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Dynavector Cartridges2018-08-23T15:59:50+00:00
ALL CARTRIDGES          DYNAVECTOR OVERVIEW AND COMPARISON          DRT XV-1T          DRT XV-1S          TE-KAITORA RUA          XX-2          KARAT 17D3          20XH/20XL          10×5

Dynavector Cartridges

You can order this product from us online if you live within the UK.
Outside the UK you will need to find a dealer in your country, unless you have ordered with a tonearm or turntable.

The Dynavector Range

Dynavector Cartridges

Dynavector Cartridges are very popular with those who want a highly musical, balanced sound. They are clear and transparent, yet also have the warmth and body in the bass that is less apparent in other cartridges. The dynamics and timing are excellent and always produce an enjoyable listen.

Back in 1975 Dynavector was the first company to design and manufacture in volume a high output moving coil cartridge, and in 1980 the revolutionary Karat range of cartridge was introduced using solid diamond and synthetic ruby cantilevers of only 2.5mm length for the first time. This design enabled audiophiles to enjoy subtleties in the original recordings which previously they had not realised existed. Today, Dynavector’s confidence in the superiority of analogue over digital sound presents a challenge to improve moving coil cartridges still further to enable them to comfortably outperform CD. With the introduction of flux damping and softened magnetism (patents applied) it has become possible to eliminate the harshness and irritating edginess which previously has been common to all moving coil cartridges.

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Dynavector Cartridge Range Comparison

Cartridge DRT XV-1t DRT XV-1s Te-Kaitora Rua XX-2 Karat 17D3 20XH/20XL 10×5
Type Low output MC cartridge with Multi Alnico Column magnets and Flux damper Low Output MC with multiple alnico magnet & flux damper Low Output MC with flux damper & softened magnetism Low Output MC with flux damper & alnico magnet Low Output MC with flux damper & softened magnetism High/Low Output MC with flux damper & softened magnetism High Output MC with flux damper & softened magnetism
Output Voltage 0.35mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.) 0.3mV 0.25mV 0.23mV 0.26mV 2.8mV/0.3mV 2.5mV
Frequency Response 20-20,000Hz (1dB) 20-20,000 Hz (+/- 1dB) 15-25000 Hz 20-20,000 Hz (+/- 1dB) 20-20,000 Hz (+/- 1dB) 20-20,000 Hz (+/- 1dB) 20-20,000 Hz (+/- 1dB)
Recommended load Impedance >80Ω >30Ω >30Ω >30Ω >100Ω >1k/30Ω >1kΩ
DC Resistance 24Ω 38Ω 154/155Ω 155Ω
Channel Balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz) Within 1 dB Within 1 dB Within 1 dB Within 1 dB Within 1 dB Within 1 dB
Channel Separation 30 dB (at 1KHz) 30dB 30dB 30dB 25dB 25dB 25dB
Compliance 10 x 10-6 cm/dyn 10mm/N 10mm/N 10mm/N 15mm/N 12mm/N 12mm/N
Stylus Profile PF Line contact shape, stylus radius:7 x 30 micron PF Line Contact PF Line Contact PF Line Contact Micro-ridge Perfect Elliptical Elliptical
Cantilever 6mm length 0.3mm dia. solid Boron with special armature Solid Boron Solid Boron Solid Boron Solid Diamond Hard Aluminium Pipe Aluminium Pipe
Tracking Force 1.8-2.2g 1.8-2.2g 1.8-2.2g 1.8-2.2g 1.8-2.2g 1.8-2.2g 1.8-2.2g
Cartridge Weight 12g 12.6g 8.8g 8.0g 5.3g 8.6g 6.6g