Audio-Technica VM540ML/H
Audio-Technica VM540ML/H
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Audio-Technica VM540ML/H


Audio-Technica VM540ML/H

The VM540ML/H combo kit includes the VM540ML MicroLine dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″-mount headshell.

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.



Frequency Response

20-27,000 Hz

Channel Separation

28 dB (1 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Force

1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)

Stylus Construction

Nude square shank

Recommended Load Impedance

47,000 ohms


4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)

Channel Balance

1.0 dB (1 kHz)

Stylus Shape

2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine®


Aluminum tapered pipe



Replacement Stylus


Coil Impedance

2,700 ohms (1 kHz)

DC Resistance

800 ohms

Load Capacitance

100-200 pF

Coil Inductance

460 mH (1 kHz)

Static Compliance

40 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Dynamic Compliance

10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)

Vertical Tracking Angle


Dimensions (Cartridge)

17.3 mm H x 17.0 mm W x 28.2 mm D

Weight (Cartridge)

6.4 g

Dimensions (Cartridge & Headshell)

21.3 mm H x 21.0 mm W x 60.4 mm D

Weight (Cartridge & Headshell)

16.8 g


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