Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge

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Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge
Key Features
  • Low Distortion & High Channel Separation
  • Shibata Stylus
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Low-Resonance Housing
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The Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge features a special coil design, which delivers a powerful output level with high channel separation and low distortion for remarkable tonal quality. The cartridge can be mounted to a standard 1/2" mount and features integrated threaded inserts, allowing it to be mounted with just two screws (no nuts required).
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Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH Overview

The Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge features a special coil design, which delivers a powerful output level with high channel separation and low distortion for remarkable tonal quality. The cartridge can be mounted to a standard 1/2" mount and features integrated threaded inserts, allowing it to be mounted with just two screws (no nuts required).

The Shibata stylus has two radii, similar to an elliptical stylus, but longer and more narrow. This allows for more surface contact and effective pickup of ultra-high frequencies with less groove stress or distortion. All VM95 Series share the same body, allowing the stylus to be replaced with any of the six interchangeable AT-VMN95 replacement styli. The Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH ships with mounting hardware and a non-magnetic screwdriver.

  • VM dual magnet cartridge with 2.7 x 0.26mm Shibata stylus
  • Aluminum cantilever
  • Specially wound coils increase output voltage
  • Durable low-resonance polymer housing
  • Threaded inserts in cartridge body enable cartridge to be mounted to headshell with just two screws—no nuts or washers required
  • Compatible with any AT-VMN95 replacement stylus

Audio-Technica Consumer AT-VM95SH Specs

Frequency Response20 Hz to 25 kHz
Channel Separation23 (dB at 1 kHz)
Tracking Force1.8 to 2.2 g (2.0 g Standard)
Recommended Load Impedance47 kOhms
Output3.5 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.)
Channel Balance1.5 dB (1 kHz)
Stylus ConstructionNude Square Shank
Stylus CantileverAluminum Pipe
Mount0.5" / 1.27 cm
Replacement StylusAT-VMN95SH
ImpedanceCoil Impedance: 3.3 kOhms (1 kHz)
DC Resistance485 Ohms
Load Capacitance100 to 200 pF
Coil Inductance (Le)550 mH (1 kHz)
Vertical Tracking Angle23°
Dimensions0.7 x 0.7 x 1.1" / 17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 mm
Weight0.2 oz / 6.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.1 x 2.85 x 1.35"
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Is this cartridge fully capable of playing CD-4, ...

Is this cartridge fully capable of playing CD-4, QS, SQ, and other 4 channel quadraphonic records?
Asked by: Eric
This phono cartridge cannot be used for this type of multi-4 channel vinyl record; playback: Phono cartridges with very high frequency range were rare in the 1970s but became much more common in later years. Only through the use of an elliptical tip stylus is the cartridge able to accurately reproduce the necessary extended range. This stylus is usually marketed as a "Shibata", "Line Contact" or "Micro Ridge" type. By contrast, a standard conical or cone shape stylus has less contact area with the record groove. CD-4 playback in 4 channels also requires a specialized CD-4 demodulator. Such demodulators have not been sold commercially since the 1970s. These were often built as independent components. However, some audio receivers and or amplifiers built in the 1970s included the CD-4 demodulator as a built-in feature, along with FM radio and amplifier circuitry. The sum of the front and rear signals are combined on each wall of the record grove, then a very high frequency carrier level is applied which contains the difference signal. This signal starts at 30,000 cycles and extends up near 50,000 cycles. When played on a regular stereo, these discs sound normal (hence compatible), but to hear the quad separation, the signal must be demodulated. A typical high-performance CD-4 system would include a turntable with a CD-4 compatible phono cartridge, a CD-4 demodulator, a four-channel amplifier (or receiver), and four identical full-range loudspeakers.[4] CD-4 encoded records were also compatible with conventional two-channel stereo playback systems. In stereo mode all four channels of music can be heard over two speakers. Specialized equipment is not required for stereo playback.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-11-15
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