Since SP records have monaural modulation, when combining an SP stylus with a stereo body, such as the AT-VM95SP, it is recommended to use the “MONO ON” function “ of your standard Stereo Phono Preamplifier to minimize record surface noise.
AT-VM95SP, as stereo cartridge for SP mono records, when used with a dedicated archiving phono preamplifierequalizer incorporating various functions to generate a mono signal from Stereo inputs (Mono L+R, Mono L, Mono R, LR Variable Mix) allows professional archivers to minimize noise and distortion by sampling the least damage side of the grooves from an old record.
- 3mil SP stylus for reduced record surface noise
- Aluminium cantilever
- 2.7mV output voltage
- Compatible body with all VM95 Series stylus assemblies
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.
Our 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.
TypeVM Stereo Dual Magnet
Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz
Output Channel Balance1.5 dB (1 kHz)
Output Voltage2.7 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Vertical Tracking Angle23°
Vertical Tracking Force Range4.5 - 5.5g (standard 5.0g)
Stylus ShapeSP 3 mil Conical Bonded
Stylus Size3 mil
Stylus ConstructionBonded Round Shank
Coil Impedance3.3 kΩ (1 kHz)Coil Inductance550 mH (1 kHz)
DC Resistance485 Ω
Static Compliance12 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance2 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Wire Used for CoilT.P. Copper
Recommended Load Impedance47,000 Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance100-200 pF
Cartridge Weight6.1gDimensions17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm)
Accessories IncludedTwo 11 mm installation screws;
Two 8 mm installation screws;