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.
The benefit of conical styli, even if the cartridge is “lean
|Cartridge & Stylus|
|Frequency Response||20 – 20,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||18 dB (1 kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23°|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)|
|Stylus Construction||Bonded Round 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||4.0 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)|
|Output Channel Balance||2.5 dB (1 kHz)|
|Static Compliance||17 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||6.5 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||0.6 mil|
|Type||VM Stereo Dual Magnet|
|Wire Used for Coil||T.P. Copper|