Dynavector DV-17D3


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)
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  • Micro-ridge stylus
  • 1.7mm solid diamon cantilever
  • Magnetic flux damping



The main change to the new Dynavector 17D3 is an improvement in the design of the front yoke. This appears, on the surface, to be a small difference yet contributes to a greatly improved overall performance justifying a model number change.

The new yoke improves focus in the magnetic circuit and in combination with the flux damping mechanism and softened magnetism (patent) gives accurate sonic qualities leading to a very natural sound. The change has also enabled a useful increase in output to 0.3mV.

The Dynavector Karat is notable for its gemstone cantilever. This 1.7mm long by 0.25mm diameter solid diamond cantilever has its 0.06 square mm stylus mounting hole precision cut by laser. The Micro Ridge Stylus of 0.06 square mm nude diamond is securely and accurately bonded to the cantilever.

The armature of 0.9mm square and 0.4mm thick is much smaller than normal, upon which are wound 60 turns per channel of 12 micron fine wire.

17D3 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 0.3mV with crystal clear mid-range and treble even during the largest symphonic crescendos.

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Type  Low output moving coil cartridge with flux damper and softened magnetism
Output Voltage  0.3mV (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 x 10-6 cm/dyn
Tracking force  1.8 – 2.2grams
DC resistance  R=38 ohms
Recommended load
 > 100 ohms
Cantilever  1.7mm length, 0.25dia solid diamond
Stylus  Micro-Ridge
Weight  5.3 grams


Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg

1 review for Dynavector DV-17D3

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Greg Hasking

    I purchased this cartridge to replace a Denon DL304 on my highly modified Rega setup – the Planar 3 now has Origin Live power suply and DC200 motor, and a Boston acoustics graphite mat, and the RB300 arm has an Origin Live structural mod as well as silver external rewire, through a Metaxas Charisma pre-amp and ME500 amp to Duntech Baron speakers.

    There’s a burn-in period of several; hours durinjg which the impressive out-of-the-box sound gains in dynamics and complexity. The final improvement in dynamics and clarity is astonishinmg – even she who had to approve the purchase agrees – and there remains all the naturalness that is vinyl. A colleague’s comment on hearing it played – ‘I haven’t been hearing half what’s on my records!’

    HIghly recommended!

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