Audio Technica VM510CB

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Audio Technica VM510CB

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge with Conical stylus
Entry-level Audio-Technica VM510CB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge equipped with a conical bonded stylus less likely to be affected by placement and boasts stable tracing performance

Audio Technica VM510CB

Features

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

Entry-level VM cartridge model equipped with a conical bonded stylus. The round stylus is less likely to be affected by placement and boasts stable tracing performance.

  • Aluminium cantilever
  • Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Centre shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low resonance polymer housing

 

Audio-Technica’s internationally-patented Dual Magnet design replicates 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 the positions of the left and right channels in the stereo groove walls. Consequently, the VM design ensures outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking.

Para-toroidal generating system

Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency and offers superb linearity, since leakage of magnetic flux in this continuous and unitised magnetic circuit is low. Permeability of the cores is also optimised through the use of laminated cores.

Centre shield plate reduces crosstalk

A permalloy centre shield plate enables the effective separation of left and right channels, suppressing electrical crosstalk to below 40dB. This is similar to the actual crosstalk value found in the grooves of the record itself.

500 Series

Standard cartridge body fitted with the para-toroidal coils, centre shield plate, and 6N-OFC coil wire which is the same as 700 series.

Conical Bonded Stylus

The benefit of conical styli, even if the cartridge is “lean”, is the ball surface of the stylus touches the groove of vinyl records precisely. Due to its stability, it has been used widely at radio stations.

Specifications

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 – 20,000Hz
Channel Separation25dB (1kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle23˚
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus ConstructionBonded Round Shank
Recommended Load Impedance47,000Ω
Coil Impedance2,700Ω (1kHz)
Output Voltage5.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance1.5dB (1kHz)
Stylus ShapeConical Bonded
CantileverAluminium Pipe
Static Compliance35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
Mounting1/2” centres
Dimensions17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm
Accessories IncludedCartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2, Washer ×2, Hexagon nut ×2
Recommended Load Capacitance100 – 200pF
Replacement StylusVMN10CB
Stylus Size0.6 mil
TypeVM Type
Weight6.4g