Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge

Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge

"Music-pleasure–wise, Audio-Technica's VM95C was the most satisfying cartridge in this survey. It shifted my perspective and made me reconsider what I thought I knew about phonography. 1
"Spherical/conical-tipped cartridges emphasize "musical content" with force and vigor. And simplification. By eliminating some amounts of complex low-level spatial, atmospheric, and harmonic information, conical tips seem to expose the raw, beating core of humans playing music. That's why I love them." 2

AT-VM95C dual magnet cartridge with with 0.6 mil conical stylus
Aluminum cantilever
Durable low-resonance polymer housing
Threaded inserts in cartridge body for mounting with just two screws – no nuts required
Same body and new engine compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus


Audio-Technica AT-VM95C cartridge

Code: ATVM95C

Product Info


This VM95C cartridge with 0.6 mil conical 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 and new engine, the stylus can be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli.

Audio-Technica AT-VM95C Cartridge Specifications
- Type: VM Stereo Dual Magnet
- Playback frequency range: 20 ~ 20,000 Hz
- Channel separation: 18 dB (1kHz)
- Output voltage: 4.0 mV (1kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
- Vertical tracking angle: 23°
- Stylus shape: Conical bonded
- Stylus size: 0.6 mil
- Stylus construction: Bonded round shank
- Cantilever: Aluminum pipe
- Static compliance: 17 × 10-6 cm/dyne
- Dynamic compliance: 6.5 × 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
- Wire used for coil: T.P. Copper
- Coil impedance: 3.3 kΩ (1kHz)
- DC resistance: 485 Ω
- Rec. load impedance: 100 Ω
- Rec. load capacitance: 100-200 pF
- Coil inductance: 550 μH (1kHz)
- Cartridge weight: 6.3 g
- Mounting: 2 x M2.6 threads/inserts, ½" spacing
- Replacement stylus: AT-VMN95C
- Accessories included: Two 11 mm installation screws; two 8 mm installation screws; two washers.
- Dimensions (H x W x D mm): 17.2 × 18.9 × 28.3

Notes: (1) T.P. Copper (or ETP grade copper, Electrolytic Tough Pitch cooper) is about 99.90% purity of copper and has excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. (2) Specifications subject to change without notice for improvements and design.


Footnote 1: Herb Reichert, "Gramophone Dreams #44: Audio-Technica, Goldring, LP Gear phono cartridges."
Footnote 2: Ibid.

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