Dynavector DV XX-2 H Moving Coil Cartridge
Superb cartridge - In great condition as you can see in the pictures. Very low hours (about 30~40 hours). I had it mounted in a VPI Aries and aligned with a WallyTractor. This cartridge plays wonderfully and tracks without any problems at all.
This is the older MK-I version with the drilled body. It is the "H" model that outputs .6mV meaning it is still considered a true moving coil cartridge. This is not to be confused with "high output" moving coil cartridges that produce output similar to a moving magnet cartridge.
Rated as an "8" due to age - but the cartridge works perfectly and is complete with original accessories and packaging - all in fine condition.
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Description of Features:
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 tone arms.
Type: Moving coil cartridge with Alnico magnet and Flux damper
Output Voltage: 0.6mV (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 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Impedance: R=6 ohms, L=18 micro Henry
Recommended load impedance: > 30 ohms
Cantilever: 6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus: 0.14 x 0.08 mm Line contact PF
Weight: 8.0 grams