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Dynavector

10×5 mkII

£599

Dynavector’s 10×5 mkII is a high output moving coil cartridge and our absolute favourite of it’s type. Massively improved in 2018 with the mkII release, 10×5 extracts more musical information from vinyl than any rival we have tested. It perfectly complements our range of Rega decks from Planar 3 upwards, as well as Majik level Sondek LP12s. Requires fitting.

Weight: 7.5 g
Tracking Force: 1.8 – 2.2g

In-store purchase only, please call 0141 221 0221 or email glasgow@loud-clear.co.uk to reserve/enquire.

Dynavector’s entry level cartridge sets a high standard for moving coil cartridges. The finely wound coils give a substantial 2.5mV output and now features a hardened aluminium cantilever with a nude ‘Shibata III’ line contact stylus, allowing more music to flow from the grooves and making it’s tracking ability a doddle.

One of its beauties is that it is designed to be used with a ‘moving magnet’ phono input. This allows users to gain the benefit of moving coil sound without the extra expense of a specialised phono amplifier.

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.

Improvements
10X5mk2 MC Cartridge Stylus – 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.

Dynavector 10x5 mk2

Dynavector 10x5 mk2

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 – 2.2g
  • 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