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Audio Technica AT-VM95 Cartridge


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Audio Technica AT-VM95 Cartridge

Audio Technica's new VM95 series features six different models to suit everyone, with upgrading made as simple as swapping between any VM95 stylus in a matter of seconds. The VM95 series sets the standard for affordable, high-performance cartridges

All VM95 series cartridges are compatible with any turntable headshell that accepts 1/2" cartridges. Threaded inserts in the cartridge body enable the cartridge to be mounted with just two screws, no fiddly nuts required.

What is VM?

VM refers to the Vertical Dual Magnets used in the VM series cartridges, designed to mirror that of the original cutter head used to record the vinyl master. Unlike conventional cartridges, the VM cartridges use two transducer coils, mounted perpendicular to each other at 45° from horizontal achieving accurate tracking, excellent stereo imaging and extreme clarity.

All VM95 models have removable styli and the same body design, enabling vinyl enthusiasts to interchange and upgrade any VM95 cartridge with any VM95 stylus type. The differences between styli can be seen below;

Bonded Stylus Models

In a bonded (or jointed) stylus, a diamond tip is glued onto a metal shank that is itself glued into the hole of the cantilever. This type of stylus is often less expensive to produce but provides an excellent option for the casual listener.

Audio Technica VM95 - Bonded Styli

VM95C - Conical
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Conical Bonded Stylus
Perfect for the casual listener searching for a reliable cost-effective cartridge

VM95E - Elliptical
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Elliptical Bonded Stylus
Next-generation of the legendary 95E, considered one of the finest entry-level phono cartridges ever produced

VM95SP- Conical (78 rpm)
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Conical Bonded Stylus
Designed for use with 78 rpm/shellac or short play (SP) records

Nude Stylus Models

Nude styli, shaped from whole diamonds, are more costly than bonded styli. But because of their lower mass, nude styli track more accurately. Audio Technica's grain-oriented nude styli also last longer than many alternatives as their longest-wearing faces touch the record's surface.

Audio Technica VM95 - Nude Styli

VM95EN - Elliptical Nude
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Elliptical Nude Stylus
Ideal step-up model. The nude elliptical tip is lighter and follows the groove of your records with more precision

VM95ML - MicroLinear
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Microlinear Nude Stylus
Microlinear (ridge shape) allows for more precise contact with record grooves leading to higher fidelity and less inner groove distortion

VM95SH - Shibata
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Shibata Nude Stylus
Premier VM95 cartridge. Shibata shape has two longer, narrower radii, allowing more surface contact resulting in extended frequency response and a highly detailed listening experience

Who is Audio Technica?

Audio Technica is a quality audio component manufacturer, has designed and developed some of the most critically acclaimed headphones, turntables and cartridges on the market since their establishment in 1962. AT build products under a common design philosophy, to provide the most durable and high performing equipment at the best possible price.

Building on the company's more than 50 years of phono cartridge design expertise, the new VM95 Series offers vinyl enthusiasts an affordable way to enjoy high-quality record playback.

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