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Ortofon VMS 20

Conventional Magnetic VMS Phono Cartridge

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ortofon vms20e mkii phono cartridge
Ortofon VMS 20


The VMS 20 is probably one of Ortofon's most highly acclaimed cartridges, incorporating a nude, diamond elliptical stylus.

The cartridge should only be used with high quality turntables with medium to low mass tonearms.

It's fine tracking ability, low tracking force, and high output voltage will bring out the best in any gramophone record.


Weight: 5g

Stylus type: elliptical nude

Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0.5mg

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000Hz

Output: 5mV

Channel separation: 25dB

Channel balance: 2dB

Tracking force: 1.0g (0.8-1.2g)

Tracking angle: 20 degrees

FIM distortion: 1%

Load resistance: 47k ohm


E mkII brochure  English - frovekamp

E mkII instruction/owners manual  English

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