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Audio-Technica VM740ML

Dual moving magnet phono cartridge with MicroLine® stylus

Item # 057VM740ML

This cartridge features an advanced MicroLine™ stylus in a lightweight, durable aluminum alloy housing.

This cartridge features an advanced MicroLine™ stylus in a lightweight, durable aluminum alloy housing.

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Item # 057VM740ML

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About the Audio-Technica VM740ML

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What makes one stylus better than another? The shape and mounting of the stylus — the tiny diamond that traces the grooves of the record — is where small changes make a big difference in sound quality. The Audio-Technica VM740ML phono cartridge features an advanced 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine stylus in a durable aluminum alloy housing. It gets deep into the cut and reproduces the smallest details of the music. When you're talking about the warm, natural sound of great vinyl, that small difference can mean everything.

Product highlights:

  • dual moving magnet design for excellent stereo separation
  • center shield plate between left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • durable, low-resonance die-cast aluminum alloy housing
  • 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine stylus traces grooves extremely accurately
    • multilevel shape reduces wear on records
  • all-metal cantilever
  • frequency response 20-27,000 Hz
  • output voltage: 4.0 mV
  • stereo separation: 28 dB
  • channel balance: 1.0 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: 8 grams
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # VM740ML

What's in the box:

  • Dual moving magnet stereo phono cartridge
  • 4 Lead wires
  • 2 Long screws
  • 2 Short screws
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Washers
  • Brush
  • Non-magnetic screwdriver
  • User Manual
  • Disposal Note

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Features

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge: The VM740ML MicroLine stylus cartridge is a premier 700 Series model in Audio-Technica's new VM cartridge line. Like all VM cartridges, the VM740ML 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 MicroLine stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can't match. The stylus's multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records.

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with with MicroLine stylus
  • Aluminum tapered cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Die-cast aluminum alloy housing reduces vibration and adds a natural electrical shield
Note: Mounting hardware is included, along with a brush & non-magnetic screwdriver.

Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20-27,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude square shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Output: 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance: 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine
  • Cantilever: Aluminum tapered pipe
  • Mount: 1/2"
  • Replacement Stylus: Part # VMN40ML
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800 ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°

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

Weight: 8 g (0.3 oz)

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Will this stylus/cart work with a Realistic LAB-400?
[ Rob21  Aug 03, 2022 ]
1 answer
A
This Audio-Technica VM740ML would be an excellent choice for your vintage deck Rob, but it will not directly attach to the original Realistic headshell sadly. You'll need to also grab this Audio-Technica AT-HS1 universal headshell in the link below. This will ease the physical installation of the new cart, and it will allow you to direct connect to what I refer to as the "standard" style tone arm with the removeable headshell on your Realistic. You'll of course have to re-set your tracking weight. This premium cart will breath new life into your LAB-400! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_057HS1/Audio-Technica-AT-HS1.html
[ T  Aug 04, 2022 ]  Staff
Q
Are you able to sell this item pre-installed on a headshell--specifically, the Audio-Technica AT-HS10BK?
[ Shaun  Nov 10, 2021 ]
1 answer
A
We do not offer this cartridge pre-installed onto a headshell.
[ Paul  Nov 10, 2021 ]  Staff
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Where is this cartridge made?
[ Anthony  Mar 13, 2020 ]
1 answer
A
It is made in Japan.
[ Cosmo  Mar 29, 2020 ]  Staff
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Does this come with the cartridge and stylus?
[ Denis  Oct 15, 2019 ]
3 answers
A
Yes, it comes with both.
[ Mark  Oct 27, 2019 ]
A
Yes it does
[ Graham  Oct 22, 2019 ]
A
Yes
[ Gary  Oct 22, 2019 ]
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DOES AUDIO TECHNICA HAVE A 78 STYLUS AVAILABLE FOR THE VM540 OR VM740?
[ Paul  Jan 12, 2019 ]
1 answer
A
They do not offer a specific 78RPM stylus for these cartridges, no.
[ Ryan  Jan 16, 2019 ]  Staff
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