Dynavector DV-XX2 mk 2

Planet Audio
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 Alinco-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)
Compliance  10 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force  1.8 – 2.2 grams
Impedance  R=6 ohms
Recommended load
resistance
 > 30 ohms
Cantilever  6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus  PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight  8.9 grams