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Hello fellow members I am asking for some help as
First of all I know I am very lucky to have this choice and very torn between 3 new turntables that I have my eye on that are all used but all about the same price for Deck and arm and I want as my last ever end deck. I have had Vpis , Lp12, Mober lp12's Rega Rp9, Rega Rp10. Gyrodek and others that I have enjoyed but I want to buy a deck that I will decide on as my final turntable purchase. A semi to fullreference deck so to speak .
My choices are
1) EAT forte- huge high mass turntable with- twice the size of 2 regas with wand uni pivot arm
2) Kuzma Stabi Reference 11 with Stogi arm
3) Vertere MG with SG arm
Any thoughts let me know.
By LWA Staff
Item: Dynavector KARAT 17D2 MKII Moving Coil Cartridge
Location: Len Wallis Audio HQ
Item Condition: Excellent Secondhand Condition
Payment Method: Credit Cards, Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfers, ZipPay
Shipping: We can shipping to anywhere in the 16 known universes
Extra Info: Take your vinyl payback to the next level with this excellent DV Karat 17D2 MKII. As with all cartridges we have inspected this one under the microscope (actual images included below) and it is in excellent condition.
(taken direct from the Dynavector website)
17D2MKll Karat Diamond is the first cartridge built using 'dispersion' theory. Its Micro-Ridge stylus and very short (1.7mm) solid diamond cantilever give a huge reduction in 'frequency dispersion', unmatched dynamics and a high frequency extension all the way up to 100kHz. The latest patented magnet circuit design increases the output to 0.26mV with crystal clear mid-range and treble even during the largest symphonic crescendos.
Features and Improvements:
Dynavector Karat is notable for its gemstone cantilever. This 1.7mm long and 0.25 mm in diameter solid diamond cantilever has its 0.06 square mm stylus mounting hole precision cut by a laser beam machining precess.The Micro Ridge of 0.06 square mm nude diamond stylus is carefully mounted in the cantilever. The armature of 0.9mm square and 0.4mm thick is much smaller than normal, upon which are wounded 70 turns per channel of 11 micron fine wire.
Due to the short rigid construction of the cantilever the 17D2MKll showed a flat frequency response up to 50KHz.
The New 17D2MKII now features Dynavector's unique magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism (patent) along with powerful Neodymium magnet that combine to eliminate any hardness or irritating edginess that commonly occurs in many moving coil cartridges. This has also enabled to increase the output of 0.26mV.
Type Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage 0.26mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation 25 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB), 20 - 100,000Hz
Compliance 15 mm/N
Tracking force 1.8 - 2.2 g
Impedance 32 ohms
Recommended load impedance > 100 ohms
Cantilever 1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond
Stylus tip Micro-Ridge
Weight 5.3 g
This is a valve phono stage. Hagerman has 3 versions .
I am not quite sure if ours are version 1 or 2.
I think the valves are: 2-12AX7, 1-12AU7 and 1-5Y3GT rectifier.
"ours" well it's a long story. Three or four years back after I noticed an ad in our classifieds "make an offer for 2 nearly completed Cornet phono stages starting at $250".
I bought them of these stages for $251. It is only very recently that I was told the kits were priced around $2k each.
Well you won't be surprised to hear that in the first instance they weren't quite the bargain they appeared to be.
Both builds were seriously botched.
"ours" well I gave 1 to @andyr as a thank you for allowing me to maintain his second system at my place.
Andy isn't a valve man so he didn't get his up and running and sent it to Duc @lovetube. Who after communication with Jim Hsggerman started pretty much from scratch and got it working.
There it rested for a year or so while I prevaricated. Andy proposed to sell his but offered it to me as a template for a tech to rebuild mine first.
The sting from his cattle prod got me to find a tech and deliver unto him the phonos.
This week they returned both work perfectly. Andy's had a small hum issue which the tech has eliminated. So it's not going to be for sale .
Great sound eminating from my system at the moment it's attached to a Magnapan arm with a Stanton WS 100 cart.
A month or two back we played Andys against the Cornet 3 and the 3 out performed the 2. We need to repeat the process I'm thinking a blind test might reverse that outcome.