Dynavector was founded by the late Dr Tominari, an expert in magnetics at Tokyo University. His detailed understanding of the physics of magnetic fields accounts for his unsurpassed cartridge designs. Dynavector has a reputation for building excellent moving coil cartridges. All have lively dynamics and palpability. Moving up the range delivers better detail resolution and imaging precison.
Also, see the Dynavector 507 MkII tonearm
XV-1tDynavector's ultimate low output moving coil cartridge with multi Alnico magnets and flux damper. £5500
XV-1SFor many years, Dynavector's top of the line and a benchmark for tracking, dynamics and sophisitication. £3295
Te Kaitora RuaContinually refined design, now with PCOCC wire coils and a titanium headpiece. £1999
XX-2MKIIexhibits deep powerful bass, treble is both clear and lively possessing none of the hardness found in many moving coil designs. £999
Karat 17D3Distinguished by its 1.7 mm long diamond cantilever for low effective moving mass and extended frequency response. £699
DV-20XAluminium body and cantilever. Available in either low or high output. £449. DV-10X5 also available at £295
The 507 is a beautiful tone arm, superbly crafted and a dream to set up and use. Its design is unique in allowing low inertia in the vertical axis (to accommodate record warp) and high inertia in the lateral axis. It is a superb performer, and unusual in not adding its own sonic imprint to the music played. Sadly overlooked in the UK due to the fashion for sprung sub-chassis isolation, however well worth considering for use with a solid turntable.