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Audio-Technica VM540ML
Dual Moving Magnet MicroLine Stylus Cartridge


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The Audio-Technica VM540ML MicroLine® stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series model in their VM cartridge line – a line that harkens back to A-T's early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges – while also incorporating current advanced technology. Just like all VM cartridges, the VM540ML comes with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove, delivering outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge's MicroLine® stylus enables it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in precise, nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply cannot match. Its multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records. It includes mounting hardware.

Audio-Technica VM540ML 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

Audio-Technica VM540ML Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20-27,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude square shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 Ohms
  • 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
  • Mount: Half-inch
  • Replacement Stylus: VMN40ML
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 Ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800 Ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 0.7" x 0.7" x 1.1" (17.3 x 17.0 x 28.2mm)
  • Weight: 0.2 oz (6.4 g)

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