Dynavector KARAT 17DX


SKU: KARAT-17DX Category:



    • Micro-ridge stylus
    • 1.7mm solid diamond cantilever
    • Magnetic flux damping
    • Solid brass body
    • Samarium-cobalt magnets

Drawing on Dynavector’s ‘dispersion theory’ that produced the original world first KARAT series Dynavector are indeed proud to announce the entirely new 17DX KARAT Diamond phono cartridge. As in the past KARAT series, the frequency response of the new KARAT 17DX at 20 to 20,000 Hz is ruler flat providing an extremely accurate groove tracking ability. However, several new features will ensure that the new 17DX will shortly gain the same legendary status and surpass its predecessors.

Features and Improvements

The rationale for the new KARAT 17DX was to significantly improve upon the now legendary original KARAT series. After exhaustive listening and technical research, the decision was made to incorporate a body machined from solid brass, Samarium-cobalt magnets for lower magnetic resistance, unmatched coil winding techniques and the incredible 1.7mm long solid diamond cantilever with Micro Ridge stylus all combining in a brand-new KARAT 17DX that will delight the listener, providing clear and articulate reproduction of analog recordings without a hint of harshness in the high frequency range.



1.7mm length Diamond cantilever is much smaller than conventional cantilever


Karat 17DX showed a ruler flat response from 100 Hz to 30KHz of under ± 0.5 dB


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Type low output moving coil cartridge
with flux damper and alnico magnet
Impedance 32 ohms
Output voltage 0.3mV (at 1kHz, 5cm/sec)  Recommended load impedance >30 ohms
Channel separation 25dB (at 1kHz) Cantilever  1.7mm length solid diamond
Frequency response 20 – 20kHz (±1dB) Stylus Micro Ridge diamond
Compliance 15 mm/N Weight 11.0 g
Tracking force 1.8 – 2.0g P75 PE Mode setting High R
Weight 0.5 kg


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