Dynavector DV-20X2 High / Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge

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Dynavector DV-20X2 MC Cartridge - For over 30 years now Dynavector have been leading the way in moving coil cartridges, offering a range to suit all budgets but all guaranteed to offer performance that will get the most from your vinyl collection. Dynavector offer both high and low output cartridges and also produce the brilliant P75 MkIII phono stage with its innovative phono enhancer mode that puts other phono stages that cost much more to shame. Vinyl is going from strength to strength at the moment and rightly so, as in HFL’s book there is no better way to listen to music, so why not pop in, bring your favourite vinyl and hear it like never before with the help of Dynavector.

The DV-20X2 is available as either a High or Low output cartridge variant.

For more than 35 years Dynavector have established an enviable reputation for producing affordable high quality moving coil cartridges. Notably 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 outstanding 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 aluminum alloy body and a rigid magnet construction similar to XX-2MKII. The cantilever is a 6mm length of hard aluminum pipe with a Micro-Ridge stylus. The magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism along with powerful neodymium magnets gives the 20X2H a healthy 2.8 mV output - suitable for most MM inputs. The 20X2L has an output of 0.3 mV ideal for most MC phono stages.

Both high and low versions of their 20X2 are available ensure for the optimum end result. The high output model is well 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.

Cartridge Specification
Cantilever 6mm length, hard aluminium pipe
Channel Seperation 25 dB (at 1KHz)
Compliance 12 x 10-6 cm/dyn
DC Resistance 150 ohms / 5 ohms
Frequency Response 20 - 20,000Hz (± 2dB)
Output Voltage 2.8mV / 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Recommended Load Resistance > 1,000 ohms / > 30 ohms
Stylus Tip Micro Ridge Nude diamond
Type High/Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Weight 9.2 grams

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