Fitted with the Shibata stylus, which was developed for playing 4 channel vinyl records that demand high-frequency reproduction capabilities during playback. Not only for high-frequencies, it is also ideal for reproducing rich mid- and low-frequencies.
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.
Top-end model fitted with the die-cast aluminium alloy housing. The body reduces the unwanted vibration and enhances the superior sound quality of high-performance line contact styli.
Provides a beautiful mid-high range Shibata-signature sound and strong mid-range volume.
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20 – 27,000Hz|
|Channel Separation||30dB (1kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23˚|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)|
|Stylus Construction||Nude Square Shank|
|Recommended Load Impedance||47,000Ω|
|Coil Impedance||2,700Ω (1kHz)|
|Output Voltage||4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Output Channel Balance||1.0dB (1kHz)|
|Cantilever||Aluminium Tapered Pipe|
|Static Compliance||40 x 10-6 cm/dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)|
|Dimensions||17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm|
|Accessories Included||Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2, Washer ×2, Hexagon nut ×2, Non-magnetic screwdriver ×1, Brush ×1, Lead wire set ×1|
|Recommended Load Capacitance||100 – 200pF|
|Stylus Size||0.26 x 2.7 mil|