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.
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.