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Audio-Technica VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Overview

Half-inch mount turntable cartridge.

The VM520EB is part of the 500 Series in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line – a line that harks back to A-T’s early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges, while also incorporating today’s advanced technology. Like all VM cartridges, the VM520EB is equipped with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove for outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge’s 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tracks the record groove with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Includes mounting hardware.

Features

  • Frequency Response 20-23,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation 27 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
  • Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
  • Coil Impedance 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance 800 ohms
  • Coil Inductance 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Recommended load capacitance 100-200 pF
  • Output 4.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance 1.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
  • Cantilever Aluminum pipe
  • Static Compliance 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Mount Half-inch
  • Weight 6.4 g (0.2 oz)
  • Dimensions 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
  • Replacement Stylus VMN20EB
  • Accessories Included Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts

Audio-Technica is a world leader in phonograph cartridge design and production.

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