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.
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.
Standard cartridge body fitted with the para-toroidal coils, centre shield plate, and 6N-OFC coil wire which is the same as 700 series.
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.
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20 – 20,000Hz|
|Channel Separation||25dB (1kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23˚|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)|
|Stylus Construction||Bonded Round Shank|
|Recommended Load Impedance||47,000Ω|
|Coil Impedance||2,700Ω (1kHz)|
|Output Voltage||5.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Output Channel Balance||1.5dB (1kHz)|
|Stylus Shape||Conical Bonded|
|Static Compliance||35 x 10-6 cm/dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||8 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|
|Recommended Load Capacitance||100 – 200pF|
|Stylus Size||0.6 mil|
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