VM95 series Elliptical stereo cartridge
The AT-VM95E, the new Audio-Technica entry model Elliptical cartridge will replace the legendary AT95E and take advantage of the developments of the AT95EX introduced in 2015. The AT-VM95E features an improved and distinctive design resulting in a more rigid low resonance housing, and two threaded inserts in the cartridge body enabling it to be mounted to the headshell or on an integral tonearm with just two screws, no nuts.
- Aluminium cantilever
- 4.0mV output voltage
- Compatible body with all VM95 Series stylus assemblies
- Replacement for AT95E and AT95EX
- 20 to 22,000Hz frequency response
VM95 Series - Styli compatibility
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.
AT-VM9E Series compatibility with the AT-XP Series DJ Cartridges
- The electromagnetic engine-body of XP-Series, is fully compatible with all replacement styli of VM95 Series and will deliver more output voltage than VM95 Series cartridge. So providing improved compatibility with phono inputs of Professional DJ Mixers.
- VM95 Series electromagnetic engine-body is also compatible with the three replacement styli of the DJ cartridge AT-XP Series, nevertheless, the electromagnetic engine-body of XP-Series, will deliver more output voltage than VM95 Series cartridge in order to provide better compatibility with phono inputs of Professional DJ Mixers.
- Note that typical tracking force when using XP Series styli is three grams as opposed to two grams for VM95 Series styli.
- The suspension design and compliance of XP-Series styli have been optimized for intensive DJ’ing, including possible manual cueing and back-cueing.
- The VM95 Series suspension design and compliances of VM95 Series have been designed for optimum audiophile reproduction.
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.
No use of nuts
VM95 Series cartridges features two M2.6 threaded inserts allowing the installation of the cartridge onto tonearm or removable headshell without the use of nuts.Each cartridge is provided with one pair of 8mm M2.6 screws, one pair of 11mm M2.6 screws and two plastic washers.
|Model ||AT-VM95E |
|Type ||VM Stereo Dual Magnet |
|Mounting ||1/2” centres |
|Frequency Response ||20 - 22,000 Hz |
|Channel Separation ||20 dB (1 kHz) |
|Output Channel Balance ||2.0 dB (1 kHz) |
|Output Voltage ||4.0 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec) |
|Vertical Tracking Angle ||23° |
|Vertical Tracking Force Range ||1.8 - 2.2g (standard 2.0 g) |
|Stylus Shape ||Elliptical |
|Stylus Size ||0.3 x 0.7 mil |
|Stylus Construction ||Bonded Round Shank |
|Cantilever ||Aluminium Pipe |
|Coil Impedance ||3.3 kΩ (1 kHz) |
|Coil Inductance ||550 mH (1 kHz) |
|DC Resistance ||485 Ω |
|Static Compliance ||17 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne |
|Dynamic Compliance ||7 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz) |
|Wire Used for Coil ||T.P. Copper |
|Recommended Load Impedance ||47,000 Ω |
|Recommended Load Capacitance ||100-200 pF |
|Cartridge Weight ||6.1g |
|Dimensions ||17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm) |
|Replacement Stylus ||AT-VMN95E |
|Accessories Included ||Two 11 mm installation screws; |
Two 8 mm installation screws;