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Audio Technica VM530EN/H Dual Magnet Cartridge

Audio Technica VM530EN/H Dual Magnet Cartridge

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Audio Technica VM530EN/H

Dual Magnet Cartridge

The VM530EN/H combo kit includes the VM530EN elliptical nude dual moving magnet cartridge pre-mounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″-mount headshell.

The VM530EN is a top-end elliptical stylus cartridge 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 VM530EN 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 lightweight 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus reduces the execution mass of the vibration system, enabling fuller frequency reproduction and less tracking distortion than a bonded stylus. Includes mounting hardware..

Audio Technica's VM 530 EN MM cartridge is partly derived from the innovations and technology developed on the manufacturer's high-end models, like Audio Technica's VM 740 ML cartridge.The VM design of this AudioTechnica phono cartridge makes for better channel separation and frequency response. Para-toroidal coils with high purity PCOCC copper conductors improve the efficiency of the generator and offer great linearity. A shielding plate has been added between the two coils, hence reducing crosstalk between the channels.

Audio Technica's VM 530 EN cartridge features a high-end elliptical stylus.It is light, thus delivering a more vibrant playback and better harmonic reproduction. It is mounted embedded (not bonded) into a pure aluminium cantilever. The cartridge structure is made of a low resonance polymer. This minimises vibration for more precise and clearer playback. The connectors of this AudioTechnica VM530 are gold-plated.

This VM 530 EN has the distinctive musicality and quality of Audio Technica cartridges.Playback is vibrant and precise!  The definition is excellent with a wide frequency response across the spectrum. It favours transparency and clarity. It picks up every detail from the groove, which is unusual for a phono cartridge in this range.

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.

Product Features:

  • Available as complete with headshell only
  • VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Centre shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing

Technical Specifications


½” centres

Frequency Response
20 to 25,000 Hz

Channel Separation
27 dB (1 kHz)

Output Channel Balance
1.5 dB (1 kHz)

Output Voltage
4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

Vertical Tracking Angle
23 degrees

Vertical Tracking Force
1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)

Stylus Construction
Nude Round Shank

Stylus Shape
Elliptical Nude

Stylus Size
0.3 x 0.07 mil

Aluminium Pipe

Static Compliance
35 x 10^ (–6cm) / dyne

Dynamic Compliance
8 x 10^ (–6 cm) / dyne (100 Hz)

Recommended Load Impedance
47,000 Ω

Coil Impedance
2,700Ω (1kHz)

Cartridge Weight
16.8 g

17.3 (H) x 17 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm

1/2" Centres

1 year limited warranty

Included Accessories

  • Two 11 mm installation screws
  • Two 8 mm installation screws
  • Two washers
  • Non-magnetic screwdriver

*Information obtained from Manufacturers Website



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