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 DV XX-2 retains the benefit of the flux damper but features the
alinco-5 magnet. 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 output voltage. There is also the additional advantage
of low magnetic and electrical resistance contributing to a discernable
improvement in sound quality.
The XX-2 also exhibits deep powerful bass,
treble is both clear and lively possessing none of the hardness
found in many moving coil designs. This can be accredited to not
only Dynavector's skilled assembly techniques but also a meticulous
attention to design, materials, and engineering expertise.
The XX-2 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 0.23mV and 6 ohms impedance are suited to
most moving coil phono stages.
Although the XX-2 is of solid aluminium for rigid construction its
total weight of 8.0 grams renders it suitable for a variety of popular