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Vintage DYNAVECTOR 20B High Output Moving Coil Phono Cartridge +++

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Hi, and welcome to my auction. Up for your bidding consideration is a vintage Dynavector 20B high output moving coil cartridge dating back to 1978 when I purchased it to complement my Micro Seiki turntable. This cartridge came in two varieties: either a tapered aluminum cantilever (model 20A) or with an ultra-rigid beryllium (model 20B). This is the Model 20B, which retailed for around $40 more than the 20A when I bought it. It is in excellent working condition, with a very conservative estimate of less than 100 hours playing time. This cartridge from Dynavector was highly regarded back in its day and still has a great reputation. In the July 1977 "HIGH FIDELITY" Issue the reviewer raved about its "spectacular clealiness...precise stereo imaging...(and its ability to)...extract more goodies from your older records than you might have imagined were there." The specifications (see photo gallery) were pretty impressive at the time. The high nominal 2mV output makes a step-up transformer unnecessary. Back in the 70's I was into stereo in a big way, constantly upgrading my separate components, eventually spending a total of $$$ on my system I am too embarassed to admit, a good chunk of change even without any adjustment for inflation. After paying almost $200 for this cartridge, I mounted in a universal head shell from ACC (which is included), and adjusted the overhang (gauge included) and tracking angle. (I lost my tracking angle template so it is not included here.) Next, I A-B'd this cartridge against a Shure and a Grado, moving magnet types. I then auditioned all types of music. It was tough but a lot of fun! I eventually settled for the Grado for no other reason than the Grado's ability to track at .1 or .2 of a gram less tracking force. I was needlessly paranoid about record wear. So, the Dynavector 20B, arguably a much better cartridge, sat in a receptable on my Micro Seiki turntable (see the photo gallery-you can almost see the sad expression on the 20B from being so dissed). Once in a while I would switch out the Grado, add a 1/4 of gram tracking force, and listen to the 20B. Oh, Wow! Then midnight came and the 20B went back into its holder looking somewhat miffed but impressive nonetheless. I told my friends that I used the 20B for classical music (i.e. actual music) and the Grado was for rock. I was such an audiophile snob! Ok, the fun is over, so now let's get serious... Please examine the over-sized gallery photos to glean for yourself the cosmetic condition. Included in this auction: Dynavector 20B high output moving coil cartridge Protective plastic stylus cover Univeral head shell (lools like an ACC generic version) One overhang template Original copy of a Dynavector promo brochure Copy of the July 1977 "High Fidelity" review The cartridge along with the accesories will be shipped in one box. The brochure and review will be scanned and emailed to you if you are the winning bidder. NOTE: Although the cartridge is mounted in a universal type head shell, I will assume that you have some technical know-how with regard to setting the overhang, tracking angle, tracking force, anti-skate, etc. Please consult the High Fidelity review and the mfg brochure for some guidance in this area. If there is anything in this listing I have overlooked, just send me an email and I will respond right away. I am setting a low minimum bid to generate some buyer interest. There is a 7 day, no hassle, money back guarantee. Domestic shipping only. No International shipping. From experience, it is just too much of a hassle. I'm sorry... PayPal only, please. Good Luck in the Auction!

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