Dynavector is highly regarded as a manufacture of high performance moving
coil cartridges based on advanced theory and unique production technology.
The enthusiasm for CD during the past few years has caused a slowing
down in analog audio business with the inevitable result that many small
Hi-Fi specialists went out of business.
However, Dynavector's confidence in the superiority of analog over
digital sound, we have continued to investigate improvement in the sound
character of moving coil cartridges so that they will out perform digital
sound.Unless a phono cartridge, regardless of price, can sound better
than CD, it is obsolete and that is the reason why Dynavector has taken
up the challenge to improve moving coil cartridge in order to protect
the huge collection of analog records from oblivion as well as to encourage
music lovers to appreciate the superiority of analog in general.
Our basic inventions prove even the sound from ordinary LPs is more
capable to reproduce the full musically than CDs.
Fortunately, there is a trend amongst customers and dealers to return
to analog sound (using high grade analog players and cartridges in their
homes and at exhibitions) thus recognizing the limitations imposed by
the existing digital format which is restricted by 16bits, 41.1KHz sampling.
Dynavector has decided it as time to announce the new cartridge which
is designed on our brand new theory for competing with CD and DAT.
The Dynavector XX-1 high output moving coil cartridge is our answer
to the market after rather long silence since the nnouncement of revolutionary
KARATseries at that time.
Although the design of cantilever, stylus, daper, etc. in our present
range of cartridge is almost perfect from the dynamic point of view
and which has kept the brand name of Dynavector well respected throughout
the world, for more perfection we found the
interference between the vibration systems and the magnetic circuit
is another important factor. So far, importance of this fact
has not been considered seriously.
Damping and Softened Magnetism
So many modern materials are being applied to high-end cartridges only
because they are new and the products of high technology.We reconsidered
the theoretical influences of magnetic circuit design to the reproduced
sound of moving coil cartridge before designing XX-1 cartridge.
We discovered a very small quantity of magnetic flux fluctuation taking
place in the magnetic circuit. This fluctuation was ignored generally
in designing MC cartridges.
By our calculation and experiments it was
proved that even a very small deviation of flux makes a change of magnetic
force in the air gap which affects intermodulated distortion in the
output signal, when high energy magnet like samarium cobalt or neodymium
boron are used for higher output voltage. This is caused by the very
high magnetic resistance of these modern magnets (very low recoil permeate).
flux damping (patent) and softened magnetism (patent)the
unfavoured magnetic fluctuation has been avoided and any harshness or
irritating edginess elliminated.
However, with or without the addition of these improvements, the frequency
response test results are completely identical although the difference
between the two is quite evident by listening. This fact tells us that
the sound character difference is not necessarily verified by the conventional
testing method in frequency or time domain.
With our new improvement in MC cartridges, we are convinced that almost
all analog records, old or new, can reproduce absolutely natural music
of which CDs are still incapable.
XX-1 has small on/off switch of flux damping by which you can select
the sound character according to the music you want to listen.This switch
has nothing to do with the cartridge circuit itself, so switching is
possible any time without generating noise to the main circuit.