Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua

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What we Say:

We love the dynavector range of cartridges and this is an excellent example. If you like the XX2 mk 11 but crave greater detail and dynamics from your records then you should give the Te Kaitora an audition. It works well in a range of turntables and can be bought outright or traded up to via the dynavector trade in scheme.

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Te Kaitora Rua MC Cartridge

hook logoTitanium head with most advanced magnetic circuit design


The wait is over after nine years of Te Kaitora bliss the new Te Kaitora Rua invites you to embark and once again experience the unique.

Te Kaitora Rua MC Cartridge

Description:

The original Te Kaitora cartridge was the result of collaboration between Dynavector Japan and Dynavector New Zealand. The Te Kaitora allowed analogue enthusiasts to embark on a voyage of discovery to the outer limits of vinyl reproduction.

The improved Te Kaitora Rua continues the journey by incorporating many of the newest features of its Dynavector stable-mates, the XV-1s and XX-2. The Te Kaitora Rua has even managed to improve on the original’s silk-like treble and openness.

Note: Te Kaitora means “The Discoverer” in the language of the NZ Maori people, Rua, is “the second version”.

Improvements

  • The wire for the coil has been changed to the PCOCC copper wire from the silver wire. It sounds a much smoother and has a much better musical performance.
  • A titanium headpiece for maximum ridgity along with a miniature stainless steel bolt coupling the front and rear yokes to the magnetic circuit assembly.
  • A 6mm long boron cantilever with the Pathfinder (PF) line contact stylus as used with both Dynavector XV-1s and XX-2.
  • The ingenious square shaped armature and matching square shaped aperture in the front yoke providing much improved linearity in the magnetic flux distribution.

front yoke of TeKaitoraRua MC Cartridge

  • Alnico magnets are used for high magnetic flux density.

Dimensions of TeKaitoraRua MC Cartridge


Specifications

Type low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and alnico magnet
Output Voltage 0.26mV (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 6 ohms
Recommended load impedance > 30 ohms
Cantilever 6mm length solid boron
Stylus tip PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight 9.8 g

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