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SOLD - FOR SALE: Extremely Rare Dynavector DV-30A (HOMC) cartridge in Original BOX with Manual (Japan,1978)

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Info: Extremely Rare Dynavector DV-30A (HOMC) cartridge in Original BOX with Manual (Japan,1978)

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Date Posted: Oct 11, 17 14:44 (PST)
Edited: Dec 20, 17 6:42
About Seller: chakster
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This Dynavector DV-30A was released in Japan 1 year before the Karat series and 4 years before the fabulous Karat Nova with similar frequency response. The first high output Moving Coil Dynavector DV-30 series was the next generation of the Ultimo cartridges. The Ultimo’s were manufactured by Onlife Research Inc., which later became Dynavector. The 30-series was introduced in 1978 with 3 different models DV-30A, DV-30B and DV-30C. Till the early 80s it was top of the line Dynavector models!

*A = Aluminum cantilever, Shibata needle - this is the one i got here for you (fully original package). ***
B = Berilium cantilever, Shibata needle - this the one i saw for up to 1600 Euro and this is almost identical HOMC model.
C = Boron cantilever, Paroc needle - this the one i have never seen for sale and this is totally different LOMC beast.

Dynavector 30 series cartridges feature the very attractive headshell integrated as one piece. The headshell was designed for the ease of fixing to almost all conventional sme type tonearms in addition to careful treatment of multi resonance problems in the headshell. The effective length and the azimuth angle of the cartridge can be adjusted +/- 3mm and +/- 5 degrees according to the tonearm condition in use's hand by loosening a screw bolt.

Recognized as the absolutely top class, Dynavector DV30 high output MC cartridges are renowned for their accurate music reproduction. Unlike other types, their output voltage is the direct result of a coil moving in a very strong magnetic field. The advantages of this system, are extended dynamic range, wire, flat frequency response and improved transient response. The secret lies in the micro proportions of the coil. A coil frame of mere 1,8mm square contains over 400 turns of ultra-thin 11-micron meter wire wound at 90 degrees to one other. The micron precision gives the high output type MC cartridges an output voltage of 1,8mV. Which means that they don't require a step-up transformer (SUT) or Pre-Preamplifier (Headamp). This makes then more affordable and puts high performance stereophonic disc reproduction within reach of every serious music lover. No Moving Margent cartridge can match them in performance.

Dynavector DV-30 series of cartridges are computer-designed. The high performance characteristics of their unique cantilever and stylus assemblies have won Dynavector MC cartridges world acclaim. The DV 30-series possess ultimate phase characteristics and tracking ability. The kind that modern record cutting techniques demand. Use of modern materials and advanced design technology give the new 30-series their light weight and very attractive appearance. Moreover, their integrated design permits then to the used with all sme type tonearms. However, to ensure 100% performance from the cartridge, the Dynavector DV-505 bi-axis, inertia controlled, dynamic balance type tonearm is recommended. Each Dynavector MC cartidge is thoroughly factory tested.


I'm selling my Dynavector DV-30A in perfect condition in original jewelry box with company logo inside, dynavector cardbox also included. Full set contains a manual with tech specs and a bit of history, a key to adjust the azimuth/overhang, stylus guard, and plastic protector for headshell connectors. Everything is in excellent condition. This is collectible unit, it was tested several times on my Sony pua-7 tonearm, but it has very low hrs of use, because i have many vintage cartridges in rotation! So the sound quality is incredibly good compared to other cartridges. I'm sure you can use it for a long time. Cantilever is perfectly centered, the damper also in excellent condition. In my opinion this is the best headshell integrated cartridge, fully adjustable, amazing design, so futuristic even for the 80s era. Throught the beautiful Ruby side pannels you can see what's inside. This cartridge can be used with MM or MC phono stage, try different loading to find the optimal sound in your own system and you will be surprised how good it is. This HOMC cartridge can compete not only with top of the line vintage MM cartridges, but also can beat some of the very expensive LOMC cartridges. The right amplification of the HOMC cartridges is much easier than LOMC, you can save money (and time) on SUTs and expensive MC phono stages if you use top quality vintage HOMC (1.8 mV) cartrige like this Dynavector DV-30A. It was a way ahead of its time when it was introduced. It will be very hard to find another one in such a good condition! Dynavector Nude Shibata is a great stylus profile. Satisfaction guaranteed. This cartridge rarely turns up for sale compared to some other models by Dynavector, this DV30 is rare as the Karat Nova!

See what Mr. Van Den Hul think about DV-30 series:
"This Dynavector DV-30 was one of the best Dynavector cartridge they made. You can read on the other side my inscriptions about when and what. The cantilever is made of beryllium, an actually not used material anymore. It was at the time a very high respected cartridge.There was the 30 A: Aluminum cantilever. The 30 B with a beryllium cantilever and the 30 C with a boron cantilever.The A & B had equal output, when I do remember well. The C was much lower because there was an air-coil. The suspension wire was always from nylon.Tracking force was 1,75 gram. With Best Regards" - Aalt Jouk Van Den Hul

For more than 40 years Dynavector has been producing very high quality moving coil cartridges in Japan. The stunning performance of Dynavector high output moving coil cartridges can be attributed to the exclusive Dynavector designed coil winding machine capable of utilizing extremely fine coil wire providing a high output to mass ratio. This was the top of the line models from late 70’s, Extremely Rare nowadays!

Dynavector Shibata Stylus Type III stylus tip:
Diamond-tipped improved Nude Shibata Type III stylus made exclussively for 2-channel stereo reproduction. The fast wave propagation characteristics of tapered alluminum (cantilever), combined with a flat frequency response and greater tracking ability, achieve a dynamic range and tonal subtleties not previously obtainable from records. And a new rubber compound is used to ensure more effective damping. Every tonal nuance from lows to highs is picked up to give you a new listening experience!

Output Voltage : 1.8mV at 1kHz
Separation : over 20db at 1kHz
Stylus Special : Nude Shibata type III
Armature Material : Super permalloy
Cantilever : Tapered aluminum
Compliance : 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Wiring Resistance : 200 ohms
Recomended Tracking Force 1.5 (± 0.3) grams
Total Weight 19 grams
Effective Lenght : 50mm ± 3mm adjustable
Azimuth Angle ± 5 degrees adjustable


*** PAYMENT: I will invoice the buyer via PayPal, but i do not accept Euro, ONLY USD (i will use XE online currency converter for the actual currency rate on the date of purchace). Check my ebay feedbacks!

*** Declared value: just tell me the amount you want to be declared for custom control and i will do that.


Very Rare DYNAVECTOR DV-30a (HOMC) cartridge in original box with manual. Perfect condition!

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