Audio Technica VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge



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Audio Technica VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

Standard model with a MicroLine® stylus. Distortion is low even on the inner circumference of a record because the curvature radius of the stylus tip does not alter even if the stylus becomes worn.

  • Aluminium tapered cantilever
  • Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Centre shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low resonance polymer housing

Audio-Technica’s internationally-patented Dual Magnet design replicates the structure of the cutter head.

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.

Para-toroidal generating system

Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency and offers superb linearity, since leakage of magnetic flux in this continuous and unitised magnetic circuit is low. Permeability of the cores is also optimised through the use of laminated cores.

Centre shield plate reduces crosstalk

A permalloy centre shield plate enables the effective separation of left and right channels, suppressing electrical crosstalk to below 40dB. This is similar to the actual crosstalk value found in the grooves of the record itself.

  • Type      VM Type
  • Mounting            1/2” centres
  • Frequency Response     20 - 27,000Hz
  • Channel Separation        28dB (1kHz)
  • Output Channel Balance               1.0dB (1kHz)
  • Output Voltage                 4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle 23˚
  • Vertical Tracking Force Range     1.8 – 2.2g (2.0g standard)
  • Stylus Shape      MicroLine®
  • Stylus Size           0.12 x 2.2 mil
  • Stylus Construction         Nude Square Shank
  • Cantilever           Aluminium Tapered Pipe
  • Coil Impedance                 2,700Ω (1kHz)
  • Static Compliance            40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance      10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
  • Recommended Load Impedance              47,000Ω
  • Recommended Load Capacitance             100 – 200pF
  • Weight 6.4g
  • Dimensions        17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm
  • Replacement Stylus        VMN40ML
  • Accessories Included      Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2, Washer ×2, Hexagon nut ×2, Non-magnetic screwdriver ×1, Brush ×1, Lead wire set ×1


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