Audio-Technica VM740ML Phono Cartridge
Audio-Technica VM740MLThe VM740ML MicroLine® stylus cartridge is a premier 700 Series model 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 VM740ML 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 MicroLine® stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match. The stylus’s multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records. 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.
Ratings & Reviews
Clean and full sound
by Thomas -
Upon recommendation from Brian at ND, I got this cartridge for my old Kenwood KD-770D. Paired with a Project PreBox DS+ this cartridge sounds fantastic. Very clean and full sound, crisp treble with powerful bass; what else can one wish for? I now play my CDs less as the sound from my vinyl records is richer and more lively.
Worth every penny!
by D. J. Harris
How is it possible that a line contact stylus could all but eliminate surface noise on 53 year old records? I admit that I have taken good care of my records over the years, but I had these when I was a teenager and not so careful. I was stunned to hear delicate, shimmering high frequencies, clear percussion and instruments against a shockingly quiet background. That's just the monaural records. Various stereo records, new and old, presented a rich panorama of sound so clear you could almost touch the individual instruments. In short, I have been amazed at the difference in sound this cartridge has made in my life. I would absolutely recommend it. No end of record "squeezing distortion," no skipping..no noise. Only music. Go for it!