The original Te Kaitora cartridge was the result
of collaboration between Dynavector Japan and Dynavector New Zealand.
The Te Kaitora allowed analogue enthusiasts to embark on a voyage
of discovery to the outer limits of vinyl reproduction.
The improved Te Kaitora Rua continues the journey
by incorporating many of the newest features of its Dynavector
stable-mates, the XV-1s and XX-2. The Te Kaitora Rua has even managed
to improve on the original's silk-like treble and openness.
Note: Te Kaitora means "The
Discoverer" in the language of the NZ
Maori people, Rua, is "the
- The wire for the coil has been
changed to the PCOCC copper wire from the silver wire. It sounds a much smoother and has a much better musical performance.
- A titanium headpiece for
maximum ridgity along with a miniature stainless steel bolt
coupling the front and rear yokes to the magnetic circuit assembly.
- A 6mm long boron cantilever with the Pathfinder
(PF) line contact stylus as used with both Dynavector XV-1s
- The ingenious
square shaped armature and matching square shaped aperture
in the front yoke providing
much improved linearity in the magnetic flux distribution.
- Alnico magnets are used for high magnetic