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Audio Technica VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge with MicroLine™ stylus
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Audio Technica VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge with MicroLine™ stylus

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£229.99    
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Audio Technica VM540ML Dual MM Stereo Cartridge   

VM540ML

Standard model with a MicroLine® stylus, comes pre-assembled with a lightweight aluminium headshell (AT-HS10). 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.

DUAL MOVING MAGNET STEREO CARTRIDGE

Using an ultra-lightweight stylus tip ground to a high level of precision, we have achieved a combination of low distortion rate with fuller frequency reproduction during playback. This stylus tip extracts every possible piece of information from the grooves on a record.

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.

Features:

  • MicroLine® profile diamond stylus offers high frequency response with less wear and distortion than elliptical or conventional linear contact styli
  • VM type dual magnet design ensures outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking
  • Lightweight tapered aluminium cantilever allows for faithful reading of the record groove
  • Centre shield plate enables the effective separation of left and right channels, suppressing electrical crosstalk to below 40dB
  • Pre-assembled with a lightweight aluminium headshell (AT-HS10) for a quicker, easier set-up.
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 8.0g
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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Audio Technical VM540ML
Wednesday, 28 September 2022  | 

Purchased this cart as a standby for my Technics SL 1210G which currently is fitted with an Ortofon 2M black, I have had a test run with the VM540ML and it’s surprisingly good though it probably needs a good run in for a more comprehensive review.

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Vm 540 ML Audio -Technica
Friday, 19 August 2022  | 

This is a class act. Detail like I've never heard before and tracking that's extended and extremely balanced and accurate. I previously owned an Ortofon Ruby Red mc but
compared to the 540 seemed thin and blurred and that was on a Linn Sondeck. I now have Rega Planar salvaged from the 80s I believe. All that glitters etc etc. You know!!

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Fantastic cartridge
Saturday, 5 March 2022  | 

This was purchased as a replacement for my Audio Technica AT440MLb which I've been ecstatically happy with, so saw no reason to change from a micro line stylus, for me you can really hear a difference, especially as you get nearer to the end of an album side. The price with the cartridge installed on the headshell was excellent, and my order was dispatched and delivered really quickly. Great service

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Simply amazing
Sunday, 14 March 2021  | 

I'm really impressed by this pickup. After using a Hana SL MC pickup for a year and a half, I wanted to test an MM pickup. Hana is perhaps slightly more detailed and VM540ML is a little bit more lively but the difference is definitely not day and night and I think few could distinguish between the two in a blind test. Thumbs up AT!

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