Dynavector like for like exchange and rebuild scheme also available. Please contact us for further details.The Dynavector 10 X series High Output Moving Coil cartridge debuted in 1978 winning the prestigious Design and Engineering Award at the Chicago CES in both 1978 and 1981. The 10 X series cartridges are also widely accepted at the benchmark in High Output moving coil cartridge at this price point and beyond.With the introduction of the new 10 x 5 High Output moving coil there is no doubt Dynavector will retain this enviable position and again set the standard for high output moving coil cartridgesImprovementsThe 10 X 5 now features Dynavector's unique magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism (patent) along with powerful Neodymium magnet that combine to eliminate any hardness or irritating edginess that commonly occurs in many moving coil cartridges.Dynavector are also renowned for the capability of winding the finest coil assemblies. This has enabled them to minutely increase the coil wire diameter of the 10X5 to achieve a reduction of impedance to 150 ohms whilst retaining a healthy 2.5mV output. This also ensures both a rugged and reliable circuitry.The 10 X 5 also features a newly designed Aluminium head block to provide a rigid platform for the cartridge motor and secure fixing to the tonearm.
Having changed my broken dyna 20x for this one, still don't know wich one is better. All I can say is that this cartridge with my Rega RB700 and P7 and my Graham slee Era gold mkv is a very good combination that offers a refined and natural sound with every kind of music. As promised...it's delicious!!!!!
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I've been using a Dynavector 10X5 for 10 years but recently damaged the armature! So deciding to go for another was pleased to find that I could get one on a service exchange deal. When I received the cartridge I was most pleased to discover that the replacement now has captive bolt fixings and a stylus guard making it a lot easier to fit than the earlier version. Thank you Dynavector for taking on board your customer feedback. The 10X5 on my RP3 and RB300 tonearm sits to high and I found on my previous setup that the base of the cartridge sometimes kissed the record, so on this installation I lifted the tone arm with 5mm worth of shims to compensate for the higher cartridge height over a Rega version. I then setup the cartridge using a Rega Baerwald Arc Projector and straight off I could hear the improvement over my original version. So far I've played around 20 sides and the cartridge is settling in very nicely with all the normal attributes that you can expect. Smooth defined bass, clear mid range and defined top end without being too bright. Overall I'm very impressed with this new version of the Dynavector 10X5.
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