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First released in 1978 and recipient of the prestigious (at the time) Design and Engineering Award at the Chicago CES in both 1978 and 1981. The new Dynavector 10X5 MKII MC cartridge presents a new benchmark in High Output MC cartridge performance not requiring a step-up device or MC phono preamplifier.
Along with several exclusive Dynavector technologies that include Magnetic Flux Damping, Softened Magnetism (Patent) and powerful neodymium magnets that provide the smooth treble response Dynavector are renowned for.
The Dynavector 10X5 MKII also features an improved stylus assembly with the nude diamond “Shibata III” line contact stylus and improved hardened cantilever material. These improvements ensure secure tracking ability over even the most torturous of record grooves whilst achieving extended high-frequency response and enhanced musical resolution.
The legendary Dynavector coil winding technology using the finest of wire has enabled the Dynavector 10X5 MKII to minutely increase the coil windings and achieve a reduction in impedance to 150 ohms whilst retaining a healthy 2.8mV output.
Mounting the cartridge to the tonearm is achieved by a rigid red aluminium head block that provides a stable platform for the cartridge along with easy and secure fixing to the tonearm.
The replacement cartridge arrived within a couple of days of sending my old cartridge back, the new mk2 is noticeable better than the mk2, easy to mount on the arm, 2 lengths of bolts supplied and a hex. Key supplies.
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I bought this cartridge to replace one that unfortunately got damaged. This is an upgrade from an Ortofon 2M blue which is a decent cartridge but you can notice the improvement with the Dynavector. It has great detail with good bass and is not overly bright like some cartridges. I would certainly recommend for a first moving coil.
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