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Audio-Technica AT-VM95C Dual moving magnet phono cartridge

Item # 057VM95C

This budget-friendly cartridge is an able replacement for an aging or damaged cartridge.

This budget-friendly cartridge is an able replacement for an aging or damaged cartridge.

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14 questions - 24 answers

Item # 057VM95C

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About the Audio-Technica AT-VM95C

Eric A.

A budget-friendly cartridge

If your vintage turntable's cartridge is wearing out, the Audio-Technica AT-VM95C is a good replacement option. It features a bonded conical stylus that reads record grooves well, and offers good frequency response from 20-20,000 Hz.

Product highlights:

  • dual moving magnet design for excellent stereo separation
  • 0.6 mil bonded conical diamond stylus
  • aluminum cantilever
  • frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
  • stereo separation: 18 dB
  • output voltage: 4.0 mV
  • channel balance: 2.5 dB
  • tracking force range: 1.8-2.2 grams
  • load impedance: 47k ohms
  • can be used to play modern vinyl 'microgroove' 78rpm records (not recommended for older shellac recordings)
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 3/4"W x 11/16"H x 1-1/4"D
  • cartridge weight: 6.1 grams
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # AT-VM95C

What's in the box:

  • Dual moving magnet stereo phono cartridge
  • Two 11mm screws
  • Two 8mm screws
  • 2 Washers
  • User Manual
  • Disposal Note

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More details on the Audio-Technica AT-VM95C

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Features & specs

Type MM
Mounting Standard
Stylus shape Conical
Frequency response (Hz) 20-20k
Tracking grams 2.0
Stereo separation (dB) 23
Output voltage (mV) 4.0
Load Impedance (Ohms) 47,000
Load Capacitance (pF) 100-200

Product Research


Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge: The Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge with 0.6 mil conical stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge's special coil design delivers a powerful output level of 4.0 mV. It also 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 0.6 mil conical stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Specially wound coils increase output voltage
  • 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

Note: This cartridge is designed to fit turntables that feature a standard 1/2" mount. It is not compatible with P-Mount style turntables.


  • Frequency Response: 20-20000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 18 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Bonded round shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Output: 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Channel Balance: 2.5 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 0.6 mil conical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
  • Mount: 1/2"
  • Replacement Stylus: Part # AT-VMN95ML
  • Coil Impedance: 3,300 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 485 ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Inductance: 550 mH (1 kHz)
  • Static Compliance: 17 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 6.5 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°

Dimensions: 0.75" (w) x 0.6875" (h) x 1.1875" (d)

Weight: 6.1 g (0.22 oz)

