Acoustical Systems

The Astron cartridge represents the very best of the archon production series. The most carefully selected archons – picked for homogenous frequency response and extremely close matching channels – are transferred into the special housing featuring a constellar pattern handcrafted with pure 24kt Gold inlays.

  • 0.5 mV output
  • Silver coils
  • Ultra-rigid special dampened titanium “Timet 1100” corpus with 24ct Gold inlays
  • Static compliance 17-19 mm/N (18°C to 30°C)
  • 16 to 20 mN tracking force range
  • 17 to 18 mN recommended tracking force
  • Channel balance better 0.5 dB / at 1 kHz
  • Channel separation 28 dB
  • Frequency response 15 Hz to 32 kHz +/- 2 dB
  • Shibata EVO stylus
  • Internal resistance 8 Ohms
  • Load resistance 40-1000 Ohms
  • Cantilever C37-coated tempered aluminum
  • Cartridge weight only 11.5 grams

The Astron cartridge is the only moving coil cartridge from Acoustical Systems. Enclosed in a unique uni-body designed made from solid block of Timet 1100 with gold inlays, the Astron offers a refined channel balance which adds internal dampening to achieve the finest details in sound.