Dynavector Karat 17D2 Serial #723541 with about 200 to 250 hours on it. I purchased it new for $795.00 I am selling because I have three other cartridges and 2 turntables but lately i have been listening to mostly Hi Res digital on my Mac Mini. Nice condition the rating is mostly for age. Comes with all the documentation mounting screws and a set of phono leads.
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Type: Low output moving coil cartridge with
flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage: 0.23mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation: 25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel Balance: 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB),
20 - 100,000Hz
Compliance: 15 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking Force: 1.8 - 2.0grams
DC Resistance: R=38 ohms
Recommended Load Impedance: 100 ohms
Cantilever: 1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond
Weight: 5.3 grams
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.