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Ortofon VMS 3

Conventional Magnetic VMS Phono Cartridge

Ortofon VMS 3


The VMS 3 is a magnetic cartridge with spherical diamond.

The robust design and low compliance of this model make it suitable for mounting on the higher mass tonearms on the market and it is the ideal cartridge to use in all smaller music centres.

For easy mounting, the VMS 3 is also available in headshells.


Weight: 5g

Stylus type: spherical

Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0.8mg

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz

Output: 6.5mV

Channel separation: 20dB

Channel balance: 2dB

Tracking force: 2.0g (1.7-2.3g)

Tracking angle: 20 degrees

FIM distortion: 1%

Load resistance: 47k ohm


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Ortofon Phono Cartridges

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