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Dynavector DV XX-2 MKII Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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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... Read More
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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 Alnico-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.

Specifications:

  • 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 mm/N
  • Tracking Force:  1.8 - 2.2 g
  • Impedance:  6 ohms
  • Recommended Load Impedance:  > 30 ohms
  • Cantilever:  6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
  • Stylus Tip:  PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
  • Weight:  8.9 g
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