VMN60 AUDIO-TECHNICA STYLUS FOR AUDIO-TECHNICA AT-150MLX AT150MLX CARTRIDGE
- 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Editors Choice Award The Absolute Sound March Issue 231, 241, 251, 261, 271, 281.
The Audio-Technica ATN-150MLX ATN150MLX needle stylus is the original stylus for the Audio-Technica
AT-150MLX AT150MLX phono cartridge. It was discontinued 3 years ago and superseded by the VMN60 as the flagship stylus. The ultra-lightweight special line
contact stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy and minimum abrasion, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction, low distortion and
low record wear.
Audio-Technica VM760SLC cartridge specifications
exemplary tracing of record grooves and superlative
accuracy with less wear and distortion than elliptical or
conventional linear contact styli. Its tiny, gold plated
boron cantilever provides an extremely rigid yet
lightweight platform to which the stylus is mounted. The
gold plating also acts to dampen the nano resonance that
the boron may produce. The small curving rate of the
stylus enables it to track and playback the inner part
of the record groove that other styli can hardly maintain.
Accordingly, the stylus has a much longer average playing
life. The stylus is made in Japan by a world-class
manufacturer with a reputation for crafting musically
excellent and high-quality replacement styli.
Footnote 1: Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound 2015 Editors Choice Awards: Audio-Technica AT440MLa / AT150MLX
(March 2015, Issue 251), 104. This is a synopsis of a full review
from Issue 216 that describes these cartridges as offering their own authenticity and musical rewards over the long haul.
Footnote 2: David A. Rich, Audio-Technica AT150MLX Review - The Sensible Sound
, Issue 112, May/June 2007.