DRT XV-1s Background of Development
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 have always remained indifferent to the endless digital formats that proport to be the next breakthrough in music reproduction, safe in the knowledge that the vast heritage of music recorded on vinyl can easily equal, if not clearly out perform these new formats. Dynavector are seriously committed to ensure the vinyl enthusiast is well catered for and the XV-1s is further proof of this on going commitment; yet another ground breaking product, uniquely Dynavector and flagship of the brilliant Dynavector cartridge range.
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 XV-1 has been awarded 'Golden Ear Award 2001' in the Absolute Sound magazine for its highly advanced technology.
Dynavector continue to research and have pushed the boundary further with the NEW XV-1s. 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.
The material used to stabilize the magnets is African ebony wood. It contributes to the best balance to the sound character.
*6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron is used.
*30 micron PCOCC wiring coil is used.
*6 ohms impedance is suitable with most phone stages or step -up transformers.
*Stylus guard in now available.
Type: Low output moving coil cartridge with multi Alnico magnets and the Flux damper
Output Voltage: 0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation: 30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance: 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
Impedance: R=6 ohms, L=18 micro Henry
Recommended load resistance: > 30 ohms
Cantilever: 6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus tip: PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight: 12.6 grams