VM520EB/H

Headshell/Cartridge Combo Kit


U.S. 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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  • Overview

    The VM520EB/H combo kit includes the VM520EB elliptical bonded dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2"-mount headshell.

    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 cartridge housing

    • Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges

  • Specifications


    Frequency Response 20-23,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 27 dB (1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Bonded 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 VMN20EB



    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 (Cartridge): 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
    Weight (Cartridge): 6.4 g (0.2 oz)
    Dimensions (Cartridge & Headshell): 21.3 mm (0.8") H x 21.0 mm (0.8") W x 60.4 mm (2.4") D
    Weight (Cartridge & Headshell): 16.8 g (0.6 oz)
    Accessories Included: Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts



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    • Q:

      I recently purchased this VM520EB/H Headshell/Cartridge Combo kit and I am very pleased with the sound. If per chance I ever decide to upgrade the stylus that came with this kit, are there other Audio Technica styli that will fit on the VM520EB cartridge? For example, will a VMN30EN replacement stylus, an ATN12Eb replacement stylus, or a VMN40ML replacement stylus fit the VM520EB cartridge and possibly improve the sound even more?
      Asked on 2/18/2018 by Steve from Los Angeles, CA

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, any of the VM styli will work.

        Answered on 2/22/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Will the VM520EB/H work in the AudioTechnica AT-LP3 turntable?
      Asked on 2/8/2018 by Dan from San Antonio,Tx.

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. No unfortunately the VM520EB/H will not be compatible with the AT-LP3 because the AT-LP3 tonearm is straight and must use the angled headshell AT-HS3. The VM520EB/H and our other models that are pre-mounted onto a straight headshell such as the AT-HS10BK are to be used on J-shaped or S-shaped tonearms found on our AT-LP120-USB, AT-LP5, or AT-LP1240-USB turntables. The cartridge VM520EB by itself however is compatible with the headshell/tonearm on the AT-LP3.

        Answered on 2/12/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      will this fit on a teac tn300?
      Asked on 4/18/2017 by matthew from WISCONSIN

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thanks for you inquiry. Unfortunately the VM520EB/H headshell is not compatible with the tonearm, it requires an angled headshell, however the cartridge is compatible with original headshell.
        So the VM520EB cartridge will work with your turntable, but not with the headshell that comes with this cartridge.

        Answered on 4/20/2017 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      will this cartridge fit my AT-LP-120 USB turntable
      Asked on 3/21/2017 by David from Canada

      1 answer

      • CUSTOMER CARE

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the VM520EB/H is compatible with the LP120-USB.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
    • Q:

      How can I purchase this product? It seems I cannot purchase this off the website.
      Asked on 1/13/2017 by Wayne

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. These will not be available until possibly March.

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