0.3mv, 12.6 grams
The original XV-1 cartridge was designed to take the reproduction of analogue recording to new heights. The XV-1 achieved a standard of performance that was clearly in a league of its own. Dynavector is seriously committed to ensuring the vinyl enthusiast is well catered for and the Dynavector DV DRT XV-1s Cartridge is further proof of this ongoing commitment; yet another groundbreaking product, uniquely Dynavector and flagship of their brilliant range of cartridges. At a glance, the XV-1 was always different from all cartridges that have gone before. Its magnetic circuit comprises 8 small ALNICO magnets. The magnetic path is divided into two – In the magnetic gap, a specially designed magnetic flux equalizing piece is placed. On the front yokes, magnetic stabilizing coils are wound.
By this special combination, the magnetic field becomes widely homogeneous and more linear than the conventional magnetic design that is common in existing MC cartridges. The original XV-1 has been awarded a Golden Ear Award in the Absolute Sound magazine for its highly advanced technology. Dynavector continues to research and have pushed the boundary further with the NEW Dynavector DV DRT XV-1s Cartridge. Although the specifications remain the same a significant up upgrade in both magnetic and body parts achieve a startling improvement in imaging, along with a smooth as silk extension over the entire frequency range.
The XV-1s is the latest evolution of Dynavector design and features the advanced multi-magnet design that stabilizes the magnetic flux density between the front yoke and the equalizer component, around the air gap.
The XV-1s also features a revolutionary square shaped front aperture with a matching square shaped armature this enables the moving coil wound armature to move in an equalized and stable magnetic flux.
Although slightly smaller in dimension the front yoke aperture is also square shape to match the armature along with a square-shaped counterbore to the equalizer component part.