Audio-Technica VM530EN Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge


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The VM530EN is a top-end elliptical stylus cartridge 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 VM530EN
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 lightweight 0.3 x 0.7 mil
elliptical nude stylus reduces the execution mass of the vibration system,
enabling fuller frequency reproduction and less tracking distortion than a
bonded stylus. Includes mounting hardware.

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


Frequency Response

20-25,000 Hz

Channel Separation

27 dB (1 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Force

1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)

Stylus Construction

Nude round shank

Recommended Load Impedance

47,000 ohms


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

Channel Balance

1.5 dB (1 kHz)

Stylus Shape

0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical


Aluminum pipe



Replacement Stylus


Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance: 800 ohms
Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
Static Compliance:35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance: 8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.7″) H x 17.0 mm (0.7″) W x 28.2 mm
(1.1″) D
Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz)
Accessories Included: Four cartridge installation screws (5 mm x 2, 10
mm x 2), two washers, two hexagon nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush

Additional information

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