The AT-VM95EN, features a Nude Elliptical Diamond. The construction of the stylus being a one piece diamond with a round shank inserted in the cantilever creates a lighter and more rigid transmission system than a diamond tip bonded on a round titanium shank such as in the AT-VM95E. Also the use of nude diamond implies a substantial difference in pricing, yet the quality of the reproduction will be immediately noticed, specifically in the fidelity of high frequencies and in the quality of the transient responses.
Every cartridge diamond stylus becomes worn after a period of play.
Around 500 hours for a conical stylus, 300 hours for an Elliptical stylus, 1000 hours for a Microlinear stylus, and 800 hours for a Shibata stylus.
Our VM95 Series dual moving magnet cartridges can be used almost forever by replacing the interchangeable stylus. It is no longer necessary to purchase a complete cartridge when your diamond is worn out, you can simply buy the matching replacement stylus, but also enjoy the experience of upgrading your cartridge with a different stylus.
The six models of VM95 Series cartridges all use the same electromagnetic engine-body, therefore each of the six replacement styli are perfectly compatible.
Elliptical diamond stylus follows the groove modulation with greater precision compared to a conical stylus, offering improved frequency and phase responses whilst reducing distortion.
VM95 Series cartridges features two M2.6 threaded inserts allowing the installation of the cartridge onto tonearm or removable headshell without the use of nuts.Each cartridge is provided with one pair of 8mm M2.6 screws, one pair of 11mm M2.6 screws and two plastic washers.
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20 – 23,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||22 dB (1 kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23°|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)|
|Stylus Construction||Nude Round Shank|
|Recommended Load Impedance||47,000 Ω|
|Coil Impedance||3.3 kΩ (1 kHz)|
|DC Resistance||485 Ω|
|Coil Inductance||550 mH (1 kHz)|
|Output Voltage||3.5 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)|
|Output Channel Balance||2.0 dB (1 kHz)|
|Static Compliance||20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||7 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)|
|Dimensions||17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm)|
|Accessories Included||Two 11 mm installation screws;|
Two 8 mm installation screws;
|Recommended Load Capacitance||100-200 pF|
|Stylus Size||0.3 x 0.7 mil|
|Type||VM Stereo Dual Magnet|
|Wire Used for Coil||T.P. Copper|