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 - 20,000 Hz Output Channel Balance: 1.5 dB (1 kHz) Vertical Tracking Angle: 23° Vertical Tracking Force Range: 4.5 - 5.5g (standard 5.0g) Cantilever: Aluminium Pipe Coil Impedance: 3.3 kΩ (1 kHz) Coil Inductance: 550 mH (1 kHz) DC Resistance: 485 Ω Static Compliance: 12 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne Dynamic Compliance: 2 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz) Wire Used For Coil: T.P. Copper Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 Ω