rd., North Dist., Taichung City 40445, Taiwan
TEL +886 4 2227 5608
URL http://www.audio-technica.com.tw/

Korea

ASIA | Korea

Dealer

HanEum Acoustics

Address ElectroLand 215, Cheongpa-ro 74, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04372, Korea
TEL +82-2-712-0996
FAX +82 2-712-0998
URL http://www.haneumshop.com/
Inquiry kschan712@hanmail.net

Oceania

Australia

OCEANIA | Australia

Dealer

Jim Tate Stereo

Address 323 Goodwood Rd, Kings Park SA 5034 Australia
TEL +61 3 8373 2323
URL http://www.jimtatestereo.com.au/
Inquiry helpline@jimtatestereo.com.au

OCEANIA | Australia

Dealer

Revolution Turntable

Address Unit 1. 81 Guthrie St Osborne Park Western 6017 Australia
TEL +61 8 9445 2783
URL http://revolutionturntable.com.au/about-us/
Inquiry pierre@revolutionturntable.com.au

OCEANIA | Australia

Dealer

Sydney HiFi Castle Hill

Address 7/19 Victoria Ave, Castle Hill NSW 2154, Australia
TEL +61 2 9899 9079
URL https://sydneyhificastlehill.com.au/
Inquiry castlehill@sydneyhifi.com.au

Vietnam

OCEANIA | Vietnam

Dealer

Dong Thanh - Hoa Phuc Company Limited

Address 593 Nguyen Thi Thap St., Tan Phong Ward, Dist. 7, HCMC, Vietnam.
TEL +84 8 3775 4668 +84 8 3775 4682
FAX +84 8 3775 4351
URL http://www.dongthanh-hoaphuc.vn
Inquiry contact@hoaphucaudio.com

Singapore

OCEANIA | Singapore

Dealer

Audio-Line

Address 1 Orchid Country Club Road, Social Clubhouse #02-33B, Orchid Country Club, Singapore 769162
TEL +65 6756 5585 +65 9835 3600
URL http://www.audioline.com.sg/
Inquiry bobby@audioline.com.sg

Japan

JAPAN

Dealer

CAVIN OSAKAYA

Address 3-chome, kitaichijonishi ,Chuo-ku ,Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 060-0001
TEL 011-221-0181
FAX 011-271-1833
URL http://www.osakaya.com/
Inquiry https://www.ssl-site.jp/~osakaya/cart/contact/contact_form.html
Dealer

SOUND SPACE INC. Obihiro main store

Address 1-6, Minami 1-chome, Nishi 15-jou, obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan 080-0025
TEL 0155-35-5654
FAX 0155-35-6643
URL http://www.f-soundspace.com/
Inquiry sound@aleis.net
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SENDAI NODAYA

Address 2-3, Kitamemachi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan 980-0023
TEL 022-266-7761
FAX 022-213-7656
URL http://www.sendai-nodaya.jp
Inquiry sendai-nodaya@cotton.ocn.ne.jp
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AUDIO LAB

Address 5-27, Kamihatamachi, Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan 997-0032
TEL 0235-22-1224
FAX 0235-23-9412
URL http://www.audiolab.co.jp/
Inquiry http://audiolab.co.jp/about-sales_commodity.html
Dealer

NODAYA Koriyama main store

Address 1-3-8, Honcho, Koriyama, Fukushima, Japan 963-8871
TEL 024-932-0254
FAX 024-932-0204
URL http://www.audio-nodaya.com/shop/
Inquiry koriyama@audio-nodaya.com
Dealer

Kamani Yoshikawa main store

Address 1392-2, Sakaemachi, Yoshikawa, Saitama, Japan 342-0050
TEL 048-981-4344
FAX 048-981-4358
URL http://www.stereo.co.jp/
Inquiry kamani@stereo.co.jp
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SOUND HEIGHTS

Address 1-2-14, Chiharadaiminami, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan 290-0142
TEL 0436-74-5141
FAX 0436-74-3314
URL http://www.soundheights.co.jp/
Inquiry https://www.soundheights.co.jp/contact/
Dealer

audiounion ochanomizu accessary shop

Address 4F, 2-2-1, Kanda Surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0062
TEL 03-3295-3103
FAX 03-3294-6141
URL http://www.audiounion.jp
Inquiry accessory@audiounion.jp
Dealer

Tereon SOUND110

Address 1-3-11, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021
TEL 03‐3251‐5535
FAX 03-3253-4506
URL https://tereon.co.jp/shop2/
Inquiry https://tereon.co.jp/contact-mail/
Dealer

DYNAMIC AUDIO 5555

Address 3-1-18, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0021
TEL 03-3253-5555
FAX 03-3253-5556
URL http://www.dynamicaudio.com/
Inquiry kawamata@dynamicaudio.co.jp
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BIC CAMERA Yurakucho store

Address 1-11-1, Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 100-0006
TEL 03-5221-1111
URL http://www.biccamera.co.jp.e.lj.hp.transer.com/shoplist/shop-014.html
Dealer

Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba Store

Address 1-1, Kandahanaokacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0028
TEL 03-5209-1010
URL http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/store/0018/index.htmly
Dealer

audio square Tressa Yokohama store

Address Nojima in Tressa Yokohama South-bldg. 3F, 700 Morookachou, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan 222-0002
TEL 045-533-5629
FAX 045-533-5630
URL http://online.nojima.co.jp/ec/shop/2/info/
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antiphon

Address 1-chome 29, Magiramachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan 921-8005
TEL 076-292-1475
FAX 076-292-1476
URL http://www.antiphon.co.jp/web/
Inquiry http://www.antiphon.co.jp/inquiry/
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royal audio

Address 2-5-7, Fukashi, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan 390-0815
TEL 0263-35-2219
URL http://www.royal-audio.co.jp/index.html
Inquiry info@royal-audio.co.jp
Dealer

nomura musen

Address 3-30-86, Osu, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan 460-0011
TEL 052-263-1660
FAX 052-242-1906
URL http://www.nomura-musen.com/
Inquiry http://www.nomura-musen.com/contact/index.html
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Tsubaki Audio

Address 157, Yamashitacho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan 430-0941
TEL 053-471-8181
FAX 053-472-9841
URL http://www.tsubakiaudio.co.jp/
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Shimamusen

Address 4-8-11, Nipponbashi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka, Japan 556-0005
TEL 06-6632-2851
FAX 06-6632-2540
URL http://www.shimamusen.co.jp/
Inquiry http://www.shimamusen.com/html/email.html
Dealer

Soundline monolith

Address 392-53, Kisendai, Iwade, Wakayama, Japan 649-6253
TEL 0736-63-4320
FAX 0736-63-4320
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SymPhomagi

Address 11-5, Sako Ichibancho, Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan 770-0021
TEL 088-655-8467
URL http://symphomagi.moo.jp/
Inquiry http://www.symphomagi.com/information/
Dealer

ART CREW

Address 7-1-9, Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan 814-0002
TEL 092-842-2555
FAX 092-842-2556
URL http://www.artcrew.co.jp/
Inquiry artcrew@nifty.com
Dealer

maxaudio

Address 5-1-35, Shimoitozu, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan 803-0846
TEL 093-591-0469
FAX 093-582-7500
URL http://www.maxaudio.co.jp/
Inquiry kokura@maxaudio.co.jp

Cartridge Rebuild Programme

To protect against damage to the cantilever and wear to the stylus tip of this product, we offer our Cartridge Rebuild Programme, a paid service.

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