Dynavector XX2 Mk 11
What we Say:
We are big fans of the Dynavector range of cartridges and the XX2 Mk 11 is perhaps the best value high end cartridge out there. It works well in any deck whether it’s a Rega, Well Tempered or a Linn. Give us a call if you would like to hear one for yourself in your turntable.Enquire about the Dynavector XX2 Mk 11 >
What they say:
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 The DV XX-2 MKII retains the benefit of the flux damper but features the Alnico-5 magnet and the similar rigid construction to the Te Kaitora Rua. 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 MKII output voltage. There is also the additional advantage of low magnetic and electrical resistance contributing to a discernable improvement in sound quality.
The XX-2MKII also exhibits deep powerful bass, treble is both clear and lively possessing none of the hardness found in many moving coil designs.
The XX-2MKII 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 0.28mV is higher than that of the XX-2 and 6 ohms impedance are suited to most moving coil phono stages.
For ridgity of construction the XX-2 MKII cartridge body is machined from 7075 aluminium the hardest available. However, having only a total weight of only 8.9 grams it is suitable for a variety of popular tonearms.
|Type||Low output moving coil cartridge with Alnico magnet and Flux damper|
|Output Voltage||0.28mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Channel Separation||30 dB (at 1KHz)|
|Channel balance||1.0 dB (at 1KHz)|
|Frequency response||20 – 20,000Hz (± 1dB)|
|Tracking force||1.8 – 2.2 g|
|Recommended load impedance||> 30 ohms|
|Cantilever||6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron|
|Stylus tip||PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron|