Audio Technica AT-VM95SH Cartridge
This VM95 Series cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws, no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli.
- VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26 mil Shibata stylus
- 3.5mV output voltage
- Compatible body with all VM95 Series stylus assemblies
- 20 to 25,000Hz frequency response
The AT-VM95SH, features a Nude Shibata stylus, one of the most acclaimed stylus format by high end audiophiles. The Shibata stylus produces mid and bass sounds strong and rich in addition to offer a frequency response up to 25,000 Hz.
Mix and Match Your Styli
Every cartridge diamond stylus becomes worn after a period of play. Around 500 hours for a conical stylus, 300 hours for an Elliptical stylus, 1000 hours for a Microlinear stylus, and 800 hours for a Shibata stylus. The VM95 Series dual moving magnet cartridges can be used almost forever by replacing the interchangeable stylus. It is no longer necessary to purchase a complete cartridge when your diamond is worn out, you can simply buy the matching replacement stylus, but also enjoy the experience of upgrading your cartridge with a different stylus. The six models of VM95 Series cartridges all use the same electromagnetic engine-body, therefore each of the six replacement styli are perfectly compatible.
Provides a beautiful mid-high range Shibata-signature sound and strong mid-range volume.
- Type: VM Stereo Dual Magnet
- Frequency Response: 20 - 25,000 Hz
- Output Voltage: 3.5 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
- Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
- Vertical Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2g (standard 2.0 g)
- Stylus Shape: Shibata
- Stylus Size: 2.7 x 0.26mil
- Stylus Construction: Nude Square Shank
- Static Compliance: 20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
- Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (10 Hz)
- Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 Ω
- Recommended Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
- Cartridge Weight: 6.1g
- Dimensions: 17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm)
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