Audio-Technica VM540ML Dual MM Moving Magnet Cartridge


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The VM540ML MicroLine stylus cartridge is the premier 500
Series model 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 VM540ML 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 MicroLine® stylus
allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in
nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t
match. The stylus’s multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while
reducing the wear on your records. Includes mounting hardware. 

  • VM
    dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine® 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

20-27,000 Hz

Channel Separation

28 dB (1 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Force

1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)

Stylus Construction

Nude square shank

Recommended Load Impedance

47,000 ohms


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

Channel Balance

1.0 dB (1 kHz)

Stylus Shape

2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine®


Aluminum tapered 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: 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne 
Dynamic Compliance: 10 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, lead
wire set

Additional information

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