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    Can anyone help with info on this cartridge please?

    I've just sorted a deal on one but I'm having little success in unearthing any technical information on this particular beast.

    Any help with facts & figures for tracking force, loading etc. would be much appreciated.

    Cheers...
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    I briefly tried one back in the late 80's and it was pretty good but outclassed by certain other (cheaper) carts of the time. IMO.

    It was the top of the range from AT and featured a diamond clad Boron cantilever with a funky fine-line stylus and PCOCC wiring. At the right price it would be a good buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    At the right price it would be a good buy.
    How about a straight swap for a hardly used AT33-PTG?
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    Here you go: Audio Technica ART-1 / ouput voltage = 0.35mV / stylus pressure 1.4g to 1.8g with 1.6g recommended / frequency range 10Hz to 50KHz / channel separation at 1KHz = 30dB / coil impedence = 12ohms / recommended load using amplifier = min 100ohms / recommended load using transformer = above 20ohms / weight = 8.5g / diamond clad boron cantilever

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    Great!... thanks for that Ritch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Homar View Post
    How about a straight swap for a hardly used AT33-PTG?
    If it's in good nick I would say, based on my short time with it, that it's a no-brainer.

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    Hope it works out for you, Mikey

    I briefly tried one back in the late 80's and it was pretty good but outclassed by certain other (cheaper) carts of the time. IMO.
    Dave, would that be the same as people once claimed that the M3D was "outclassed" by other 'better' carts of the time, but as DSJR found out, was rather an ill-informed misconception?

    I could be wrong about the ART1, as I haven't heard it, but experience suggests that some of the MC cartridges produced in the late 80s from Japanese manufacturers, not just Audio Technica, were extremely good and better than a lot of what's being made today.

    Fingers crossed for Mikey that this is the case... The only concern I have is with regard to stylus replacement. Are AT still making styli for the ART1 or are retips the only option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Homar View Post
    Can anyone help with info on this cartridge please?

    I've just sorted a deal on one but I'm having little success in unearthing any technical information on this particular beast.

    Any help with facts & figures for tracking force, loading etc. would be much appreciated.

    Cheers...
    Aha, you did strike the deal then, despite my infernal meddling - well done!

    I sincerely hope you enjoy it, but if you don't, do drop me a line........

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    Hi Adam,

    Yup, t'is on it's way. If things don't work out I'll be sure to drop you a line.

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    Mike, bookmark this page right now! http://www.cartridgedb.com/
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