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Audio-Technica VM760SLC

Dual moving magnet phono cartridge with special line contact stylus

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Overview

Our take on the Audio-Technica VM760SLC

Playing great records with a standard, low-cost cartridge is like using a blunt object to do microsurgery — you need a very fine stylus to pull all of the information out of a record groove, and to avoid degrading both the stylus and the record over time.

Out-of-this-world fidelity and frequency response

Playing great records with a standard, low-cost cartridge is like using a blunt object to do microsurgery — you need a very fine stylus to pull all of the information out of a record groove, and to avoid degrading both the stylus and the record over time.

The Audio-Technica VM760SLC features a superb 1.5 x 0.28 mil special line contact diamond stylus that even Goldilocks would love — it sits in the groove "just right," so it can read all of the nuanced information contained within. That means high fidelity, and incredible frequency response from 20-30,000 Hz. If you want to get the most out of your valuable records over the long haul, it's an excellent choice.

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
  • 1.5 x 0.28 mil special line contact diamond stylus traces record grooves extremely accurately
    • multilevel shape reduces wear on records
  • tapered all-metal cantilever
  • frequency response 20-30,000 Hz
  • output voltage: 4.0 mV
  • stereo separation: 30 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

I purchased the Audio-Technica VM760SLC for my Dual 1219 to obtain a different sound from my Shure V15 Type III HE. The sound is terrific, brighter than the V15 which is great for certain music.

Anonymous, Atlanta, GA

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
Reviews

Audio-Technica VM760SLC Reviews

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Audio-Technica VM760SLC

Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 9/6/2017

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I purchased the Audio-Technica VM760SLC for my Dual 1219 to obtain a different sound from my Shure V15 Type III HE. The sound is terrific, brighter than the V15 which is great for certain music.

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Excellent sound

PJ from San Antonio, TX on 6/27/2017

I was hesitant to purchase due to cost and had buyers remorse as soon as I submitted my order. I even told myself that I was going to return it after I received it because I was positive I would not notice an almost $400.0 cost difference compared to my AT150MLX but boy was I wrong. Not only did I notice the difference but I almost immediately disowned all my other cartridges. Its like the AT440MLA had a baby with the AT120E and that baby married the AT150MLX thus giving birth to the VM760SLC. Extremely wide sound stage, well defined mids, crisp clear highs (not bright at all), deep will pronounced bass. I've thrown everything at this cartridge from hard rock, heavy metal, hip hop, dance, acoustic, jazz, classical, new to thrift store bought, looking for a flaw but have yet to find one. If you're interested in this cartridge but un sure. I highly recommend buying it. You won't be disappointed.

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Features

Dual Moving Magnet Mono Phono Cartridge: The VM760SLC special line contact stylus cartridge is the flagship model in Audio-Technica's new VM cartridge line. Like all VM cartridges, the VM760SLC 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 ultra-lightweight special line contact stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy and minimum abrasion, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction, low distortion and low record wear.

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with special line contact 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: 20-30,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 30 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude rectangular 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: 1.5 x 0.28 mil special line contact
  • Cantilever: Aluminum tapered pipe
  • Mount: 1/2"
  • Replacement Stylus: Part # VMN60SLC
  • 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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To replace a Shure V15 Type III in my 45 Year Old Dual 1219.[ RICHARD S  Aug 24, 2017 ]

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