Direct Power Stereo Moving Coil Cartridge

$6999 + shipping (includes gst)

The AT-ART1000 will be only available to 50 selected retailers around the world. Please contact Audio-Technica Australia directly for more information.

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.

Direct Power System

To ensure audio quality is uncompromised by the cantilever’s length and material, the moving coil is positioned directly above the stylus tip without the need to transmit along the length of the cantilever. This close proximity between the coil movement and stylus tip allows the AT-ART1000 to vividly reproduce the finest sonic details, incredibly accurate medium and low frequencies, and deliver unsurpassed transient response.

Made in Japan

Meticulously handcrafted in Japan with over 54 years in cartridge manufacture and design heritage.

Non-Magnetic Core Coil

20μm diameter PCOCC coil wire, wound eight turns to a diameter of 0.9mm creates a non-magnetic core coil. Despite its non-magnetic core type, a 0.2mV output voltage is delivered by placing a 3 ohm coil within the miniscule 0.6mm gap of a powerful magnetic circuit.

Cartridge Rebuild Programme

To protect against damage to the cantilever and wear to the stylus tip of this product, we offer a paid-for Cartridge Rebuild Programme service. This programme provides the replacement of the whole assembly including stylus tip, cantilever, coils, and rubber dampers. For complete details about this program, please contact your local Audio-Technica Service Center. Please be aware that this program may be discontinued without prior notice, depending on the availability of spare parts or the amount of time that has passed since the release of the product.

  • The highest audiophile listening experience
  • 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

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


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


0.26mm 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





Non-magnetic screwdriver, 2 x Washer, Protector, 2 x Nut, Cartridge installation screws (2 x 12mm, 2 x 18mm), Brush, PCOCC Lead wire set

AT-ART1000 Brochure (PDF) Download

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