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VM95 Series
Cartridges

What's VM?

VM refers to our Vertical Dual Magnet phono cartridge. Unlike conventional cartridges, the VM cartridges use the 90° V-Shape of the cutter head. The standard cutter head (used to record the vinyl master) uses two transducer coils, mounted perpendicular to each other at 45° from horizontal, to cut the channel: one in each wall of the 90° record groove. This way, the cartridge achieves accurate tracking, excellent channel separation, high definition of the stereo image and extreme clarity over the entire audio spectrum.

Original AT95E

A legacy of affordable audio

For nearly 40 years, the 90 Series set the standard for affordable high-performance cartridges. The AT95E has been acclaimed by reviewers and listeners worldwide as the finest entry-level phono cartridge ever produced. Building on the company's more than 50 years of phono cartridge design expertise, the new VM95 Series offers vinyl enthusiasts an affordable way to enjoy high-quality record playback.

Interchangeable styli options

All VM95 models have removable styli and the same body design, enabling vinyl enthusiasts to interchange and upgrade any VM95 cartridge with any VM95 stylus type.

Universally compatible
and easy to install

For use with any turntable headshell that accepts 1/2" cartridges. Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws - no nuts required.

Bonded Stylus Models

Bonded Stylus Models

In a bonded (or jointed) stylus, a diamond tip is glued on a metal shank that is itself glued into the hole of the cantilever. This type of stylus is generally less expensive to produce, but provides an excellent option for the casual listener.

AT-VM95C
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Conical Bonded Stylus
AT-VMN95C
AT-VM95C Replacement stylus
AT-VM95C/H
Headshell/Cartridge Kit (AT-VM95C premounted to AT-HS6BK Headshell)
AT-VM95E
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Elliptical Bonded Stylus
AT-VMN95E
AT-VM95E Replacement stylus
AT-VM95E/H
Headshell/Cartridge Kit (AT-VM95E premounted to AT-HS6BK Headshell)
AT-VM95SP
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Conical Bonded Stylus
AT-VMN95SP
AT-VM95SP Replacement stylus
AT-VM95SP/H
Headshell/Cartridge Kit (AT-VM95SP premounted to AT-HS6BK Headshell)
$109.00
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Nude Stylus Models

Nude Stylus Models

Nude styli, shaped from whole diamonds, are more costly than bonded styli. But because of their lower mass, nude styli track more accurately. Also, since our nude styli are grain-oriented, with their longest-wearing faces touching the record surface, they last longer.

AT-VM95EN
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Elliptical Nude Stylus
AT-VMN95EN
AT-VM95EN Replacement stylus
$119.00
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AT-VM95EN/H
Headshell/Cartridge Kit (AT-VM95EN premounted to AT-HS6BK Headshell)
$149.00
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AT-VM95ML
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Microlinear Nude Stylus
$169.00
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AT-VMN95ML
AT-VM95ML Replacement stylus
$169.00
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AT-VM95ML/H
Headshell/Cartridge Kit (AT-VM95ML premounted to AT-HS6BK Headshell)
$199.00
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AT-VM95SH
Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Shibata Nude Stylus
$199.00
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AT-VMN95SH
AT-VM95SH Replacement stylus
$199.00
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AT-VM95SH/H
Headshell/Cartridge Kit (AT-VM95SH premounted to AT-HS6BK Headshell)
$229.00
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High-fidelity heritage

In 1962 our founder, Hideo Matsushita, had a vision to deliver high-quality audio reproduction at an affordable price so that many people could simply enjoy good sound. By building upon our over 50 years of analogue heritage, the VM95 Series establishes a new standard in affordable/high-quality cartridges.