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Ortofon VNL Cartridge Standard

For turntablists and scratch DJs

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£89.00 inc. VAT
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SKU: DJK44692 EAN: 5705796013931

Product Description

The Ortofon VNL features Extra resistance to hardcore scratching and back spinning as well as High tracking performance for both DVS usage and real vinyl. 

The VNL also features optimal balance of output and of sound quality with some great technological improvements, like ultrasonic welding of the components ensures high rigidity and freedom from resonances.

The robotic assembly of stylus assembly offers high precision and uniformity of industrial production.

To match the multiple applications of modern DJs the VNL has 3 different stylus available with suspension types of varying feel and rigidity:

VNL I compliance, dynamic lateral 16 μm/m N - Flexible
VNL II compliance, dynamic lateral 15 μm/m N - Rigid 
VNL III compliance, dynamic lateral 14 μm/m N - Firm

DJs can easily identify which stylus type best suits their individual DJ style and enables their absolute best performance capability.

The VNL Standard includes stylus II with the others available as spares.

The VNL features a spherical stylus which is perfect for tough groove handling. Furthermore, it reduces record wear when scratching and back-cueing to an absolute minimum.

The broad stance of the VNL features solid and robust design elements characteristic to Ortofon, with colors meticulously selected to emphasize sturdiness and DJ aesthetics: the cartridge body has been designed to provide easy mounting and alignment on a variety of headshells.

The VNL provides excellent compatibility when used in an assortment of playback systems, ensuring it stays in the groove under the most demanding conditions.



Technical Specs

VNL technical data

  • Stylus Type Spherical
  • Tracking Force 4.0 g
  • Output Voltage 6 mV
  • Frequency Range 20-20.000 Hz
  • Output voltage at 1000Hz, 5cm/sec. - 6 mV
  • Channel separation at 1kHz - 20 dB
  • Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz  -2/+4 dB

Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommmended tracking force: 

VNL I 100 μm
VNL II 90 μm
VNL III 90 μm

Compliance, dynamic lateral:

VNL I 16 μm/m N
VNL II 15 μm/m N
VNL III 14 μm/m N


Tracking force range - 3 - 5 g
Tracking force recommended - 4 g
Antiskating - for best backcueing performance use “0”
Internal impedance, DC resistance - 750 Ohm
Internal inductance - 450 mH
Recommended load resistance - 47 kOhm
Recommended load capacitance - 200-600 pF
Cartridge weight - 6,5 g
Replacement stylus units: VNL I,  VNL II,  VNL III


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2 March, 2022
Fantastic product
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30 December, 2021
Great improvement is output compared to older Shure Groove tools
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30 March, 2021
Great piece of kit
These are really sturdy and the sound quality is excellent. Really quick and smooth transaction from djkit.com too.
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Considering purchasing the Ortofon VNL Cartridge Standard? Have questions? Ask people who've recently bought one.
Does this come with the head shell screw kit?
lukeosborne344 asked 4 months ago
Yes, they include the fixing screws to attach to most headshells
djkit answered 4 months ago
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HI. Do you need a cartridge spacer weight when mounting onto the headshell.
c.heyes asked 2 years ago
Personel preference but not needed. If you look at the image in the gallery you will see it mounted directly to a headshell without any other hardware.
djkit support answered 2 years ago
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Is this the version that comes with 3 different styli?
jbwernstrom asked 3 years ago
The version with all 3 stylus was a limited introductory offer. The standard now only includes 1.
djkit answered 2 years ago
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