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The VM520EB is part of the 500 Series 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 VM520EB 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 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus tracks the record groove with high accuracy for outstanding audio reproduction. Includes mounting hardware.





  • VM dual magnet cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing

Audio-Technica VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

  • Cartridge and Stylus


    Frequency Response: 20-23,000 Hz


    Channel Separation: 27 dB (1 kHz)  


    Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°   


    Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard) 


    Stylus Construction: Bonded round shank 


    Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms   


    Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz) 


    DC Resistance: 800 ohms 


    Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz) 


    Output Voltage: 4.5 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)


    Output Channel Balance:  1.5 dB (1 kHz)


    Stylus Shape: 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical 


    Cantilever: Aluminum pipe


    Static Compliance: 35 x 10-6 cm/dyne


    Dynamic Compliance: 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)


    Mounting: Half-inch


    Dimensions:  0.7"H x 0.7"W x 1.1"D


    Mounting Feature: Half-inch mount


    Recommend Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF


    Replacement Stylus: VMN20EB


    Stylus Size: 0.3 x 0.7 mil 

    Type: VM Type


    Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz) 


    Accessories Included: 

    Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10 mm x 2), two washers and two hexagon nuts.

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