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Audio-Technica VM530EN

Dual moving magnet phono cartridge

Item # 057VM530EN

It has less overall mass, and more accurate frequency reproduction. The upshot? It just sounds better.

It has less overall mass, and more accurate frequency reproduction. The upshot? It just sounds better.

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Item # 057VM530EN

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$179.99

About the Audio-Technica VM530EN

Give your old turntable a shot in the tonearm

With a phono cartridge, the tiniest detail can make a huge difference in how you enjoy your records. The Audio-Technica VM530EN, for instance, features a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus, which means that the carefully-shaped diamond that reads the grooves has no metal shank holding it in place. That means less overall mass, and more accurate frequency reproduction. The upshot? It just sounds better.

Product highlights:

  • dual moving-magnet design for excellent stereo separation
  • center shield plate between left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing
  • 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus
  • all-metal cantilever
  • frequency response 20-25,000 Hz
  • output voltage: 4.5 mV
  • stereo separation: 27 dB
  • channel balance: 1.5 dB
  • tracking force range: 1.8-2.2 grams
  • recommended tracking force: 2.0 grams
  • load impedance: 47k ohms
  • 3/4"W x 3/4"H x 1-1/8"D
  • cartridge weight: 6.4 grams
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # VM530EN

What's in the box:

  • Dual moving magnet stereo phono cartridge
  • 2 Long screws
  • 2 Short screws
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Washers
  • User Manual
  • Disposal Note

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Features

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge: The VM530EN is a top-end elliptical stylus cartridge in Audio-Technica's new VM cartridge line. Like all VM cartridges, the VM530EN is equipped with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove for outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge's lightweight 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus reduces the execution mass of the vibration system, enabling fuller frequency reproduction and less tracking distortion than a bonded stylus.

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing
Note: Mounting hardware is included.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20-25,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 27 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude round shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Output: 4.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance: 1.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 0.3 x 0.7 mil eliptical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
  • Mount: 1/2"
  • Replacement Stylus: Part # VMN30EN
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800 ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°

Dimensions: 0.75" (w) x 0.75" (h) x 1.125" (d)

Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz)

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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It was recommended by Aaron. He was very helpful. [ Jonathan  Sep 08, 2018 ]

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Which turntables are compatible with this cartridge?
[ sidamo  Jul 22, 2019 ]
2 answers
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my advice is call crutchfield and they can answer this question. you might want to checknout the sumiko cartridges they carry. excellent cartridges with great value for the money! check `em out! take care, william
[ WILLIAM  Jul 22, 2019 ]
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Virtually any turntable that can track between one and three (or more) grams. It is a universal cartridge. If your amp/receiver does not have a phono input, get a turntable with a phono preamplifier built in (there are many) and run the turntable to any line input such as "aux". This cartridge has a very good high frequency response.
[ ANDY  Jul 22, 2019 ]

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