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Audio-Technica AT-VM95ML Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with Microlinear Nude Stylus,red

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Direct-Drive tables (especially the SL1200 from Technics) gained their reputation from D-J applications and Disco duty. The VM95SH Shibata tip was slightly darker in its sound than the ML yet smooth and detailed up top, again with wonderful separation of instruments. It’s also my preference, but can definitely see those who prefer a more subtle approach enjoying file 2 which I think is the AT.

Those differences could be exponential on your system, or they could reduced, depending on the setup. I was glad to see and hear in these two files that the dynamic range was left intact and they both sounds very good to me. I digitized at 96/24 a selection (Gigout's "Grand Chorus in Dialogue") from Music For Organ, Brass and Percussion (Columbia M 31193) featuring E. So what we're hearing is how it sounds through whatever you're listening through, on THIS particular tonearm.The A-T's theoretical advantage here is having a microLinear or "ridge" shaped stylus that produces more precise groove contact and less inner-groove distortion instead of the Blue's elliptical one. Audio Technica has always opted for tightly controlled bass instead of loose and heavy bass designed to impress the naïve, a design decision that pays strong dividends in musical communication. The Facebook tracking pixel allows us to share anonymous tracking data with Facebook for the purpose of statistics and targeted marketing. The step up in sound quality is outstanding and inner groove distortion (IGD) and other distortions are virtually eliminated, compared to elliptical shapes. Audio Technica’s elliptical EN stylus is more rounded in the stem section than the other two options here.

Due to the nature of our products and brand restrictions we are only able to send certain items internationally.While bass reach was perhaps the best of the three, overall transparency felt slightly muddied and was not picked as the favorite by any of the attendees present. Fitting the stylus isn’t so easy; it is plugged in from below with stylus guard on and I found it difficult to locate; afterward the guard is slid off forward. For example, the famed Denon DL-103 Weisfeld thinks sounds great with certain arms and just okay with others. Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. For the sake of this comparison, we will be pitting the Nude models against each other, the Audio Technica AT-VM95EN, AT-VM95ML and AT-VM95SH.

The refinement, accuracy, and tracking ability of the ML stylus was revealed in the clarity and detailed sweetness of instrumental lines, which were readily untangled and open to perception. Grham and Larry Keyes engineered the 1972 release, which, with its generous bottom end extension, wide dynamics and spacious ambiance seemed like a good choice to help you decide which you prefer. However, the fact that it is of diamond is not sufficient in itself, for its construction and shape are also crucial factors in sound quality. Taking several cues from the EN, the focus of musical instruments felt the tightest from the Shibata. The VM95ML performance is amazing; details, the whole sound-stage, meaning the depth of field and positioning of the instruments is a whole new and improved level.Significant in this new line-up is the choice of more exotic stylus profiles, including Shibata and AT’s Micro-Line (ML) line-contact types.

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