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Low Output with Diamond Cantilever


  Discontinued model
Karat 17D2MK2 MC Phono Cartridge Description

17D2MKll Karat Diamond is the first cartridge built using 'dispersion' theory. Its Micro-Ridge stylus and very short (1.7mm) solid diamond cantilever give a huge reduction in 'frequency dispersion', unmatched dynamics and a high frequency extension all the way up to 100kHz. The latest patented magnet circuit design increases the output to 0.26mV with crystal clear mid-range and treble even during the largest symphonic crescendos.

Features and Improvements

Dynavector Karat is notable for its gemstone cantilever. This 1.7mm long and 0.25 mm in diameter solid diamond cantilever has its 0.06 square mm stylus mounting hole precision cut by a laser beam machining precess.The Micro Ridge of 0.06 square mm nude diamond stylus is carefully mounted in the cantilever.
The armature of 0.9mm square and 0.4mm thick is much smaller than normal, upon which are wounded 70 turns per channel of 11 micron fine wire.

Due to the short rigid construction of the cantilever the 17D2MKll showed a flat frequency response up to 50KHz.

The New 17D2MKII now features Dynavector's unique magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism (patent) along with powerful Neodymium magnet that combine to eliminate any hardness or irritating edginess that commonly occurs in many moving coil cartridges. This has also enabled to increase the output of 0.26mV.

construction of Karat17D MC Phono Cartridge 1.7mm length Diamond
1.7mm length Diamond cantilever is much smaller than conventional cantilever

17D2 MC Phono Cartridge showed a ruler flat response

Karat 17D2 showed a ruler flat response from 100 Hz to 30KHz of under ± 0.5 dB

SPECIFICTIONS
Type  Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage  0.26mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation  25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance  1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response  20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB), 20 - 100,000Hz
Compliance  15 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force  1.8 - 2.0grams
DC resistance  R=38 ohms
Recommended load
resistance
 > 100 ohms
Cantilever  1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond
Stylus  Micro-Ridge
Weight  5.3 grams
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