Audio-Technica VM540ML/H MM Cartridge Headshell


Headshell/Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge Combo Kit

Standard model with a MicroLine ® stylus. Distortion is low even on the inner circumference of a record because the curvature radius of the stylus tip does not alter even if the stylus becomes worn.

The VM540ML/H combo kit includes the VM540ML MicroLine® dual moving magnet cartridge pre mounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″-mount head shell.



audio-technica VM540ML/H

Headshell – Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge Combo Kit


The VM540ML/H combo kit includes the VM540ML MicroLine® dual moving magnet cartridge pre mounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2″ mount head shell.

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.


  • Available complete with head shell
  • VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine® stylus
  • Aluminium cantilever
  • Para toroidal coils improve generating efficiency
  • Centre shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk
  • Durable low resonance polymer housing
  • Universal ½” mount head shell for 4-pin turntable cartridges


  • Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz
  • Channel Separation: 28 dB (1 kHz)
  • Channel Balance: 1.0 dB (1 kHz)
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 23°
  • Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 g (2.0 g standard)
  • Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 ohms
  • Load Capacitance: 100-200 pF
  • Coil Impedance: 2,700 ohms (1 kHz)
  • Coil Inductance: 460 mH (1 kHz)
  • DC Resistance: 800Ω
  • Static Compliance: 40 x 10-6 cm/dyne
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne (100 Hz)
  • Output Voltage: 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • Mount: Half-inch
  • Stylus Shape: 2.2 x 0.12 mil MicroLine®
  • Cantilever: Aluminium tapered pipe
  • Stylus Construction: Nude square shank
  • Dimensions – cartridge: 17.3 mm H x 17.0 mm W x 28.2 mm D
  • Weight: 6.4 g
  • Weight Cartridge + head shell: 16.8 g
  • Replacement Stylus: VMN40ML

For other examples of Audio-Technica’s MM cartridges try AT VM510CB

For an explanation of tip profiles go to Microsite

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