VM530EN

Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

MSRP* US$179.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    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.



  • Features

    • VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude stylus

    • Aluminum cantilever

    • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency

    • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk

    • Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing

  • Specifications


    Frequency Response 20-25,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 27 dB (1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Nude round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    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
    Cantilever Aluminum pipe
    Mount Half-inch
    Replacement Stylus VMN30EN



    Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
    DC Resistance: 800 ohms
    Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
    Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
    Static Compliance:35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
    Dynamic Compliance: 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
    Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
    Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
    Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz)
    Accessories Included: Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush



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    • Q:

      hi, will this work with a pro-ject debut carbon DC?
      Asked on 8/21/2017 by nancy the newb from undisclosed

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Your turntable has a low mass tonearm. An optimal cartridge would be a high compliance cartridge. The VM530EN is a medium compliant cartridge, but should be ok.

        Answered on 9/28/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      I have a 30+ year old Denon turntable with an AT120E cartridge. Is the VM530EN a compatible replacement? I see the ATN120EB stylus priced at $120, and for the price difference I would rather replace the cartridge. Thanks
      Asked on 8/20/2017 by Timothy Tuggmutton from Lafayette, IN

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, the comparable model with be the VM530EN.

        Answered on 8/21/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Just replaced an AT100e with a VM530EN and it sounds very good, but would like to know how long it will take to break in and what, if any, characteristics will change.
      Asked on 6/20/2017 by Louis from TN

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        All AT hardware are setup to not require any "break in period" and is ready to use out of the box.

        Answered on 6/21/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Since I can't find any info on the AT120E, can someone tell me what the tracking force is?
      Asked on 6/3/2017 by Hattrick from TX

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The recommended tracking force is 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)

        Answered on 6/5/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Will this cartridge works/matches well with the AT LP1240-USB turntable?
      Asked on 2/9/2017 by PAULO from United States

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this will work fine.

        Answered on 2/16/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      will this work with a Dick Smith: AE 2836 turntable?
      Asked on 1/11/2017 by pork and beats from manila, philippines

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. I can find no information online for your turntable.

        Answered on 1/24/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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