Audio-Technica VM530EN Phono Cartridge
Audio-Technica VM530ENThe VM530EN is a top-end elliptical stylus cartridge 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 VM530EN 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 lightweight 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus reduces the execution mass of the vibration system, enabling fuller frequency reproduction and less tracking distortion than a bonded stylus. Includes mounting hardware.
Audio-Technica VM Technology - Closer to the CutterheadA 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.
VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus Aluminum cantilever Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housingTechnical: Frequency Response: 20-25,000 Hz Channel Separation: 27 dB (1 kHz) Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard) Stylus Construction: Nude 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: VMN30EN 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)