The DV XX-1 was the first cartridge to feature a "magnetic flux damper" (patent) and softened magnetism" (patent) processes that reject the magnetic fluctuation that is detrimental to a moving coil cartridges performance.
The DV XX-2 MKII retains the benefit of the flux damper but features the Alinco-5 magnet and the similar rigid construction to the Te Kaitora Rua. Alnico magnets exhibit high magnetic flux density combining with a low coercive therefore magnetic resistance is lower than other magnetic types such as rare earth and ferrite, providing the exceptional stability of the XX-2 MKII output voltage. There is also the additional advantage of low magnetic and electrical resistance contributing to a discernable improvement in sound quality. The XX-2MKII also exhibits deep powerful bass, treble is both clear and lively possessing none of the hardness found in many moving coil designs.
|Type||Low output moving coil|
|Output voltage||0.28mV (@ 1kHz, 5cm/sec.)|
|Channel Separation||30 dB (@ 1kHz)|
|Channel Balance||1.0 dB (@ 1kHz)|
|Frequency Response||20 - 20,000 Hz (+/- 1dB)|
|Compliance||10 x 10^-6 xm/dyn|
|Tracking force||1.8 - 2.2 grams|
|Recommended load resistance||> 30 ohms|
|Cantilever||6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron|
|Stylus||PF Line contact shape, Stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron|