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Dynavector 17D3 new upgrade to 17DX

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22 minutes ago, Mat-with-one-t said:

I’m certainly interested to hear from anyone who has used the D3 with a unipivot, and more specifically, with a VPI Classic.....?

As I enjoy trying different carts, I reckon it’ll be the 103r wood > Hana SL > Benz wood > dynavector D3.......

The thing about the 17D3 is that it needs to be properly setup to really perform. I thought my 17D3 was a really good cart up until I had it set up by a very skilled TT man. The cantilever is 1.7mm long which with my eyesight meant I was trying to align it using the cart body. The other area which is also critical and difficult to properly align is the VTA.  Using a high powered usb camera meant that the VTA could be set up correctly (not by me).  Properly setup this cart is better than most I have heard and IMO represents incredible value for money - I wouldn't be surprised if it completely changed your order.  Using this cart properly setup I have a wide sound stage with incredible tone, detail and speed.  Decay on instruments is realistic and my classical records have the whole orchestra with all instruments in their correct positioning.

 

I hope the DX is at least as good (if not better).

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46 minutes ago, PKay said:

The thing about the 17D3 is that it needs to be properly setup to really perform. I thought my 17D3 was a really good cart up until I had it set up by a very skilled TT man. The cantilever is 1.7mm long which with my eyesight meant I was trying to align it using the cart body. The other area which is also critical and difficult to properly align is the VTA.  Using a high powered usb camera meant that the VTA could be set up correctly (not by me).  Properly setup this cart is better than most I have heard and IMO represents incredible value for money - I wouldn't be surprised if it completely changed your order.  Using this cart properly setup I have a wide sound stage with incredible tone, detail and speed.  Decay on instruments is realistic and my classical records have the whole orchestra with all instruments in their correct positioning.

 

I hope the DX is at least as good (if not better).

Gotcha.  Yeah - the Azimuth in particular on my Denon 103r has been tricky, as from new there's been a slight sidewards bend to the cantilver (which I hear is not uncommon, given that it too has a long cantilever).  This means that the cart body is not necessarily the reference point for leveling.   My eyes ain't what they used to be, so maybe a zoooomy camera should be next on the list!!

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