Audio Technica VM520EB/H Dual Magnet Cartridge
The VM520EB/H combo kit includes the VM520EB elliptical bonded dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″-mount headshell.
The VM520EB is part of the 500 Series 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 VM520EB 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 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tracks the record groove with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. 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.
Audio Technica's Dual Magnet VM 520EB cartridge/stylus delivers balanced frequency response, very dimensional sound quality, great build quality and excellent performance for the price. Proof of the VM520EB’s ability to deliver superb bass sound is exemplified by its superb delivery of double-bass, along with drums and percussion.The upper frequencies are pronounced but, all the while, still maintaining a smooth and enjoyable presentation.The Audio-Technica VM520EB also handles the complexity of the rhythms with aplomb. As for piano sound, the Audio-Technica VM520EB is so accurate and true-to-life that you know you’re listening to a real piano.
- Available as complete with headshell only
- VM dual-magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
- Aluminum cantilever
- Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
- Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
- Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing
- Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges