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The VM540ML MicroLine® stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line.
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FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20-27,000 Hz
CHANNEL SEPARATION
28 dB (1 kHz)
VERTICAL TRACKING ANGLE
23°
VERTICAL TRACKING FORCE
1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
STYLUS CONSTRUCTION
Nude square shank
OUTPUT
4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20-27,000 Hz
CHANNEL SEPARATION
28 dB (1 kHz)
VERTICAL TRACKING ANGLE
23°
VERTICAL TRACKING FORCE
1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
STYLUS CONSTRUCTION
Nude square shank
OUTPUT
4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

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Not only did the highs and mids sounded cleaner, the bass response was deeper!

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Audio Technica VM540ML: Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing

Taking Your Vinyl To The Next Level

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.

Audio Technica VM540ML Specifications: 

Cartridge & Stylus:

  • Frequency Response: 20-27,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude square shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800 ohms
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Output Voltage: 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Output Channel Balance: 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine®
  • Cantilever: Aluminum tapered pipe
  • Static Compliance: 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Mounting: Half-inch
  • Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
  • Accessories Included: Six cartridge installation screws (5mm x 2, 8mm x 2, and 10mm x 2), two washers, two round nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush, lead wire set
  • Mounting Feature: Half-inch mount
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Replacement Stylus: VMN40ML
  • Stylus Size: 0.12 x 2.2 mil
  • Type: VM Type
  • Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz)

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Product Description

Line Circle
The VM540ML MicroLine® stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line.
Get the Details
Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20-27,000 Hz
CHANNEL SEPARATION
28 dB (1 kHz)
VERTICAL TRACKING ANGLE
23°
VERTICAL TRACKING FORCE
1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
STYLUS CONSTRUCTION
Nude square shank
OUTPUT
4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
20-27,000 Hz
CHANNEL SEPARATION
28 dB (1 kHz)
VERTICAL TRACKING ANGLE
23°
VERTICAL TRACKING FORCE
1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
STYLUS CONSTRUCTION
Nude square shank
OUTPUT
4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
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Expert Insight

Line Circle

Not only did the highs and mids sounded cleaner, the bass response was deeper!

Expert Img
Dylan Crane
Brand Manager
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Details

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Audio Technica VM540ML: Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing

Taking Your Vinyl To The Next Level

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.

Audio Technica VM540ML Specifications: 

Cartridge & Stylus:

  • Frequency Response: 20-27,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
  • Vertical Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Stylus Construction: Nude square shank
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800 ohms
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • Output Voltage: 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Output Channel Balance: 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
  • Stylus Shape: 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine®
  • Cantilever: Aluminum tapered pipe
  • Static Compliance: 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Mounting: Half-inch
  • Dimensions: 17.3 mm (0.7") H x 17.0 mm (0.7") W x 28.2 mm (1.1") D
  • Accessories Included: Six cartridge installation screws (5mm x 2, 8mm x 2, and 10mm x 2), two washers, two round nuts, non-magnetic screwdriver, brush, lead wire set
  • Mounting Feature: Half-inch mount
  • Recommended Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Replacement Stylus: VMN40ML
  • Stylus Size: 0.12 x 2.2 mil
  • Type: VM Type
  • Weight: 6.4 g (0.2 oz)
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