Flagship Moving Coil Cartridge

$1499 + shipping (includes gst)

The AT-ART9 is Audio-Technica’s flagship moving-coil cartridge. Combining the craftsmanship, artistry and leading-edge engineering derived from the AT50ANV, AT-ART7 and AT-OC9/III cartridges, the AT-ART9 employs a vibration system and magnetic circuit that are the best-ever within the series thus resulting in exquisitely transparent and naturally complete sound quality. It is so startlingly honest that your ears convey to your mind and it comes to a singularly quick conclusion – this is real music at its best. Just like the body knows real sugar from processed substitute.

  • Its new magnetic circuit design adopts permendur yoke and neodymium magnet for dramatically increased magnetic energy, extremely low noise and improved bass response.
  • Special line contact stylus with tip curvature radii of 40μm × 7μm adopted in AT50ANV and solid boron cantilever with a 0.26 mm diameter allow accurate transfer of music signals from the stylus tip to the generating coil.
  • Dual moving coil for high separation and wide response.
  • Hybrid body inherited from the AT-ART7 cartridge design to suppress unwanted parasitic and deleterious resonances. The housing is made of machined aluminum materials to dissipate parasitic resonances for unimpeded sound quality and clarity.
  • PCOCC coil wiring for direct and pure signal transmission.
  • High-quality brass screws for headshell attachment offers the best match for optimal sound quality.

Magnetic Core Moving Coil

Frequency Response

15 to 50,000 Hz

Channel Separation

30 dB (1 kHz)

Channel Balance

0.5 dB (1 kHz)

Coil Impedance

12 W (1 kHz)

DC Resistance

12 W

Tracking Force

1.6 to 2.0 g (standard 1.8 g)

Vertical Tracking Angle

23 degrees

Recommended Load Impedance

Min 100 W

Coil Inductance

25 mH (1 kHz)

Static Compliance

35 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne

Dynamic Compliance

18 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)

Output Voltage

0.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

Stylus Shape

Special Line Contact Stylus


0.26 mm Ø solid boron

Stylus Construction

Nude square shank


1/2” centers


17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 25.6 (L) mm


8.5 g


1 non magnetic screw driver; 1 brush; 2 washers; 2 x 12 mm mounting screws; 2 Nuts; 2 x 18 mm mounting screws; 1 plastic protector; 1 set of PCOCC Lead Wires (AT6106)

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