Stereo pickup, elliptical
VM95 Series – Pickup Compatibility Chart
Even the best diamond needle wears out after some time – conical needles after about 500 hours, elliptical after 300 hours, microlinear needles after 1000 hours, and Shibata needles after about 800 hours.
For this reason, we designed our VM95 series dual-moving-magnet cartridges so that the scanning needles can be interchanged and the cartridge itself can be used almost indefinitely. So if the scanning needle is worn out, you don’t need to buy a new cartridge, just the right replacement scanning needle – or you can upgrade your system with another, higher-quality scanning needle.
All six VM95 cartridge models have the same electromagnetic drive unit (cabinet). Therefore, the six scanning needles of this series are also 100% compatible.
Elliptical set needle
An elliptical diamond needle follows the deflections of the record groove with greater precision compared to a conical needle, allowing for better frequency response with higher phase fidelity and lower distortion.
Mounting without nuts
VM95 series cartridges have two M2.6 threaded inserts that allow installation on the tonearm or (replaceable) headshell without nuts. Each pickup comes with four M2.6 screws (2 x 8 mm and 2 x 11 mm) and two plastic washers.