Audio-Technica VM540ML Cartridge

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Audio-Technica VM540ML Cartridge

Audio-Technica VM540ML  £235

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  • MicroLine® profile diamond stylus offers high frequency response with less wear and distortion than elliptical or conventional linear contact styli
  • VM type dual magnet design ensures outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking
  • Lightweight tapered aluminium cantilever allows for faithful reading of the record groove
  • Centre shield plate enables the effective separation of left and right channels, suppressing electrical crosstalk to below 40dB
  • Durable low resonance polymer housing

Instead of using a single, large magnet, the two magnets are arranged in the shape of a “V”. The two magnets are positioned precisely to match the positions of the left and right channels in the stereo groove walls. Consequently, the VM design ensures outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking.

Audio Technica Specification Table

Cartridge Audio-Technica AT-OC9 III Audio-Technica VM510CB
Type Dual Moving Coil VM Type
Mounting  – 1/2″ Centres
Frequency Response 15 – 50,000Hz 20 – 20,000Hz
Body Material Aluminium B
Channel Separation 30dB (1kHz) 25dB (1kHz)
Output Channel Balance 0.5dB (1kHz) 1.5dB (1kHz)
Output Voltage 0.4mV (1kHz and 5cm/sec.) 5.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23° 23˚
Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 – 2.2g (2.0g standard) 1.8 – 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus Shape Special Line contact stylus Conical Bonded
Stylus Size  – 0.6 mil
Stylus Curvature Radius 40 x 7µm
Stylus Construction Nude Square Shank Bonded Round Shank
Cantilever 0.26 mm diameter solid boron Aluminium Pipe
Coil Impedance 12Ω (1kHz) 2,700Ω (1kHz)
Coil Inductance 25 µm (1kHz)
DC Resistance 12Ω
Static Compliance 35×10-6cm/dyne 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 18×10-6cm/dyne (100Hz) 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
Recommended Load Impedance Min 100Ω 47,000Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance  – 100 – 200pF
Weight 8.0g 6.4g
Dimensions 17.3 (H) x 16.8 (W) x 25.7 (L) mm 17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm