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Audio Technica VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

SKU 50371
Original price £229.99 - Original price £229.99
Original price
£229.99 - £229.99
Current price £229.99

  • 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 VM540ML Dual Moving Magnet Stereo Cartridge

The VM540ML is a standard model featuring a Microlinear stylus, renowned for its low distortion even on the inner circumference of a record. The consistent curvature radius of the stylus tip ensures that distortion remains minimal, providing high-fidelity sound reproduction throughout the lifespan of the cartridge.

Internationally Patented Dual Magnet Design

Audio Technica's internationally patented Dual Magnet design is integrated into the VM540ML cartridge, faithfully replicating the structure of the cutter head. By arranging two magnets in a "V" shape rather than using a single large magnet, this design ensures precise positioning to match the left and right channels in the stereo groove walls. As a result, the VM design delivers exceptional channel separation, extended frequency response, and superb tracking, preserving the nuances of your vinyl records with accuracy.

Para-Toroidal Generating System

The VM540ML cartridge utilises para-toroidal coils to enhance generating efficiency and ensure superb linearity. With minimal leakage of magnetic flux in this continuous and unitised magnetic circuit, distortion is kept low, and sonic accuracy is maintained. The use of laminated cores further optimises permeability, contributing to the cartridge's outstanding performance.

Centre Shield Plate for Reduced Crosstalk

Featuring a permalloy centre shield plate, the VM540ML 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 VM540ML 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 consistent with other cartridges in the series.

Microlinear Stylus

The Microlinear profile diamond stylus of the VM540ML offers high-frequency response with minimal wear and distortion compared to elliptical or conventional linear contact styli. Enjoy accurate playback and superior sound quality with this high-performance cartridge from Audio Technica.

  • Aluminium Tapered Cantilever: The stylus features an aluminium tapered cantilever, combining durability with precise tracking for optimal performance.
  • Para-Toroidal Coils: Enhanced generating efficiency is achieved through para-toroidal coils, ensuring accurate signal generation and fidelity.
  • Centre Shield Plate: Positioned between the left and right channels, the centre shield plate reduces crosstalk, resulting in clear and distinct audio reproduction.
  • Durable Low Resonance Polymer Housing: Housed within a durable low resonance polymer casing, the stylus minimises vibrations and resonance, preserving the integrity of the sound quality.

Cartridge & Stylus
Frequency Response20 - 27,000Hz
Channel Separation28dB (1kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle23˚
Vertical Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2g (2.0g standard)
Stylus ConstructionNude Square Shank
Recommended Load Impedance47,000Ω
Coil Impedance2,700Ω (1kHz)
Output Voltage4.0mV (1kHz, 5cm/sec.)
Output Channel Balance1.0dB (1kHz)
Stylus ShapeMicrolinear
CantileverAluminium Tapered Pipe
Static Compliance40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Dynamic Compliance10 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, Non-magnetic screwdriver ×1, Brush ×1, Lead wire set ×1
Recommended Load Capacitance100 – 200pF
Replacement StylusVMN40ML
Stylus Size0.12 x 2.2 mil
TypeVM Type

  • Audio Technica VM540ML
  • Cartridge installation screws 5mm ×2 and 10mm ×2
  • Washer ×2
  • Hexagon nut ×2
  • Non-magnetic screwdriver ×1
  • Brush ×1
  • Lead wire set ×1

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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