AudioTechnica AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

Model: AT-VM95E UPC: 4961310146016 Item: 172509

Product Information

This VM95 Series cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus fits half-inch mount turntables. The cartridge’s special coil design delivers a powerful output level of 4.0 mV. It also offers excellent channel separation and low distortion for outstanding tonal quality. The durable, low-resonance housing includes threaded inserts that enable the cartridge to be mounted to the headshell with just two screws – no nuts required. And since all VM95 Series share the same body, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. 

Features

  • VM95 Series dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Specially wound coils increase output voltage
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing
  • Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws – no nuts required
  • Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus
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Specifications

Specifications

  • Frequency response: 20 - 22,000Hz
  • Channel separation: 20dB at 1kHz
  • Vertical tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2g (2.0g standard)
  • Stylus construction: Bonded round shank
  • Recommended load impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Output: 4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec)
  • Channel balance: 2.0dB (1kHz)
  • Stylus shape: 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
  • Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
  • Mount: Half-inch
  • Replacement stylus: AT-VMN95E
  • Coil impedance: 3.3k ohms (1kHz)
  • DC resistance: 485 ohms
  • Load capacitance: 100 to 200pF
  • Coil inductance: 550mH (1kHz)
  • Vertical tracking angle: 23°
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 0.68" x 0.74" x 1.2"
  • Weight: 0.22 ounces

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge
  • Two 11mm installation screws
  • Two 8mm installation screws
  • Two washers

Reviews

Customer Reviews for AudioTechnica AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Great Upgrade!
I have a Technic's SL-Q2 that I bought new when I was 17.
Still Rocks and this Audio-Technica VM95E really improved some of my vintage playback.
My Older Albums play much better, upgraded from a AT-311Ep.
Slight upgrade in fidelity so far, only 12 hours in.
July 5, 2020
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
A really GREAT Cartridge - Needle combination
Hi... This Cartridge reads the TELARC 1812 Overture Cannons without any problem... INCREDIBLE !!!
(((My Ortofon 2m Blue does not)))
Congratulations Audio-Technica
April 5, 2020
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
The best value in cartridges.
I've been using my trusty old AT440MLA for many years, but it's been discontinued and the prices for replacement styli have skyrocketed since I bought it. I liked the idea of this cartridge with its interchangeable options, and as a parent of a curious child, my days of expensive hi-fi gear are over. So I rolled the dice on this cartridge, and I'm glad I did.

First, this thing is so easy to install. The captive screws should be a feature for all cartridges. Newbies to cartridge installation need not fear. The sound is absolutely incredible for how inexpensive it is. I've owned many cartridges in the several hundreds of dollars range, and I honestly don't miss them. It may not be the last word in minuscule details, but it makes any kind of music an absolute joy to listen to. It isn't overly bright or bassy, everything sounds smooth and natural. It gets out of the way of the music. Tracking is excellent for an elliptical, but obviously improvements can be made as you upgrade the stylus. Only the very longest sides give the elliptical tip any trouble at the inner grooves, but it's not egregious. I've owned more expensive MC cartridges that couldn't track this well.

All in all, I think AT hit it out of the park with this series. Their carts are always the best bang for buck, and this might be their best value yet. I think you'd have to spend a lot more money to beat it.
September 22, 2019
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Perfect AT-95E Replacement
I've had my AT-LP120 USB-BK for nearly two years; the AT-95E that came with it was a wonderful cartridge, especially after it had time to be broken in. However, once I found out that the AT-95E was discontinued, I knew that I needed to find a replacement. The AT-VM95E is the one to replace it! It tracks all of my records well; sound distortion in the inner grooves are nearly extinct; the stereo separation is improved over its predecessor. The feature that I LOVE about the AT-VM95E is the ability to change the stylus to one that you desire to have without having to replace the entire cartridge. Talk about versatility! I'll be holding onto the AT-VME 95E cartridge for as long as I can! (Later on, I'm going to upgrade the stylus from the E to the ML.)
April 3, 2019
Originally posted at
Audio Technica

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Prop 65 Warning

WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65. This product can expose you to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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