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 Post subject: Dynavector Karat 23RS-MR
PostPosted: 17 Jan 2016, 17:07 
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Hi, A little while back I managed to get aDynavector 23RS-MR cartridge. RS = specially selected, MR = micro ridge stylus. This is the second Dynavector I have owned. The first was a 10X5 high output moving coil cartridge. It was a great sounding one and worked well in any tonearm I put it in. Sadly it got dinged. I had it repaired and managed to ding it again. Fumble fingers. Still in the year I had it, it was a great cartridge. The 23RS-MR is something else. A low output moving coil cartridge that was discontinued about 15 years ago. The current model is a 17RS. The one I got was professionally retipped and was like new. The quality of the sound is so far above everything else I have tried that it is amazing. Superior clarity and full range response. Great separation, sound stage and tracks extremely well. Right now it is in an Origin Live arm on my diy Dual 701 turntable. Every LP I play sounds so much nicer that it is like getting a new record collection. So...if you ever get the chance to pick one of these or one of the newer "karats" at a good price go for it. You will not be sorry. BTW used ones can be rebuilt by Needle Clinic or Soundsmith for a fair price (keeping in mind that a new Karat is over $1000). The 10X5 BTW has been discovered and the price has gone from (list) $450 to 550 in the past year. A really nice medium range cartridge, just not in the same game as the Karat.

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Bruce

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