Dynavector Te Kaitora Rua MC-cartridge
The original Te Kaitora cartridge was the result of collaboration between Dynavector Japan and Dynavector New Zealand. The Te Kaitora allowed analogue enthusiasts to embark on a voyage of discovery to the outer limits of vinyl reproduction. The improved Te Kaitora Rua continues the journey by incorporating many of the newest features of its Dynavector stable-mates, the XV-1s and XX-2. The Te Kaitora Rua has even managed to improve on the original's silk-like treble and openness.
Note: Te Kaitora means "The Discoverer" in the language of the NZ Maori people, Rua, is "the second version".
- The wire for the coil has been changed to the PCOCC copper wire from the silver wire.
It sounds a much smoother and has a much better musical performance.
- A titanium headpiece for maximum ridgity along with a miniature stainless steel bolt coupling the front and rear yokes
to the magnetic circuit assembly.
- A 6mm long boron cantilever with the Pathfinder (PF) line contact stylus as used with both Dynavector XV-1s and XX-2.
- The ingenious square shaped armature and matching square shaped aperture in the front yoke providing much improved linearity
in the magnetic flux distribution.
Type: low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and alnico magnet
Output Voltage: 0.26mV (at 1KHz, 5cm/sec.)
Channel Separation: 30 dB (at 1KHz)
Channel balance: 1.0 dB (at 1KHz)
Frequency response: 20 - 20,000Hz (± 1dB)
Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force: 1.8 - 2.2 grams
DC resistance: R=5 ohms
Recommended load impedance: >30 ohms
Cantilever: 6mm length solid boron
Stylus: PF Line contact shape, stylus radius: 7 x 30 micron
Weight: 9.8 grams