Difference in Dynavector

Difference in Dynavector

Upgrades to Popular 10X5 and 17D Cartridges

Following on from the success of two of the better known Dynavector MC cartridges, The 10X5 has been upgraded to the 10X5 MKII and the Karat 17D3 is now the Karat 17DX.

The major change for the 10X5 is that the newer version has implemented the Shibata III line contact diamond. This is fitted to a hardened alloy cantilever and gives -what the research team believe to be- the best audio experience after much experimentation.

Dynavector’s 17D3 is seeing some momentous change. First introduced 12 years ago, the body of the Karat upgrade is made from solid brass, previously fibreglass, and uses samarium cobalt magnets to create a better magnetic circuit and henceforth a more enjoyable, smoother sound. They also changed up the cantilever, making it much smaller than a conventional at just 1.7mm as shown below. 

We are incredibly excited to try out these new additions to the Dynavector range. If you would like to know more about these cartridges or any other of Dynavector's products, please get in touch.

For more information about Dynavector click HERE

For availability of the 10X5 MKII click HERE

For availability of the 17DX click HERE

 

10X5MKII Specifications

Type: High output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage: 2.8mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation: 25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance: 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz (± 2dB)
Compliance: 12 mm/N
Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2 g
Impedance: 150 ohms
Recommended load impedance: > 1000 ohms
Cantilever: 6mm length hardened aluminium pipe
Stylus tip: Nude Diamond "Shibata III" Line Contact
Weight: 7.5 g

17DX Specifications

Type: Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage: 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation: 25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance: 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance: 15 mm/N
Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.0 g
Impedance: 32 ohms
Recommended load resistance: > 100 ohms
Cantilever: 1.7mm length solid diamond
Stylus tip: Micro-Ridge
Weight: 11.0 g

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