Audio Technica AT 1010
Top of the range Audio Technica tonearm with removable Magnesium headshell and silver wiring throughout.
The AT-1010 is a DTS (Dynamic Tracing System) tonearm that blends an original design with new materials.
Also, the tracing performance of universal tonearms has been totally reconsidered in this new design.
Development efforts were aimed at improving the overall tracing performance of the dynamic system with a cartridge mounted.
This results in improvement in auditory sensitivity and elimination of resonance.
One of the most obvious features of the AT-1010 is to stabilise stylus force in dynamic variations, an inherent problem with conventional, general arms, caused by the change in velocity of the modulated record groove.
For this purpose, the front pipe is set at a far higher location than the pivot bearing.
Also, the arm is equipped with a damping mechanism to damp low frequency resonance.
As a result, this tonearm gives a tracing performance that is in no way inferior to an integrated arm.
Effective length: 240mm
Mounting distance: 225mm
Effective mass: 16g
The AT1010 exhibits a refined geometry, whereby the vertical motion pivot axis is in line with the stylus tip, thereby minimising the effect of varying stylus drag upon instantaneous downforce - £160 HiFi Choice 1983
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Fantastic arm to use with masses of adjustment and precision engineering. Sound quality is very good.
8/10 by JaS
The best sounding arm I have ever heard deep full sound even from a budget cartridge, when equipped with a low mass MC the sound was stunning
9/10 by Brimbo
Outstanding arm that can maximize the performance of the great Low Output Moving Coils. A snap to set up and a joy to use. Perhaps the rarest of the Audio Technica arms, and certainly the best.
10/10 by PatMatt