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.
Microlinear profile diamond stylus offers high frequency response with less wear and distortion than elliptical or conventional linear contact styli.
The AT-VM95C cartridge is fitted onto the 9g aluminium die cast body headshell
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20 – 25,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||23 dB (1 kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23°|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)|
|Stylus Construction||Nude Square 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||1.5 dB (1 kHz)|
|Static Compliance||20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||10 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)|
|Dimensions||21.2 × 21.4 × 62.4 ( H x W x D mm)|
|Recommended Load Capacitance||100-200 pF|
|Stylus Size||2.2 x 0.12 mil|
|Type||VM Stereo Dual Magnet|
|Wire Used for Coil||T.P. Copper|