Featuring an elliptical stylus, the Audio Technica AT-VMN95E is a great upgrade over the AT-VMN95C model. Compared to more basic conical cartridges, the elliptical stylus on the AT-VMN95E literally gets deeper into the groove pulling out more music. Top end frequency response is improved, giving more detail and a more natural and spacious sound. By increasing the surface area contact and spreading the load, the stylus finer profile also does less damage to your precious vinyl collection.
Every cartridge diamond stylus becomes worn after a period of play. Around 500 hours for a conical stylus, 300 hours for an Elliptical stylus, 1000 hours for a Microlinear stylus, and 800 hours for a Shibata stylus.
Our VM95 Series dual moving magnet cartridges can be used almost forever by replacing the interchangeable stylus. It is no longer necessary to purchase a complete cartridge when your diamond is worn out, you can simply buy the matching replacement stylus, but also enjoy the experience of upgrading your cartridge with a different stylus.
The six models of VM95 Series cartridges all use the same electromagnetic engine-body, therefore each of the six replacement styli are perfectly compatible.