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14 questions already asked

Would this work for my Pioneer pl-s30 turntable?
brendda75  Aug 17, 2023
1 answer
This depends on which type of headshell is on your Pioneer PL-S30 turntable currently, Brenda. Looking at the specifications on your turntable it was available with both standard mount cartridges like this Audio-Technica AT-VM95C and P-mount cartridges which we currently do not carry. If you have two screws holding your cartridge to your headshell mounted from the top down, this Audio-Technica will be a great choice. If you need us to confirm and have a good picture of your tonearm assembly, give us a call at 1-800-324-9695 and an Advisor would be happy to help confirm, we are always here to help!
bo  Aug 17, 2023 (Staff)
robert  Feb 23, 2023
1 answer
It appears that the SL-1700 will accept 1/2" mount cartridges such as the AT-VM95C.
zachary  Feb 24, 2023 (Staff)
Is this AT-VM95C cartridge compatible with a Technics SL-D202 turntable?
robert  Jan 29, 2023
1 answer
The AT-VM95C should work nicely with the SL-D202.
zachary  Jan 29, 2023 (Staff)
Will this Stylus work with my MCS 6700 Direct Drive Turntable?
david  Feb 06, 2022
3 answers
this CARTRIDGE will work on that turntable. Just have to mount it on the head shell.
michael  Feb 08, 2022
Probably. Fits 1/2 inch tonearms. Good basic cartridge.
matthew  Feb 06, 2022
The MCS 6700 is actually a Technics SL-1900 turntable. This Audio Technica AT-VM95C will work well with it. Frank Mufich, Mufich Audio Mckinney TX
frank  Feb 06, 2022
Wiil it Work on my technics SL2000?
patrick  May 20, 2021
2 answers
sure will. Just mount it on the head shell.
michael  Feb 08, 2022
It worked on my SL-D2 turntable. It is a matter of the 4 pins and the screws on each side of the cartridge. My guess is it will work, but if it doesn't you can return it. Crutchfield is Fantastic!!
todd  Jul 24, 2021
Will this fit a technics bd-10 ?
bill  Apr 25, 2021
2 answers
It should if BD-10 has a standard cartridge mount . I'd call Crutchfield.
michael  May 10, 2021
I specifically don't know, but look at the relative size, attachment method and the length. If it is close to what you have give it a try. It worked well on my SL20. I knew it would work because it fit the size, attachment method and wire hookup set up. You have adjustments on drag and weight so that is not the issue. Crutchfield is great at giving you input. Just use it. If it doesn't fit then return it. Mine worked great!!
todd  Apr 25, 2021
Will this work on a jvc ql-a2 turntable?
douglas  Apr 19, 2021
1 answer
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
thomas  Apr 28, 2021 (Staff)
Will this work with a Technics sl-qd33 turntable? Thank you.
ernesto  Apr 09, 2021
1 answer
Should be ok if you have an adjustable 1/2" mount headshell and 4 wire push on connectors
paul  Apr 09, 2021
Will this fit a Technics SL-B2 turntable? Thanks
william  Mar 12, 2021
2 answers
I don't see a reason why it wouldn't , you may have to do weight adjustments depending upon how you use your turntable.
ronnell  Mar 25, 2021
I have an SL-D2 and it is working so far...
todd  Mar 24, 2021
Will this fit a DUAL 1019 turntable?
todd  Mar 05, 2021
4 answers
I bought this to listen to some 78 rpm records that I have. I chose this because the stylus is large enough to not bottom out in the grooves. I'm going to install it on an Audio-Technica turntable, which is back ordered right now. It looks like a standard phono mount so I expect it would also fit a DUAL 1019 turntable. Sorry I can't give you a definite answer.
toshi  Mar 05, 2021
It looks like the same replacement that was sent for my Dual turntable. Except my turntable apparently had a defect and other issues and had to be returned. Hope this helps.
karen  Mar 05, 2021
This should work well on a Dual 1019. Not only that, it should sound great cause these ATs really match well with Duals and Thorens. The blind mounting nuts help with installation. This is an inexpensive cartridge, but its soundstage is anything but cheap and will shame many in the $100 -$200 range.
thomas george  Mar 05, 2021
Yes it has standard 1/2 " spacing and even comes with screws.
furman  Mar 05, 2021
Will this cartridge work with a Kenwood KD-41R turntable?
stu  Jan 11, 2021
1 answer
We do not have information about the mounting provided on that turntable for a cartridge. We do have advisors that you can reach by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can discuss the mount on your turntable to check.
jason  Jan 30, 2021 (Staff)
will the audio-technica At-VM95C work on an old Harmon/Kardon T25 turntable?
jay  Jan 09, 2021
2 answers
It fit into turntables with a half-inch mount or onto turntables designed to work with head-shells. We have advisors that you can reach by calling 1-800-324-9695 to discuss your Harmon/Kardon T25 turntable and check compatibility
jason  Jan 25, 2021 (Staff)
If it mounts to the head-shell with two small machine bolts it should work out, good price for a dual moving magnet cartridge, works great for my Dual 1241 turntable!
paul  Jan 22, 2021
Can this stylus be used for 78 rpm?
carl  Dec 16, 2020
2 answers
You will need a different stylus but it is available.
furman  Mar 05, 2021
It will play but you should use the stylus that is for 78 rpm for best results. The stylus for 78 rpm is considerably larger.
furman  Dec 16, 2020

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