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Low output MC with Flux damper and Alnico magnet

Discontinued model
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Dynavector have remained the worlds leading moving coil manufacturer since 1978.
The DV XX-2 is the outstanding result of Dynavectors' continuing research and advanced technology.

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.

XX2 MC Cartridge

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 tone arms.

Dimensions of XX2 MC Cartridge


Type Low output moving coil cartridge with Alnico magnet and Flux damper
Output Voltage 0.23mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation 30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance 10 mm/N
Tracking force 1.8 - 2.2 g
Impedance R=6 ohms, L=18 micro Henry
Recommended load impedance > 30 ohms
Cantilever 6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus tip 0.14 x 0.08 mm Line contact PF
Weight 8.0 g

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