We are only permitted to offer the 20X and below outside the UK and only if ordered with one of our tonearms.
The Dynavector Range
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.
|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|
|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|