Every cartridge diamond stylus becomes worn after a period of play.
Around 500 hours for a conical stylus, 300 hours for an Elliptical stylus, 1000 hours for a Microlinear stylus, and 800 hours for a Shibata stylus.
The VM95 Series dual moving magnet cartridges can be used almost forever by replacing the interchangeable stylus. It is no longer necessary to purchase a complete cartridge when your diamond is worn out, you can simply buy the matching replacement stylus, but also enjoy the experience of upgrading your cartridge with a different stylus.
The six models of VM95 Series cartridges all use the same electromagnetic engine-body, therefore each of the six replacement styli are perfectly compatible.
Frequency Response: 20 - 25,000 Hz Channel Separation: 23 dB (1 kHz) Output Channel Balance: 1.5 dB (1 kHz) Vertical Tracking Angle: 23° Vertical Tracking Force Range: 1.8 - 2.2g (standard 2.0g) Cantilever: Aluminium Pipe Coil Impedance: 3.3 kΩ (1 kHz) Coil Inductance: 550 mH (1 kHz) DC Resistance: 485 Ω Static Compliance: 20 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz) Wire Used For Coil: T.P. Copper Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 Ω
100-200 pF (Recommended)
3.5 mV (@1 khz, 5 cm/sec)
Shibata (2.7 x 0.26 mil) - Nude Square Shank
11 mm Installation screws x2 8 mm Installation screws x2 Washers x2 Non-magnetic screwdriver x1