Dynavector D17D3 Cartridge

Dynavector D17D3 Cartridge
Brand: Dynavector
Product Code: D17D3

 

Features and Improvements

The main change to the new Dynavector 17D3 is an improvement in the design of the front yoke. This appears, on the surface, to be a small difference yet contributes to a greatly improved overall performance justifying a model number change.

The new yoke improves focus in the magnetic circuit and in combination with the flux damping mechanism and softened magnetism (patent) gives accurate sonic qualities leading to a very natural sound. The change has also enabled a useful increase in output to 0.3mV.

The Dynavector Karat is notable for its gemstone cantilever. This 1.7mm long by 0.25mm diameter solid diamond cantilever has its 0.07 square mm stylus mounting hole precision cut by laser. The Micro Ridge Stylus of 0.07 square mm nude diamond is securely and accurately bonded to the cantilever.

The armature of 0.9mm square and 0.4mm thick is much smaller than normal, upon which are wound 60 turns per channel of 12 micron fine wire.

construction of Karat17D 1.7mm length Diamond
1.7mm length Diamond cantilever is much smaller than conventional cantilever

Karat 17D3 showed a ruler flat response from 100 Hz to 30KHz of under } 0.5 dB

Karat 17D3 showed a ruler flat response from 100 Hz to 30KHz of under ± 0.5 dB

SPECIFICATIONS
Type  Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage  0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation  25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance  1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response  20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB), 20 - 100,000Hz
Compliance  15 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force  1.8 - 2.2grams
DC resistance  R=32 ohms
Recommended load
resistance
 > 100 ohms
Cantilever  1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond
Stylus  Micro-Ridge
Weight  5.8 grams
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