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Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

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

  • Overview

    The VM760SLC special line contact stylus cartridge is the flagship model 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 VM760SLC 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 ultra-lightweight special line contact stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy and minimum abrasion, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction, low distortion and low record wear. Includes mounting hardware.

  • Features

    • VM dual magnet cartridge with special line contact stylus

    • Aluminum tapered cantilever

    • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency

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

    • Die-cast aluminum alloy housing reduces vibration and adds a natural electrical shield

  • Specifications

    Frequency Response 20-30,000 Hz
    Channel Separation 30 dB (1 kHz)
    Vertical Tracking Angle23°
    Vertical Tracking Force 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
    Stylus Construction Nude rectangular 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 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
    Channel Balance 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
    Stylus Shape 1.5 x 0.28 mil special line contact
    Cantilever Aluminum tapered pipe
    Static Compliance40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
    Dynamic Compliance10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
    Mount Half-inch
    Weight8.0 g (0.3 oz)
    Dimensions17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
    Replacement Stylus VMN60SLC
    Accessories IncludedFour cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush, lead wire set

  • Reviews

    How can it get better??


    This is a question I ask ever time I play a record with this thing. This cartridge is worth at least a couple thousand dollars in sound quality, so I feel like I stole this cart and need to turn myself in lol. There is a major realism that is in effect as the instruments are so clear and crisp, that you feel like the instruments are being played right in front of you as opposed to on a recording. And also as advertised, this SLC tip extracts every bit of info from the grooves, and I can hear little details that even my OM40 FG70 stylus hid or didn't show at all. I would venture to say that this is quite possibly the best MM cartridge that can be owned, and could very well compete with some of the best MC carts. If you doubt just how real this thing can be, get it for yourself and make sure the rest of your system is able to help this cart sing like I'd wager only it could. Get it, and have a live studio session or live concert experience in your very home!



    Excellent Cartridge


    Like PJ, noted in his review, I experienced a great deal of buyer's remorse after submitting my order for this cartridge. And I considered not opening it and returning it. I've gone through quite a cartridge journey since getting back into vinyl more than a decade ago. From MM cartridges under $100 to MC cartridges over 1K. I've gone back to MM cartridges because I've found you really need an expensive (2K or more) phono preamp to get the most out of MC cartridges. I've tried many MM cartridges and had not been terribly pleased with two of the most expensive MM cartridges I've owned 2M Black and Clearaudio Maestro V2. So, I had found a couple of MM cartridges in the $300-$400 that I was very pleased with (Ortofon MC-3 Turbo & Nagaoka MP-150). Several years ago I owned the AT150MLX and wanted to try the VM760SLC but again was buying it without hearing it and really worried about throwing away a good deal of money. I took the big leap and opened and mounted the cartridge on my tonearm and man am I gad I did. I've found a new favorite cartridge! This cartridge delivers the best virtues of a different cartridges I've owned into one cartridge! I have found that cartridge I've been looking for. With a deep, non-muddled, powerful bass and very detailed, non-colored mids and highs this cartridge is a stunner. I don't have that burning desire to keep trying different cartridges anymore. I've found what I'm looking for.

    Huntsville, AL


    Best investment I ever made. My #1cart. Highly recommend


    I was hesitant to purchase due to cost and had buyers remorse as soon as I submitted my order. I even told myself that I was going to return it after I received it because I was positive I would not notice an almost $400.0 cost difference compared to my AT150MLX but boy was I wrong. Not only did I notice the difference but I almost immediately disowned all my other cartridges. Its like the AT440MLA had a baby with the AT120E and that baby married the AT150MLX thus giving birth to the VM760SLC. Extremely wide sound stage, well defined mids, crisp clear highs (not bright at all), deep will pronounced bass. I've thrown everything at this cartridge from hard rock, heavy metal, hip hop, dance, acoustic, jazz, classical, new to thrift store bought, looking for a flaw but have yet to find one. If you're interested in this cartridge but un sure. I highly recommend buying it. You won't be disappointed.

    San Antonio, TX


    VM760SLC Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

    5.0 3


  • Q & A

    Is this cartridge compatible with the rega rp8?


    Yes, it appears the listed turntable uses a standard half inch mount and may use the VM760SLC.


    How would this stylus/cart compare to the VM540ML? I've seen it said that the ML is better than the SLC, but on one of the charts the order is SLC then ML.


    The Special Line Contact will be a "better" stylus tip. You may find additional helpful information here:


    Hi, is it compatible with AT-LP3 turntable? And second question: is it a big difference with AT91R for average audiophile ears? Thank you!


    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance.


    Is the VM760SLC more compatible with the SME 309 SPD or SME M-2-9 tonearm?


    It appears that the effective mass of both SME arms is 9.5 grams. The VM760SLC should be compatible with both.


    Hi i have a 15Sa cartridge....what is the new equivalent in terms of specifications and performance? Thank you


    Thank you for your inquiry. This cartridge had a Shibata stylus. The current VM75SH has a Shibata stylus.


    WORKS WITH THE Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB turntable???


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it will


    I've owned an AT 150mlx and "upgraded" to the At 33ev. I was/am perfectly happy with both. How does the VM760slc compare to the AT 33ev ? Thanks.


    The AT150MLx and the VM760SLC are Moving Magnet cartridges while the AT33EV is a Moving Coil. This would be like comparing apples to oranges. They will be different.


    Is this one considered to be better then the AT-150MLX that I Own? I love the sound reproduction of the 150mlx would be interested in purchasing this one of it sounds fear better than the 150MLX. THANK YOU


    Thanks for your inquiry. The VM760SLC is considered an upgrade of the AT-150MLX. If you are just looking for similar quality cartridge replacement, the VM740ML would be the best match the AT-150MLX.

    Hi. Is the special line contact stylus better than microline stylus? Is it has a smaller side radius than microline 2.5 x 75 um? Thanks.


    Thanks for you inquiry. Generally the MicroLine is better of all, it almost exactly duplicates the shape of the cutting stylus used to produce the original master disc. It fits into the groove better and can reproduce the high frequencies better.

    What is the difference between this cartridge and the AT150MLX that I own. It appears the only difference is cantilever material (tapered aluminum on this cartridge vs. gold plated boron on the AT150MLX). Are there any other differences besides that? If I were to put the replacement stylus for a VM760SLC on my AT150MLX, would that make it identical to a new VM760SLC?


    Thank you for your inquiry. This stylus would probably be a one or two step upgrade on this cartridge.