Audio Technica VM540ML/H Headshell/Cartridge Combo Kit
The VM540ML/H Headshell and Cartridge Combo Kit from Audio-Technica includes the VM540ML MicroLine dual moving magnet cartridge pre-mounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″-mount headshell. The VM540ML features dual magnets that are positioned to match left and right channels in the stereo record groove and improve channel separation, as well as extending the frequency response. Additionally, the cartridge employs a MicroLine stylus, which allows it to trace the record groove with superb accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match. The stylus’ multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records.
The lightweight AT-HS10BK is a universal 1/2″-mount headshell designed for 4-pin turntable cartridges. The die-cast aluminum body is designed to minimize vibration and provides a finger-lift at the front position to enable precise placement of the stylus onto the record. The gold-plated lead wires offer lossless signal transmission. The headshell ships with mounting hardware.
“The VM540ML MicroLine stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series 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 VM540ML 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 MicroLine stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match. The stylus’ multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records” – Audio Technica
VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine stylus
Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing
Universal 1/2″-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges