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Dynavector Phono

Phono Cartridges
XV-1
$4500
The magnet circuit comprises 8 small ALNICO magnets.
On the front yokes, magnetic stabilizing coils are wound.
A revolutionary square shaped front aperture with a matching square shaped armature.

DRT XV-1s Background of Development
The original XV-1 cartridge was designed to take the reproduction of analogue recording to new heights. The XV-1 achieved a standard of performance that was clearly in a league of its own. Dynavector have always remained indifferent to the endless digital formats that proport to be the next breakthrough in music reproduction, safe in the knowledge that the vast heritage of music recorded on vinyl can easily equal, if not clearly out perform these new formats. Dynavector are seriously committed to ensure the vinyl enthusiast is well catered for and the XV-1s is further proof of this on going commitment; yet another ground breaking product, uniquely Dynavector and flagship of the brilliant Dynavector cartridge range.
At a glance, the XV-1 was always different from all cartridges that have gone before. Its magnetic circuit comprises 8 small ALNICO magnets. The magnetic path is divided into two - In the magnetic gap, a specially designed magnetic flux equalizing piece is placed. On the front yokes, magnetic stabilizing coils are wound. By this special combination, the magnetic field becomes widely homogeneous and more linear than the conventional magnetic design that is common in existing MC cartridges.
The XV-1 has been awarded 'Golden Ear Award 2001' in the Absolute Sound magazine for its highly advanced technology.
Dynavector continue to research and have pushed the boundary further with the NEW XV-1s. Although the specifications remain the same a significant up upgrade in both magnetic and body parts achieve a startling improvement in imaging, along with a smooth as silk extension over the entire frequency range.

Principal Improvements
The XV-1s is the latest evolution of Dynavector design and features the advanced multi magnet design that stabilizes the magnetic flux density between the front yoke and the equalizer component, around the air gap.
The XV-1s also features a revolutionary square shaped front aperture with a matching square shaped armature this enables the moving coil wound armature to move in an equalized and stable magnetic flux.
Although slightly smaller in dimension the front yoke aperture is also square shape to match the armature along with a square shaped counterbore to the equalizer component part
The material used to stabilize the magnets is African ebony wood. It contributes to the best balance to the sound character.

Other features

6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron is used.
30 micron PCOCC wiring coil is used.
6 ohms impedance is suitable with most phone stages or step -up transformers.
Stylus guard in now available.

Type
Low output moving coil cartridge with multi Alnico magnets and the Flux damper
Output Voltage
0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation
30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance
1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response
20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance
10 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force
1.8 - 2.2 grams
Impedance
R=6 ohms, L=18 micro Henry
Recommended load
resistance
> 30 ohms
Cantilever
6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus tip
PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight
12.6 grams








$1850



The DV XX-1 was the first cartridge to feature a "magnetic flux damper" (patent) and softened magnetism" (patent) processes that reject the magnetic fluctuation that is detrimental to a moving coil cartridges performance.
The The DV XX-2 MKII retains the benefit of the flux damper but features the Alinco-5 magnet and the similar rigid construction to the Te Kaitora Rua. Alnico magnets exhibit high magnetic flux density combining with a low coercive therefore magnetic resistance is lower than other magnetic types such as rare earth and ferrite, providing the exceptional stability of the XX-2 MKII output voltage. There is also the additional advantage of low magnetic and electrical resistance contributing to a discernable improvement in sound quality.
The XX-2MKII also exhibits deep powerful bass, treble is both clear and lively possessing none of the hardness found in many moving coil designs.
The XX-2MKII also features a 6 mm solid boron cantilever fitted with a Pathfinder Line contact stylus. PCOCC (pure copper ohno continuous casting process) copper wire is used for the coil. The output voltage of 0.28mV is higher than that of the XX-2 and 6 ohms impedance are suited to most moving coil phono stages.
For ridgity of construction the XX-2 MKII cartridge body is machined from 7075 aluminium the hardest available. However, having only a total weight of only 8.9 grams it is suitable for a variety of popular tonearms.




Type
Low output moving coil cartridge with Alnico magnet and Flux damper
Output Voltage
0.28mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation
30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance
1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response
20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance
10 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force
1.8 - 2.2 grams
Impedance
R=6 ohms
Recommended load
resistance
> 30 ohms
Cantilever
6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus
PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight
8.9 grams


$680
High/Low Output with Hard Aluminium Cantilever

Description
For more than 30 years Dynavector have established an enviable reputation for producing affordable high quality moving coil cartridges.
Notedly high output models that are designed to work with MM inputs negating the necessity for equipment change or the use of setup devices required for low output cartridges. The stunning performance of the Dynavector high output moving coil cartridges can be attributed to the exclusively Dynavector designed coil winding machine capable of utilizing extremely fine coil wire providing a high output to mass ratio
Features and Improvements
DV-20X has a solid aluminium alloy body similar to the XX-2. The cantilever is a 6mm length of hard aluminium pipe with a Micro-Ridge stylus. The magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism along with powerful neodymium magnets gives the 20XH a healthy 2.8 mV output - suitable for most MM inputs. The 20XL has an output of 0.3 mV ideal for most MC phono stages.
Both high and low versions of their 20X are available ensure for the optimum end result. The high output model is most suited to valve preamplifiers or electronics that only offer MM inputs whilst the low output version offers superb performance when combined with dedicated moving coil inputs.
SPECIFICTIONS
Type
High/Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage
2.8mV / 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation
25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance
1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response
20 - 20,000Hz (± 2dB)
Compliance
12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force
1.8 - 2.2grams
DC resistance
150 ohms / 5 ohms
Recommended load
resistance
> 1Kohms / > 30 ohms
Cantilever
6mm length, hard aluminium pipe
Stylus
Micro-Ridge
Weight
8.6 grams


$385
The Dynavector 10X series High Output Moving Coil cartridge debuted in 1978 winning the prestigious Design and Engineering Award at the Chicago CES in both 1978 and 1981. The 10X series cartridges are also widely accepted at the benchmark in High Output moving coil cartridge at this price point and beyond.
With the introduction of the new 10X5 High Output moving coil there is no doubt Dynavector will retain this enviable position and again set the standard for high output moving coil cartridges.
Improvements
The 10X5 now features Dynavector's unique magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism (patent) along with powerful Neodymium magnet that combine to eliminate any hardness or irritating edginess that commonly occurs in many moving coil cartridges.
Dynavector are also renowned for the capability of winding the finest coil assemblies. This has enabled them to minutely increase the coil wire diameter of the 10X5 to achieve a reduction of impedance to 150 ohms whilst retaining a healthy 2.5mV output. This also ensures both a rugged and reliable circuitry.
The 10X5 also features a newly designed Aluminium head block to provide a rigid platform for the cartridge motor and secure fixing to the tonearm.
SPECIFICTIONS
Type
High output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage
2.5mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation
25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance
1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response
20 - 20,000Hz (± 2dB)
Compliance
12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force
1.8 - 2.2 grams
DC resistance
R=150 ohms
Recommended load
impedance
>1K ohms
Cantilever
6mm length aluminium pipe
Stylus
Elliptical
Weight
6.6 grams