For more than 35 years Dynavector have established an enviable reputation for producing affordable high quality moving coil cartridges. Notably high output models that are designed to work with MM inputs negating the necessity for equipment change or the use of setup devices required for low output cartridges. The outstanding performance of the Dynavector high output moving coil cartridges can be attributed to the exclusively Dynavector designed coil winding machine capable of utilizing extremely fine coil wire providing a high output to mass ratio.
DV-20X has a solid aluminum alloy body and a rigid magnet construction similar to XX-2MKII. The cantilever is a 6mm length of hard aluminum pipe with a Micro-Ridge stylus. The magnetic flux damping and softened magnetism along with powerful neodymium magnets gives the 20X2H a healthy 2.8 mV output - suitable for most MM inputs. The 20X2L has an output of 0.3 mV ideal for most MC phono stages.
Both high and low versions of their 20X2 are available ensure for the optimum end result. The high output model is well suited to valve preamplifiers or electronics that only offer MM inputs whilst the low output version offers superb performance when combined with dedicated moving coil inputs. Tech Radar Review
This is a powerful, precise, revealing and open cartridge that warrants hi-res ancillaries, but will work a treat in any respectable turntable. In other words, the search for a Dynavector that we don't like will have to go on! 6 Moons Review
Dynavector already had an acclaimed winner in the entry-level 10X5 (no entry-level performance there!) and I can happily report that the 20X-2 is now part of that same exalted league, adding a lot of refinement, openness and resolution whilst remaining somewhat affordable. If that does not warrant a Blue Moon nothing will. Adventures In high Fidelity Audio Review
There is no doubt that the Dynavector DV20X2L benefits from their continuous research and technology derived from previous flagship products. It features a sizeable dose of the high end for a very real-world price, giving superb presentation and insight into my precious collection. It does make me wonder what riches are on offer from the XX2 and even more lofty offerings, but I had better exercise restraint. In fact, I think that the DV20X2L could hold its own in much higher priced company and I can think of no better compliment for it. Highly recommended. Positive Feedback Review of the 20X (Prior Version)
I could hear fingers tracing the strings, fretwork, the soundboard and box of the guitar, the strings’ reverb. Damn! The players were spread from corner to corner in the living room. They kept changing positions on every other song, or the engineer was drunk, or maybe I was. The music sounded good enough for my oldest son to exclaim, "That may be the best blues record I’ve ever heard." Well, at 22 he hasn’t heard that many, but the Dynavector can create some excitement!