Dynavector XV1s Phono Cartridge

MSRP: $5,450

“This is a five-star moving-coil design. I have little else to say about it, since it is the best of these babies I have ever encountered – ever. I hear no serious flaws. I hate to say this, but, in the here and now and until I hear something better, I can hear no flaws at all!” Harry Pearson – The Absolute Sound

Product Description

Dynavector XV1S Specifications

TypeLow output moving coil cartridge with multi Alnico magnets and the Flux damper
Output Voltage0.3mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance10 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force1.8 - 2.2 grams
ImpedanceR=6 ohms, L=18 micro Henry
Recommended load resistance> 30 ohms
Cantilever6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
Stylus tipPF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight12.6 grams

Analog Audio's Review of the Dynavector XV1S

The award winning Dynavector XV1s is our go-to cartridge for for customers who are looking a world class vinyl setup but don’t want a finicky system or one that doesn’t play well with others.  It works particularly well with both Brinkmann 10.5 and 12.1 tonearms as well as all Tri-Planar Tonearms and offers just the right amount of detail and accuracy combined with an open presentation and even tonality. If you are looking for a medium mass cartridge that will take you to the next level, please consider the XV1s.