Audio Technica VM520EB

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Audio Technica VM520EB

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge with Elliptical stylus
Audio-Technica’s VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge features an Elliptical shaped diamond tip that reduces tracing distortion for higher sound reproduction accuracy.

Audio Technica VM520EB

Features

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

Standard elliptical stylus model equipped with an elliptical bonded stylus. This reduces tracing distortion and allows for more accurate sound reproduction.

  • 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.

Elliptical Bonded Stylus

Elliptical diamond stylus follows the groove modulation with greater precision compared to a conical stylus, offering improved frequency and phase responses whilst reducing distortion.

Specifications

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 – 23,000Hz
Channel Separation27dB (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 Voltage4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance1.5dB (1kHz)
Stylus ShapeElliptical 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 StylusVMN20EB
Stylus Size0.3 x 0.7 mil
TypeVM Type
Weight6.4g