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Dynavector Systems Te-Kaitora Rua Moving Coil Cartridge

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£2,695.00 (FREE UK Delivery)
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Moving upscale with very pleasing results.

Dynavector Te-Kaitora Rua low output moving coil cartridge

The original Te Kaitora cartridge was the result of collaboration between Dynavector Japan and Dynavector New Zealand. The Te Kaitora allowed analogue enthusiasts to embark on a voyage of discovery to the outer limits of vinyl reproduction. 

The improved Te Kaitora Rua continues the journey by incorporating many of the newest features of its Dynavector stable-mates, the XV-1s and XX-2. The Te Kaitora Rua has even managed to improve on the original's silk-like treble and openness.

Note: Te Kaitora means "The Discoverer" in the language of the NZ Maori people, Rua, is "the second version".

Improvements include: 

1. The wire for the coil has been changed to the PCOCC copper wire from the silver wire. It sounds a much smoother and has a much better musical performance.

2. A titanium headpiece for maximum ridgity along with a miniature stainless steel bolt coupling the front and rear yokes to the magnetic circuit assembly. 

3. A 6mm long boron cantilever with the Pathfinder (PF) line contact stylus as used with both Dynavector XV-1s and XX-2. 

4. The ingenious square shaped armature and matching square shaped aperture in the front yoke providing much improved linearity in the magnetic flux distribution. 

5. Alnico magnets are used for high magnetic flux density.

Specification:
Type - Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and alnico magnet 

  • Output Voltage 0.26mV (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 
  • DC resistance R=5 ohms 
  • Recommended load
  • impedance >30 ohms 
  • Cantilever 6mm length solid boron 
  • Stylus PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron 
  • Weight 9.8 grams

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