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Audio-Technica AT-VM95SH/H

Moving magnet phono cartridge with Shibata stylus on headshell

Item # 057VM95SHH

This stylus tracks grooves very accurately, and it's mounted in a lightweight universal headshell.

This stylus tracks grooves very accurately, and it's mounted in a lightweight universal headshell.

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About the Audio-Technica AT-VM95SH/H

A well-made cartridge in a convenient headshell

The Audio-Technica VM95SH/H pre-mounts the VM95SH cartridge in a lightweight aluminum AT-HS6BK universal headshell. The cartridge features an advanced 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus that's specially designed to accurately reproduce musical details and deliver fine frequency response. The headshell is made to fit a standard 4-pin, 1/2-inch mount for compatibility with a wide range of turntables.

Product highlights:

  • high-quality phono cartridge pre-mounted in a lightweight headshell
  • dimensions: 7/8"W x 7/8"H x 2-1/2"D
  • total weight of cartridge and headshell: 15.5 grams
  • suitable for s-shaped or curved tonearms only
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
AT-VM95SH cartridge:
  • dual moving magnet design for clear stereo imaging
  • center shield plate between left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing
  • 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus traces record grooves extremely accurately
    • multilevel shape reduces wear on records
  • frequency response 20-25,000 Hz
  • stereo separation: 23 dB
  • channel balance: 1.5 dB
  • output voltage: 3.5 mV
  • tracking force range: 1.8-2.2 grams
  • recommended tracking force: 2.0 grams
  • load impedance: 47k ohms
  • cartridge weight: 6.1 grams
AT-HS6BK headshell:
  • lightweight aluminum 1/2"-mount headshell
  • compatible with 4-pin cartridges
  • finger lift is positioned near the front of headshell to enable precise placement of stylus
  • MFR # AT-VM95SH/H

What's in the box:

  • Dual moving magnet stereo phono cartridge (pre-mounted to 1/2"-Mount headshell)
  • User Manual
  • Disposal Note

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Headshell/Cartridge Combo Kit: Audio-Technica's AT-VM95SH/H combo kit includes the AT-VM95SH dual moving magnet cartridge pre-mounted on the universal 1/2"-mount headshell that is suitable for S-shaped or J-shaped tonearms. .

Universal 1/2"-Mount Head Shell: The ultra-lightweight aluminum AT-HS6BK is a universal 1/2"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges and S-shaped or J-shaped tonearms. eaturing a lightweight aluminum die-cast body, the AT-HS6BK is designed to keep vibration to the bare minimum. TThe headshell is equipped with gold-color-coded lead wires for easy identification.

  • Universal 1/2"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges
  • Ultra-lightweight aluminum die-cast body keeps vibration to the bare minimum
  • Color-coded lead wires for easy identification

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge: The Audio-Technica AT-VM95SH cartridge with a 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws (no nuts required). Since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli.

  • VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing
  • Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws - no nuts required
  • Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus


  • Frequency Response: 20-25,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 23 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: 3.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance: 1.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata
  • Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
  • Mount: 1/2"
  • Replacement Stylus: Part # AT-VMN95SH
  • Coil Impedance: 3,300 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 485 ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Inductance: 550 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°

Dimensions (Cartridge & Shell): 0.8125" (w) x 0.8.125" (h) x 2.4375" (d)

Weight (Cartridge & Shell): 15.5 g (0.55 oz)


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