LP Gear AT95VL phono cartridge

LP Gear AT95VL phono cartridge

"I was delighted to arrive home today and find the AT95VL had arrived. I have mounted it up and holy smokes does it sound fantastic! I am truly blown away by it."

"Overall, it's an all-round win for this little cartridge; the modestly priced upgrade pushes it forward substantially." 1

ViVid Line Contact diamond for excellent tracing accuracy
Flowing timbral accuracy, silken harmonic richness and exquisite sound quality
Diamond tip r/R radii: 6/75 µm (.0002 x .0030 inch)
Exquisitely crafted in Japan for LP GEAR®


LP Gear AT95VL phono cartridge


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"..the bass seems fractionally fuller and more impactful..the treble is a revelation, which seems softer but more finely finessed and there's a good deal more air and space to proceedings too. This has implications for the midband, bringing a better sense of focus to the stereo soundstage, and lending more depth. Overall, it's an all-round win for this little cartridge; the modestly priced upgrade pushes it forward substantially. Oh, and if you have already got an AT95E, you can upgrade it with the LP Gear ATN95SLC for a modest fee." (Footnote 2)

The LP Gear AT95VL phono cartridge elevates the sound quality achievement of the best inexpensive cartridge, the AT95E, to a new higher level of musical significance thus giving the listener abundance - more discernment, more music to enjoy and audiophile fidelity captured from the record grooves. The LP Gear AT95VL is recommended for higher quality listening and for converting records to digital when the intent is to enjoy digitized music as you would the original recording.

A proven development by LP Gear, the AT95VL AT-95VL phono cartridge is the culmination of over a year's research, development and testing of many styli from various manufacturers. We use the same exact and proven AT95E cartridge body. The critical difference is in the newly designed Nude Special Line diamond stylus carefully mounted on a thin wall alloy ubular cantilever for natural sound quality. The result - superb fidelity captured right from the record grooves.

LP Gear AT95SLC Phono Cartridge Details
- Output voltage @ 1kHz, 5cm/sec.: 3.0mV
- Channel balance: Within 2dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 20dB
- Frequency response: 20Hz-21kHz
- Load resistance: 47k ohms
- Load capacitance 100-200 pf
- Stylus type: Vivid Line Contact Diamond
- Stylus construction: Bonded
- Cantilever: Thin-wall aluminum alloy
- Tracking force range: 1.5-2.5 g
- Tracking force recommended: 2 g (20 mN)
- Vertical tracking angle: 20°
- Coil impedance @ 1kHz: 2.8k ohms
- Coil inductance @ 1kHz: 400 mH
- Color: Black/Blue
- Weight: 6.6 g
- Dimensions (mm): 30.5L × 17W × 17.20H
- Stylus replacement: LP Gear ATN95VL

Note: Details are subject to change without notice.

Upgrade Path
The AT95VL phono cartridge is upgradeable to the LP Gear AT95SLC and AT95SA phono cartridges by simply replacing its stylus with the LP Gear ATN95SLC or ATN95SA stylus.

1 David Price, "LP Gear AT95VL cartridge", HiFi Choice, June 2015. The venerable reviewer found the LP Gear AT95VL cartridge to be a significant sound quality step above the standard Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge.

2 Ibid.

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