Audio Technica VM540ML

Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge with MicroLine™ stylus
Availability: In stock
Manufacturer: Audio Technica
£235.00

Standard model with a MicroLine® stylus. Distortion is low even on the inner circumference of a record because the curvature radius of the stylus tip does not alter even if the stylus becomes worn.

  • Aluminium tapered cantilever
  • Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Centre shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low resonance polymer housing

Instead of using a single, large magnet, the two magnets are arranged in the shape of a "V". The two magnets are positioned precisely to match the positions of the left and right channels in the stereo groove walls. Consequently, the VM design ensures outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking.

Para-toroidal generating system

Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency and offers superb linearity, since leakage of magnetic flux in this continuous and unitised magnetic circuit is low. Permeability of the cores is also optimised through the use of laminated cores.

Centre shield plate reduces crosstalk

A permalloy centre shield plate enables the effective separation of left and right channels, suppressing electrical crosstalk to below 40dB. This is similar to the actual crosstalk value found in the grooves of the record itself.

Type VM Type
Mounting 1/2” centres
Frequency Response 20 - 27,000Hz
Channel Separation 28dB (1kHz)
Output Channel Balance 1.0dB (1kHz)
Output Voltage 4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23˚
Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 – 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus Shape MicroLine®
Stylus Size 0.12 x 2.2 mil
Stylus Construction Nude Square Shank
Cantilever Aluminium Tapered Pipe
Coil Impedance 2,700Ω (1kHz)
Static Compliance 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
Recommended Load Impedance 47,000Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance 100 – 200pF
Weight 6.4g
Dimensions 17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm
Replacement Stylus VMN40ML
Accessories Included Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2, Washer ×2, Hexagon nut ×2, Non-magnetic screwdriver ×1, Brush ×1, Lead wire set ×1