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Audio-Technica VM540ML Phonograph Cartridge

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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:

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine® stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing

 

Specifications

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)
Output Voltage 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Output 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)
Mounting Half-inch
Dimensions 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
Accessories Included  Six cartridge installations screws (5mm x 2, 8mm x 2 and 10mm x 2), two washers, two round nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush, lead wire set
Mounting Feature Half-inch mount
Recommended Load Capacitance 100-200 pF
Replacement Stylus VMN40ML
Stylus Size 0.12 x 2.2 mil
Type VM Type
Weight 6.4 g (0.2 oz)