Audio-Technica has released details about its latest turntable cartridge, but you'll need a lot of spare cash to buy it.
The cartridge will cost an astonishing $6999 and will only be available exclusively from 50 retailers worldwide.
The new piece of kit uses a direct-power system with a moving coil that is placed on the stylus tip, which is crafted from diamond alongside a boron cantilever.
Yousuke Koizumi from Audio-Technica Japan said: “We found some inspiration in the renowned Victor MC-L1000 cartridge of 1986 and charged our research and design engineers to imagine a Direct Power System of unsurpassed levels of precision and sophistication.
"I’m pleased to say we have achieved everything we set out to do. Our AT-ART1000 is truly the landmark cartridge we wanted to make.”
It'll be available to purchase in June. You can read the complete specs here.
[Via: The Vinyl Factory]