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Audio-Technica VM520EB Phono Cartridge / VMN70SP Stylus

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$208.00
SKU: PKG-VM520EB/VMN70SP

Audio-Technica VM520EB Cartridge & VMN70SP Stylus - All Terrain, Any ol' Time

Needle Doctor happily introduces our first phono cartridge & stylus kit that's good for playing any disc in top form, at a price within reason. With the VM520EB, enjoy your 33/45rpm records as normal. When it comes time to dust off an old 78rpm disc (or many!), simply detach the VMN20EB stylus, install the VMN70SP stylus in its place, adjust the tracking force and anti-skate, and you're off to the races. Of course, make these adjustments again when switching back to 33/45s (VMN20EB). Once you get the hang of this, it can be done in a matter of seconds - feel free to call us with questions!

Audio-Technica VM520EB Phono Cartridge

The VM520EB is part of the 500 Series 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 VM520EB 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 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tracks the record groove with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Includes mounting hardware.

Audio-Technica VM Technology - Closer to the Cutterhead

A cutter head carves out the record grooves. The modulations in the groove are “analog” mechanical equivalents of the original audio signals. To “read” these modulations, Audio-Technica developed the patented Dual Magnet design which duplicates 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 positions of the left and right channels in the stereo groove walls. Consequently, the VM design provides outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking. All models feature high-purity 6N-OFC (99.9999% pure oxygen free copper) wiring for maximum sonic purity and extraordinary resolution of fine musical detail.

Audio-Technica VM520EB Phono Cartridge

Features:
  • VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing
  • Technical:
  • Frequency Response: 20-23,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 27 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Bonded round shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Output: 4.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance: 1.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
  • Mount: Half-inch
  • Replacement Stylus: VMN20EB
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800 ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle:23° Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
  • Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz)
  • Audio-Technica VMN70SP 78rpm Stylus

    Features:
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing
  • Technical:
  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 4.5-5.5 g (5.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Bonded round shank
  • Stylus Shape: 3.0 mil conical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
  • Replacement Stylus: VMN70SP
  • Static Compliance: 15 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 2 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
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