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Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge
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.
- Elliptical Bonded profile diamond stylus
- VM type dual magnet system
- Para-toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
- Aluminium cantilever
- Centre shield plate between stereo channels
- Durable low resonance polymer housing
|Frequency Response||20-23,000 Hz|
|Channel Separation||27 dB (1 kHz)|
|Vertical Tracking Angle||23°|
|Vertical Tracking Force||1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)|
|Stylus Construction||Bonded round shank|
|Recommended Load Impedance||47,000 ohms|
|Coil Impedance||2,700 ohms (1 kHz)|
|DC Resistance||800 ohms|
|Coil Inductance||460 mH (1 kHz)|
|Recommended load capacitance||100-200 pF|
|Output||4.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)|
|Channel Balance||1.5 dB (1 kHz)|
|Stylus Shape||0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical|
|Static Compliance||35 x 10-6 cm/dyne|
|Dynamic Compliance||8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)|
|Weight||6.4 g (0.2 oz)|
|Dimensions||17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D|
|Accessories Included||Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts|
Trusted by industry professionals
Whether it’s on the boardroom table, the stage or in the studio, Audio-Technica products are trusted time and again by industry professionals looking for reliable, lovingly developed audio products for all budgets.
It’s Audio-Technica’s commitment to innovation, customer service and meticulous design that ensure professionals turn to us to provide solutions in conferencing, houses of worship, broadcasting, live sound, recording studios and beyond.
50 Years of Devotion to music
For over 50 years Audio-Technica has worked alongside leading figures in sports and music broadcast to develop and hone a range of products that deliver on the highest level.
Audio-Technica have developed and delivered products to power the Grammys, World Cup, Super Bowl, Commonwealth Games as well as every Summer and Winter Games from Atlanta 1996 to Sochi 2014.
A Legacy in Innovation
Founded in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, Audio-Technica positioned itself immediately as a leader in the manufacture and design of innovative audio products.
Its expertise in innovation quickly spread to various new fields and led to the development of tone arms, microphones and headphones. Audio-Technica soon became a benchmark in those fields. Making history.
A self-made man and audiophile, Hidéo Matsushita was the former Director of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art. It all started in his workshop, with the hand crafting of stereo cartridges. 50 years later, Audio-Technica has become a global leader in audio innovation.
A Passion for Listening
Humility, passion, creativity and expertise in sound are the core values behind Audio-Technica’s legacy, greatly inspired by its founder - whose imprint on the company’s philosophy is still felt today.
Audio-Technica’s passion for listening evolved in the 70’s, when it started designing headphones, building upon a legacy in innovation, meticulous engineering and artistic design.
Today, Audio-Technica’s audio products have become globally synonymous with consistently high sonic performance paired with impeccable build construction and artistic design.
One Year Limited Warranty
All Audio-Technica products come with a one year warranty as standard meaning you can enjoy your product safe in the knowledge that you’re covered.
All Audio-Technica products purchased from Audio-Technica Europe are guaranteed for one year from the date of purchase to be free of defects in materials and workmanship. In the event of such defect, the product will be repaired or replaced without charge*.
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