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Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 10:36
by chiz
But the good news is they are launching a whole new range to replace it with more stylus options including a microline for £149.

https://audiotechnicanewsroom.com/2018/ ... ary-at95e/

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 10:47
by billshurv
Interesting. That could be a good donor source of microlines :)

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 11:23
by chiz
Looks very similar to their recent DJ carts.
I wonder if the new styli will fit the old bodies?
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Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 13:17
by Snead
Notice the cheaper ones are made in China, the better models in Japan.

The plastic carapace with its's rounded corners looks new, but the metal body underneath looks the same. The text touts higher output, transients, etc. I wish they'd publish the resistance/inductance figures so we'd know if it was really new.

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 16:33
by JRob1125
I read the title and pretty much looked at my screen like a deer in headlights :)

I can't explain how much I love the AT95E without going on a fanatical tangent....so I'll just say that I'm glad it's not really "dead".

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 16:36
by mamakasou
It is great to see such a large choice of styli. But is is going to be electrically identical?

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 18:01
by Eric Auer
With the nice assortment of styli offered, this is looking good.

Good news.

Eric

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 30 Aug 2018 19:33
by technome
A nude elliptical under £100 and a new head shell too. What’s not to like?

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 31 Aug 2018 22:17
by chiz
Snead wrote:I wish they'd publish the resistance/inductance figures so we'd know if it was really new.
Full specs have now been published:

https://eu.audio-technica.com/cartridge ... t/AT-VM95E

Model AT-VM95E
Type VM Stereo Dual Magnet
Mounting 1/2” centres
Frequency Response 20 - 22,000 Hz
Channel Separation 20 dB (1 kHz)
Output Channel Balance 2.0 dB (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus Shape Elliptical
Stylus Size 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Stylus Construction Bonded Round Shank
Cantilever Aluminium Pipe
Coil Impedance 3.3 kΩ (1 kHz)
Coil Inductance 550 mH (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 485 Ω
Static Compliance 17 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance 7 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Wire Used for Coil T.P. Copper
Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance 100-200 pF
Cartridge Weight 6.1g
Dimensions 17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm)
Replacement Stylus AT-VMN95E
Accessories Included Two 11 mm installation screws;
Two 8 mm installation screws;
Two washers

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 31 Aug 2018 23:35
by Boltman92124
Don't see them at Needle Doctor yet. Prob would have ordered one on the spot.

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 01 Sep 2018 00:18
by Snead
chiz wrote:
Snead wrote:I wish they'd publish the resistance/inductance figures so we'd know if it was really new.
Full specs have now been published:

https://eu.audio-technica.com/cartridge ... t/AT-VM95E

Model AT-VM95E
Type VM Stereo Dual Magnet
Mounting 1/2” centres
Frequency Response 20 - 22,000 Hz
Channel Separation 20 dB (1 kHz)
Output Channel Balance 2.0 dB (1 kHz)
Output Voltage 4.0 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Vertical Tracking Angle 23°
Vertical Tracking Force Range 1.8 - 2.2g (standard 2.0 g)
Stylus Shape Elliptical
Stylus Size 0.3 x 0.7 mil
Stylus Construction Bonded Round Shank
Cantilever Aluminium Pipe
Coil Impedance 3.3 kΩ (1 kHz)
Coil Inductance 550 mH (1 kHz)
DC Resistance 485 Ω
Static Compliance 17 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne
Dynamic Compliance 7 x 10 – 6 cm / dyne (100 Hz)
Wire Used for Coil T.P. Copper
Recommended Load Impedance 47,000 Ω
Recommended Load Capacitance 100-200 pF
Cartridge Weight 6.1g
Dimensions 17.2 x 18.9 x 28.3 ( H x W x D mm)
Replacement Stylus AT-VMN95E
Accessories Included Two 11 mm installation screws;
Two 8 mm installation screws;
Two washers
Thanks Chiz! The resistance/inductance are different (higher) with the new model. That explains the higher output. I didn't really care for the old model, but this one may be worth exploring.

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 01 Sep 2018 03:40
by vinylrayk
I like the captive nuts integral with the VM95 cartridge body - makes installation easier.

Ray K

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 31 Dec 2018 03:17
by cafe latte
chiz wrote:
30 Aug 2018 11:23
Looks very similar to their recent DJ carts.
I wonder if the new styli will fit the old bodies?

at-vm95e.jpg
AT-XP5-500x500.jpg
Yes they do, just found a AT3400 I did not remember I had which is the same mount as the AT95e and just tried both the VM95 conical and the vm95ml stylus on it and they fit!!
Chris

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 31 Dec 2018 11:59
by chiz
cafe latte wrote:
31 Dec 2018 03:17
chiz wrote:
30 Aug 2018 11:23
I wonder if the new styli will fit the old bodies?
Yes they do, just found a AT3400 I did not remember I had which is the same mount as the AT95e and just tried both the VM95 conical and the vm95ml stylus on it and they fit!!
Chris
Good to know Chris, thanks for confirming.

The old generator is lower inductance so might be interesting to see how different it sounds with the new styli.

Re: Audio Technica AT95E discontinued

Posted: 31 Dec 2018 13:40
by kolob
I just bought one for temporary use till I can I afford somsthing better. And to my ears sounds more detailed then original model yet nicely balenced with out being bright I have it on musichall ikura as I hate the 2m blue