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Audio Technica AT-VM95SP 78RPM SP Stereo Cartridge

SKU 63482
Original price £79.99 - Original price £79.99
Original price
£79.99 - £79.99
Current price £79.99

  • Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

    Free & Next-Day Delivery Available

  • Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

    Hassle-Free Returns Within 30 Days

  • 1 Year Warranty

    1 Year Warranty for Peaceful Ownership

Audio Technica AT-VM95SP 78RPM SP Stereo Cartridge

The AT-VM95SP is designed specifically for playing 78 RPM SP records, which typically have monaural modulation. When using the AT-VM95SP cartridge, it's recommended to activate the "MONO ON" function on your standard Stereo Phono Preamplifier. This helps to minimise record surface noise and improve playback quality.

For professional archiving purposes, the AT-VM95SP can be used with a dedicated archiving phono preamplifier or equaliser that incorporates various functions to generate a mono signal from stereo inputs. These functions may include Mono L+R, Mono L, Mono R, or LR Variable Mix. This allows archivists to minimise noise and distortion by sampling the least damaged side of the grooves from old records.

VM95 Series - Styli Compatibility: Every cartridge's diamond stylus wears out over time. Here are the approximate lifespans for each type:

  • Conical stylus: around 500 hours
  • Elliptical stylus: around 300 hours
  • Microlinear stylus: around 1000 hours
  • Shibata stylus: around 800 hours

The VM95 Series cartridges feature interchangeable styli, allowing you to replace the stylus rather than purchasing a complete cartridge when the diamond wears out. Additionally, you can enjoy the flexibility of upgrading your cartridge with different stylus types.

The AT-VM95SP, along with the other models in the VM95 Series, utilises the same electromagnetic engine-body. Therefore, all six replacement styli are perfectly compatible:

  • AT-VMN95C
  • AT-VMN95E
  • AT-VMN95EN
  • AT-VMN95ML
  • AT-VMN95SH
  • AT-VMN95SP

AT-VM9E Series Compatibility with AT-XP Series DJ Cartridges: The electromagnetic engine-body of the XP-Series DJ cartridges is fully compatible with all replacement styli of the VM95 Series. However, the XP-Series cartridge delivers more output voltage than the VM95 Series, enhancing compatibility with phono inputs of Professional DJ Mixers.

The VM95 Series suspension design and compliances are optimised for audiophile reproduction, while the XP-Series suspension design is tailored for intensive DJ use, including manual cueing and back-cueing.

Conical Bonded (3mil) Stylus: The AT-VM95SP features a conical bonded stylus with a large curvature radius of 3 mil. This stylus is suitable for playing 78 RPM records from various eras.

No Use of Nuts: VM95 Series cartridges come with two M2.6 threaded inserts, allowing easy installation onto a tonearm or removable headshell without the need for nuts. Each cartridge includes one pair of 8mm M2.6 screws, one pair of 11mm M2.6 screws, and two plastic washers.

  • 3mil SP Stylus: Equipped with a 3mil SP stylus to minimize surface noise on records, ensuring cleaner playback.
  • Aluminium Cantilever: Utilizes an aluminium cantilever for enhanced durability and accurate tracking, contributing to improved performance.
  • 2.7mV Output Voltage: Generates a strong output voltage of 2.7mV, delivering clear and powerful audio signals.
  • Compatible Body: Designed to be compatible with all VM95 Series stylus assemblies, providing versatility and ease of use.

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 - 20,000 Hz
Vertical Tracking Angle23°
Vertical Tracking Force4.5 to 5.5g (standard 5.0g)
Stylus ConstructionBonded Round Shank
Recommended Load Impedance47,000 Ω
Coil Impedance3.3 kΩ (1 kHz)
DC Resistance485 Ω
Coil Inductance550 mH (1 kHz)
Output Voltage2.7 mV (@ 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Output Channel Balance1.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus ShapeSP 3 mil Conical Bonded
CantileverAluminium Pipe
Static Compliance12 x 10–6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance2 x 10–6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Mounting1/2” centres
Cartridge Weight6.1g
Dimensions17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 (H x W x D mm)
Accessories IncludedTwo 11 mm installation screws;
Two 8 mm installation screws;
Two washers
Recommended Load Capacitance100-200 pF
Replacement StylusAT-VMN95SP
Stylus Size3 mil
TypeVM Stereo Dual Magnet
Wire Used for CoilT.P. Copper

  • Audio Technica AT-VM95SP
  • Two 11 mm installation screws;
  • Two 8 mm installation screws;
  • Two washers

Delivery is made by common carrier next working day. Delivery is FREE for orders in-stock and over £100 or £9.99 for orders less than £100 or special delivery items.

Statutory Cancellation Right

You have the statutory right to cancel your order for any reason within 14 days beginning with the day you receive the item (please see clause 2 of our Conditions of Sale for the full instructions on cancellation and further information on your right of cancellation). We only accept cancellations via phone - 0115 975 8613, email - or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Our Voluntary Returns Policy

As well as your statutory cancellation rights described above, you can return most products within 30 days of receipt of the products if the products are complete and are in an unused and undamaged condition. We only accept returns via phone - 0115 975 8613 or post - Superfi Returns, DB House, Rani Drive, Nottingham, NG5 1RF, United Kingdom.

Please note that this returns policy doesn't affect your statutory rights and therefore doesn't affect your right of cancellation as described above.

Please note that you must return each item in the same condition in which you received it. This means that new items must be returned new, unused and complete (including all accessories). Refunds for returned items that are not received in this condition, may be reduced.

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