Custom-Made for VPI!
custom made VPI/Dynavector 20X cartridge with 1 millivolt output and threaded screw holes in the aluminum body is now available. Combining the speed of the low output with the richness and low noise of the high output makes the VPI/Dynavector a perfect combination.
Dynavector gained a reputation long ago for producing affordable high quality moving coil phono cartridges. Many music lovers were introduced to the advantages of moving coil for the first time through Dynavector ownership. A major factor was the availability of high output Dynavectors designed to work with MM inputs so saving the expense of having to change electronics to suit a low output MC. Dynavectors crucial breakthrough was to design a coil winding machine capable of working with extremely fine wire so giving a high output to mass ratio.
DV-20X has a solid aluminium-alloy body similar to the XX-2. This makes a rigid platform for the cartridge motor and aids secure fitting to the arm. The cantilever is a 6mm length hard aluminium pipe cantilever with a perfect elliptical nude diamond stylus.
The magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism along with powerful Neodymium magnet gives out the 20XH a healthy 2.8 mV output at a suitable impedance for most MM inputs. The 20XL has an output of 0.3 mV ideal for most MC phono stage.
Both versions have been made available to help users get the best result for their own circumstances. The high output model suits valve pre-amps, basic amplifiers that only offer MM or amplifiers with less accomplished MC sections. Using a high output can also be of benefit if you live in an area with high radio frequency interference. The low output version scores where a system is set up with a good quality MC amp input.
A compliance of 12 cu and weight of 8.6 g mean the 20X's will suit a wide variety of popular arms such as : Linn, Naim, SME, Well Tempered etc. Standard counterweights should be fine but a few manufacturers offer options. The recommeded load resistance for 20XH is over 1K ohms it means typical 47 Kohms for MM inputs is suitable. The recommeded load resistance for 20XL is over 30 ohms.
|Type||High/Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism|
|Output Voltage||2.8mV / 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Frequency Response||20 - 20,000Hz (± 2dB)|
|Channel Separation||25dB (at 1KHz)|
|Channel Balance||1.0dB (at 1KHz)|
|Compliance||12 x 10-6 cm/dyn|
|Cantilever||6mm length hard aluminum pipe|
|Tracking Force||1.8-2.2 grams|
|Recommended Load||> 1Kohms / > 30 ohms|