Audio Technica VM510CB Dual Magnet Cartridge
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The VM510CB conical stylus cartridge is the entry-level 500 Series model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line – a line that harks back to A-T’s early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges, while also incorporating today’s advanced technology. Like all VM cartridges, the VM510CB 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 0.6 mil conical bonded stylus tracks the center of the record groove for reliable performance and excellent fidelity. Includes mounting hardware.
In the record production process a cutter head carves out the record grooves. The modulations in the groove are “analogue” mechanical equivalents of the original audio signals. To “read” these modulations, Audio-Technica developed the patented Dual Magnet design which duplicates the structure of the cutter head. 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 positions of the left and right channels in the stereo groove walls. Consequently, the VM design provides outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking. All models feature high-purity 6N-OFC (99.9999% pure oxygen free copper) wiring for maximum sonic purity and extraordinary resolution of fine musical detail.
- VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.6 mil conical stylus
- Aluminium cantilever
- Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
- Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
- Durable low resonance polymer housing