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Audio Technica VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

SKU 50374
Original price £109.99 - Original price £109.99
Original price
£109.99 - £109.99
Current price £109.99

  • 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 VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

The VM520EB is a standard elliptical stylus model featuring an elliptical bonded stylus, designed to reduce tracing distortion and provide more accurate sound reproduction. This cartridge offers improved fidelity and clarity, making it ideal for vinyl enthusiasts seeking an elevated listening experience.

Internationally-Patented Dual Magnet Design

Utilising Audio-Technica's innovative Dual Magnet design, the VM520EB replicates the structure of the cutter head for exceptional performance. With two precisely positioned magnets arranged in a "V" shape, this design ensures outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response, and superb tracking, capturing the nuances of your favourite records with precision.

Para-Toroidal Generating System

The para-toroidal coils in the VM520EB cartridge enhance generating efficiency and offer superb linearity by minimising leakage of magnetic flux. Utilising laminated cores further optimises permeability, resulting in improved sonic accuracy and reduced distortion.

Centre Shield Plate for Reduced Crosstalk

Featuring a permalloy centre shield plate, the VM520EB effectively separates left and right channels, suppressing electrical crosstalk to below 40dB. This ensures clear and detailed sound reproduction, mirroring the crosstalk value found in the grooves of the record itself.

500 Series Compatibility

The VM520EB is compatible with the 500 series, featuring a standard cartridge body equipped with para-toroidal coils, a centre shield plate, and 6N-OFC coil wire, delivering exceptional performance comparable to higher-end models in the 700 series.

Elliptical Bonded Stylus

The elliptical diamond stylus of the VM520EB offers improved frequency and phase responses compared to a conical stylus, resulting in enhanced sound quality and reduced distortion. Experience accurate playback and superior performance with this high-quality cartridge from Audio Technica.

  • Aluminium Cantilever: The stylus boasts an aluminium cantilever, ensuring robustness and reliability for consistent performance.
  • Para-Toroidal Coils: Enhanced generating efficiency is achieved through the implementation of para-toroidal coils, resulting in improved signal reproduction and fidelity.
  • Centre Shield Plate: To minimise crosstalk between the left and right channels, a centre shield plate is incorporated, ensuring clear and distinct audio separation.
  • Durable Low Resonance Polymer Housing: Housed within a durable low resonance polymer casing, the stylus effectively reduces vibrations and unwanted resonance, preserving the integrity of the audio signal.

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 - 23,000Hz
Channel Separation27dB (1kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle23˚
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus ConstructionBonded Round Shank
Recommended Load Impedance47,000Ω
Coil Impedance2,700Ω (1kHz)
Output Voltage4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance1.5dB (1kHz)
Stylus ShapeElliptical Bonded
CantileverAluminium Pipe
Static Compliance35 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance8 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100Hz)
Mounting1/2” centres
Dimensions17.3 (H) x 17.0 (W) x 28.2 (L) mm
Accessories IncludedCartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2, Washer ×2, Hexagon nut ×2
Recommended Load Capacitance100 – 200pF
Replacement StylusVMN20EB
Stylus Size0.3 x 0.7 mil
TypeVM Type

  • Audio Technica VM520EB
  • Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2
  • Washer ×2
  • Hexagon nut ×2

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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