IFA 2018: Audio-Technica launches new entry-level VM95 cartridge series, featuring the next generation model of the legendary AT95E

Designing and manufacturing handcrafted phono cartridges since 1962, Audio-Technica is introducing its new VM95 series of entry-level dual moving magnet cartridges. Building on the company’s rich heritage and expertise, the six-strong VM95 range boasts the same body design to enable easy interchange and  upgrade of any AT-VMN95 stylus-type. Developed in Japan 38 years ago, this new series also features the next generation model of the critically acclaimed AT95E cartridge, cited by many as the most successful entry-level cartridge of all time.

Combining a superior analogue performance at an affordable price, the new VM95 series design also allows easy installation or interchange with threaded inserts in the cartridge body enabling it to be mounted to a headshell or integral tonearm with just two screws (no nuts or bolts).

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Introducing the VM95 dual moving magnet stereo cartridge series

AT-VM95C with Conical stylus

The series’ entry model features a 0.6 mil conical stylus and improves on its predecessors’, the AT91 and AT91R, sonic performance with a new aluminium cantilever and coil design offering an increased output voltage (4 mV).

AT-VM95E with Elliptical stylus

Replacing the legendary AT95E cartridge, the AT-VM95E arrives with an improved output level, dynamic range, frequency response, and transient response. The aluminium cantilever and 0.3 x 0.7 mil bonded elliptical stylus reproduces a superior sound experience, while the  new coil design delivers increased output voltage (4 mV) compared to the previous AT95E and AT95EX models.

AT-VM95EN with NUDE Elliptical stylus

This model is furnished with a 0.3 x 0.7 mil NUDE elliptical stylus and aluminium cantilever for enhanced sound reproduction.

AT-VM95ML with Line Contact Microlinear stylus

This model features a Microlinear diamond stylus and aluminium cantilever.

AT-VM95SH with Line Contact Shibata stylus

This model comes with a Shibata diamond stylus and aluminium cantilever.

AT-VM95SP for 78rpm SP records

Designed exclusively for SP records, with dual balance outputs, this model sports a 3 mil conical stylus and aluminium cantilever. It allows archiving specialists to use this cartridge for vertical cutting disc reproduction and to choose the signal independently from the right or left side of the groove.

Pricing and availability

AT-VM95 Series cartridges

AT-VM95C is available Autumn 2018, priced £29/€34

AT-VM95E is available Autumn 2018, priced £44/€49

AT-VM95EN is available Autumn 2018, priced £99/€119

AT-VM95ML is available Autumn 2018, priced £149/€169

AT-VM95SH is available Autumn 2018, priced £179/€199

AT-VM95SP is available Autumn 2018, priced £69/€79

 

VM95 Series Replacement Styli (compatible with any VM95 series cartridge)

AT-VMN95C is available Autumn, priced £19/€21

AT-VMN95E is available Autumn, priced £26/€29

AT-VM95EN is available Autumn, priced £89/€99

AT-VMN95ML is available Autumn, priced £129/€149

AT-VMN95SH is available Autumn, priced £159/€179

AT-VMN95SP is available Autumn, priced £55/€59

 

VM95 Series cartridges with headshell

AT-VM95C/H cartridge with HS6 headshell is available Autumn 2018, priced £54/€64

AT-VM95E/H cartridge with HS6 headshell is available Autumn 2018, priced £69/€79

AT-VM95EN/H cartridge with HS6 headshell is available Autumn 2018, priced £124/€149

AT-VM95ML/H cartridge with HS6 headshell is available Autumn 2018, priced £174/€199

AT-VM95SH/H cartridge with HS6 headshell is available Autumn 2018, priced £204/€229

AT-VM95SP/H cartridge with HS6 headshell is available Autumn 2018, priced £94/€109

To see and hear these new products please visit Audio-Technica at IFA 2018: Messe Berlin, Hall 1.2, Booth #215.

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VM95 Series Replacement Stylus