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Dynavector DV-XX2 MKII Moving Coil Cartridge

Our price: £1,295.00

What HFL Thinks

Dynavector DV-XX2 MKII 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 XX2MKII is the outstanding result of Dynavectors’ continuing research and advanced technology.

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.

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