The DV XX-2 MKII features Alnico-5 magnet and the similar rigid construction to the Te Kaitora Rua. Alnico magnets have 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's also the additional advantage of low magnetic and electrical resistance contributing to a discernable improvement in sound quality.
The XX-2MKII also features a 6 mm solid boron cantilever fitted with a Pathfinder Line contact stylus. PCOCC (pure copper ohno continuous casting process) copper wire is used for the coil. The output voltage of 0.28mV is higher than that of the XX-2 and 6 ohms impedance are suited to most moving coil phono stages. The XX-2 MKII cartridge body is machined from 7075 aluminium the hardest available but has a total weight of only 8.9 grams.
||Low output moving coil cartridge with Alnico magnet and Flux damper
||0.28mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
||30 dB (at 1KHz)
||1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
||20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
||1.8 - 2.2 g
|Recommended load impedance
||> 30 ohms
||6mm length 0.3 mm dia. solid boron
||PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron