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Audio Technica AT-VM95SH MM Cartridge

Audio Technica AT-VM95SH MM Cartridge

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The 'SH' (for Shibata) is the top of the tree in the Audio Technica AT-VM95 range.
Shibata styli are amongst the most costly to cut and are a diamond profile designed for exceptionally good detail retrieval and an unusually extended frequency response.
They also last very well, track well and of course sound great too!

The diamond is a Nude design - whereas lesser 'bonded' styli us a small diamond tip bonded to an intermediary shank (often made of steel) which is then attached to the cantilever, a 'Nude' model uses a much larger (and sadly much more expensive) diamond tip to dispense with the intermediary spacer. This provides much improved mechanical coupling between the diamond and the cantilever and reduces tip mass which results in all areas of the performance being improved.

Thanks to the removable stylus assembly you can fit styli from other models in the VMN95 range or even to play 78 rpm records on it (on a suitable turntable naturally).

-Frequency Response    20 - 25,000 Hz
-Channel Separation    23 dB (1 kHz)
-Vertical Tracking Angle    23°
-Vertical Tracking Force    1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)
-Stylus Construction    Nude
-Recommended Load Impedance    47,000 Ω
-Coil Impedance    3.3 kΩ (1 kHz)
-DC Resistance    485 Ω
-Coil Inductance    550 mH (1 kHz)
-Output Voltage    4.0 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
-Output Channel Balance    2.5 dB (1 kHz)
-Stylus Shape    Shibata
-Cantilever    Aluminium Pipe
-Static Compliance    20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
-Dynamic Compliance    10 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
-Cartridge Weight    6.1g
-Dimensions    17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm)
-Recommended Load Capacitance    100-200 pF
-Replacement Stylus    AT-VMN95SH
-Stylus Size    2.7 x 0.26 mil
-Wire Used for Coil    T.P. Copper
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