Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge


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A new realm of analogue sound

Audio-Technica is pleased to introduce the AT-ART20, the latest cartridge in our ART Series that will allow you to experience a new world of sound. As with previous magnetic core cartridges in our high-end lineup, we had two main goals in developing the AT-ART20: provide superlative analogue sound reproduction and optimise the performance and benefits of a magnetic core cartridge.

Based on cartridge technologies and know-how cultivated over our long history, and employing the best materials and advanced processing techniques, we created a magnetic core moving coil cartridge that’s optimally structured to reproduce sound with the full expressiveness of the original recording.




The AT-ART20 has been designated an Audio-Technica Excellence Product, a recognition that identifies products that meet our highest standards of high-fidelity performance. 

The high-frequency response of the AT-ART20 is extended and detailed, while the low-frequency sound, which cartridges tend to bury, is reproduced with full clarity and force. Vocals come through with all the variety and expressiveness of the human voice, even at low volumes, and, indeed, the full character of the sound source blossoms anew for the listener, with extended sound depth and rich spatial imaging to convey the original environment of the performance.



  • Provides superlative analogue sound reproduction
  • Reproduces sound with the full expressiveness of the original recording
  • Newly designed magnetic circuit improves the cartridge’s efficiency
  • Output voltage is improved by more than 15% without increasing the number of coil turns which can increase mass and impedance.
  • High-quality terminal pins with thick gold plating are approximately 30 times than that of conventional products to reduce contact resistance
  • Constructed of titanium, and aluminium with an elastomer undercover to reduce undesirable resonance
  • Special line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever with a 0.28 mm diameter provide premium high-frequency response with minimal inner-groove distortion for consistent reproduction
  • Utilizes the advanced cutting and polishing technologies cultivated in the eyeglass industry of Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture, with history stretching back more than 100 years
  • Threaded cartridge mounting holes allow easy installation to a headshell or integrated tonearm


Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response 20 to 50,000 Hz
Channel Separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle 20°
Vertical Tracking Force 1.6 to 2.0 g (1.8 g standard)
Stylus Construction Nude
Recommended Load Impedance ≥ 100 ohms (when head amplifier connected)
Coil Impedance 12 ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 12 ohms
Coil Inductance 25 μH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 0.55 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Stylus Shape Special Line Contact
Cantilever 0.28 mm (0.011”) diameter solid boron
Static Compliance 23 × 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 13 × 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
Cartridge Weight 9.0 g (0.32 oz)
Dimensions 17.3 mm (0.68”)×16.8 mm (0.66”)×26.6 mm (1.05”) (H×W×D)
Accessories Included Non-magnetic screwdriver, Brush, Washer × 2, Cartridge installation screws (M2.6) (5.0 mm (0.20”) × 2 , 8.0 mm (0.31”) × 2, 10.0 mm (0.39”) × 2 , 12.0 mm (0.47”) × 2), Protector
Threaded Hole M2.6 × 2
Stylus Curvature Radius 1.5 × 0.28 mil
Type MC


AT-ART20 Manual