Audio Technica's VM 510 CB MM cartridge is a classic moving magnet cartridge, both efficient and affordable.
Audio Technica VM 510 CB: Needle
Its conical stylus is precision-bonded to an aluminium cantilever.
Its tilting stylus guard embedded in the Audio Technica VM510 cartridge is very practical.
Audio Technica VM 510 CB: Motor and magnets
The motor features dual magnets that use the 'VM' technology. Instead of using one large magnet, the two magnets are arranged in a 'V'.
They are accurately positioned according to the positions of the left and right channels.
The VM design of this Audio Technica VM510 makes for better channel separation and frequency response.
Para-toroidal coils that use high purity PCOCC copper improve the efficiency of the generator and offer great linearity.
Audio Technica VM 510 CB: Body
The structure of the VM510 is designed to minimise vibrations in the cartridge housing to improve playback in terms of precision and clarity.
The connectors of this AudioTechnica cartridge are gold-plated.
Its mass, tracking force and compliance make it compatible with most turntable tonearms.
Audio Technica VM 510 CB: Listening and test review
Reproduction boasts clarity and great detail.
This Audio Technica VM 510 CB cartridge favours precision and detail.
Its conical stylus makes it fairly adaptable in regards to the record's quality.
A great competitively-priced moving magnet cartridge (MM). Franck
Frequency response: 20 Hz-20 kHz
Channel separation: 25 dB
Channel balance: 1.5 dB
Output voltage: 5. mV
Tracking force: 1.8/2.2 g
Recommended tracking force: 2 g
Tip shape: conical 0.6 mil
Compliance: 14 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Coils: para-toroidal, PCOCC conductors
Moving magnet: VM dual magnet
Load impedance: 47 kOhms
Load capacitance: 100-200 pF
Cartridge weight: 6.4 g
Height: 17.3 mm
Mount: ½ inch screw
Replacement stylus: VMN 10CB
Stylus upgrade: VMN 20EB, VMN 30 EN, VMN 40ML