Audio Technica Released The AR-AT20 Cartridge
Japanese audio company Audio Technica released the AT-ART20 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge.
For Audio Technica fans, your time has come. The Japanese manufacturer released the latest addition to their ART Series, the AT-ART20 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge. Here’s what you should expect from the cartridge.
Features Of The AT-ART20
The body consists of precision-machined titanium combined with an aluminum cartridge base and an elastomer under cover. These materials provide significant resonance reduction and lower mass. The cartridge body also features threaded mounting holes to facilitate installation.
The ART20 also features dual moving coils aligned in an inverted “V” shape, which provides optimal channel separation for superior stereo imaging and wide dynamics. The front yoke of the magnetic circuit is 0.6 mm thicker than previous designs to improve magnetic flux density and increase the output efficiency by more than 15% to 0.55 mV.
The cartridge employs a nude special line-contact stylus with a solid boron cantilever just 0.28 mm in diameter to precisely extract information from the record groove. The boron cantilever is connected to the armature using a stepped-pipe construction, which provides increased rigidity and improved strength with decreased resonance for a purer audio signal with clearer, more detailed sound.
The AT-ART20’s tip reinforcement plate is made of titanium, which reduces overall mass and improves the cartridge’s high-frequency performance, which the company claims impressively “extends to 50,000 Hz”.
Price Of The AT-ART20 Cartridge?
The ART20 retails for £2,099 at respective distributors.
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