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Audio-Technica VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Overview

Half-inch mount turntable cartridge.

The VM540ML MicroLine® stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series model 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 VM540ML 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 MicroLine® stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match. The stylus’s multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records. Includes mounting hardware.

Features

  • Frequency Response 20-27,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation 28 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
  • Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction Nude square 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 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine®
  • Cantilever Aluminum tapered pipe
  • Static Compliance 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance 10 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 VMN40ML
  • Accessories Included Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush, lead wire set

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

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