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Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

U.S. One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    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.

  • Features

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

    • Aluminum cantilever

    • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency

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

    • Durable low-resonance polymer housing

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-23,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 27 dB (1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Angle23°
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Bonded round shank
    Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 ohms
    Coil Impedance2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
    DC Resistance800 ohms
    Coil Inductance460 mH (1 kHz)
    Recommended load capacitance100-200 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
    Cantilever Aluminum pipe
    Static Compliance35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
    Dynamic Compliance8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
    Mount Half-inch
    Weight6.4 g (0.2 oz)
    Dimensions17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
    Replacement Stylus VMN20EB
    Accessories IncludedFour cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts

  • Reviews

    Great Quality


    Great quality. Looks and sounds awesome. I'm completely satisfied with my purchase.

    Urbanna, VA


    Nice cartridge for the price


    I have a vintage Pioneer turntable so I didn't want to spend on a cartridge more than what the turntable is worth. The turntable came with an original Pioneer MC5 cartridge, but knowing that it is hard to find a stylus replacement, I decide to replace the cartridge. I tried first the AT 95E, I wasn't impressed, the pioneer cartridge sound was more clear and balanced. A friend let me tried his Shure M97xe, I wasn't impressed either. Then, I decided to go for the VM 520EB. What a difference, the clarity and balance of sound was impressive. Great cartridge for the value.

    Winter Haven


    Too much high end emphasis


    Too much emphasis on the mid to high frequencies compared to my other phono pickups (Grado & Shure). Should have returned it but outside the 30 day window for returns. Not at good match for my at-lp120usb or SL-1500MK2. Purchase through Amazon head shell & cartridge combo. BTW, have lower the treble way down to be listenable

    Sykesville MD


    VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

    4.0 3


  • Q & A

    I am using Teac TN300 and AT95E Cart. Can I just buy replacement stylus WMN20EB to replace my current stylus ATN95E for upgrade or I need to buy WN520EB as whole Cart set? Pls advice.


    You may contact Audio-Technica Hong Kong for further assistance.


    Hello, i have AT-LP3 tt. Will this work with my turntable? And where can i buy one in Indonesia? Thank You


    You may contact Audio-Technica Indonesia for further assistance.


    How do I replace stylus on VM520EB cartridge?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please watch the video at the below link for complete instructions for removing and replacing the stylus on the AT95e. The process is similar with the VM series.


    How do you replace the stylus of a VMS 520 EB cartridge ?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Audio Solutions Team at 330-686-2600 ext. 5000. They would be happy to help you.


    Will item work with RT81 Flurance turntable


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it will.


    I have Teac tn300 TT.Currently using AT95E.Want to upgrade.Are both the AT 100E and VM520 compatible and which one is recommended?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Either will work, but the VM520EB is the replacement for the AT100E.


    Hi, I'm at100e user and i`m realy setisfy. when it comes time to change, i thinking to go with VM520EB. Is it necessary to change all part, cartrige and needle, or change only VMN-20EB? Thanks


    You may change just the actual stylus with the replacement VMN20EB.


    Does needle come with new cartridge


    Yes a stylus is included with the cartridge.


    Hello, I would like to know the weight of the VM520EB phonograph cartridge. I would be using it with a 2000 Technics SL-1200M3D. Have a great day.


    The VM520EB is 6.4 g (0.2 oz)