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Audio Technica VM540ML/H Dual Magnet Cartridge + Headshell Combo Kit

Audio Technica VM540ML/H Dual Magnet Cartridge + Headshell Combo Kit

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Introducing the VM540ML/H

 Dual Magnet Cartridge + Headshell Combo Kit

The VM540ML/H combo kit includes the VM540ML MicroLine® dual moving magnet cartridge pre-mounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″-mount headshell.

The VM540ML MicroLine® stylus cartridge is the premier 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 VM540ML 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 MicroLine® stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match.

The stylus’s multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records. 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.

Product Features

  • Available as complete with headshell only
  • VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine® 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
  • Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges

Technical Specifications


½” centres

Frequency Response
20 to 27,000 Hz

Channel Separation
28 dB (1 kHz)

Output Channel Balance
1 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
Nudes Square Shank

Stylus Shape

Stylus Size
0.12 x 2.2 mil

Aluminium Tapered Pipe

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

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

Recommended Load Impedance
47,000 Ω

Recommended Load Capacitance
100 200pF

Replacement Stylus

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

  • Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2
    Washer ×2
    Hexagon nut ×2

*Information obtained from Manufacturers Website


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