Dynavector DV 20×2 Moving Coil Cartridge






“First up, the Dynavector 20×2 H was installed in a Rega RP6 turntable with its RB303 tonearm … I would certainly recommend this combo, the excellent timing and pace of the Rega is nicely balanced by the Dynavector’s full and rich sound – so much so that this aspect of it did not become apparent until I tried it on a different turntable … The result was top-notch light entertainment from one album to the next thanks to plentiful levels of detail, rich bass and a very high degree of musical engagement … It focuses on the sound of the instruments, and the way they are played, and that includes voices” 

“Rega owners will be hard pressed to find a better moving coil cartridge at this price …  it’s a clear case of making a good match between turntable and cartridge.” 

“Overall then, a very fine cartridge, well worth shelling out for!” 

“5 star. Hi Fi Choice recommended.” 

“It achieves a degree of openness that’s truly mesmerising” 

Jason Kennedy Hi Fi Choice


“Dynavector already had an acclaimed winner in the entry level 10X5 (no entry-level performance there!) and I can happily report that the 20X2 is now part of that same exalted league, adding a lot of refinement, openess and resolution whilst remaining somewhat affordable. If that does not warrant a Blue Moon nothing will.”                                



“The 20XL is one hell of a cartridge.” 

“My foot starts tapping with the very first note, my attention grabbed by the music, not by the sound.”

“After about five hours I found out that it was a killer cartridge. It kept improving with every record” 

“If you want music, the Dyna is superb!” 

“Back to Clara and Mozart. This is a most beautiful performance of this piece! With the Dynavector we hear Haskil at what must be her interpretive best, and the Vienna Symphony also seems to be in top form. I’ve listened to this recording half dozen times now – I’ve been seduced! With the Dynavector, I can fall into this recording and be a very happy man.” 

“With the 20XL, the recording made me forget a couple of times that I was in my living room and placed me in the rear of the concert hall (this is mono, remember). I felt like I had surreptitiously entered while the orchestra was doing its final rehearsal.”

“I was blown away by those nimble fingers of Ms. Haskil as she traversed the keyboard. What astounded me was how the bass was protrayed – gorgeous and lifelike, and this is a 46 year-old recording!” 

“If the Dynavector were a woman I’d divorce my wife and marry the 20XL in a heartbeat!” 

“but nothing, nothing I’ve ever heard captures it like the Dynavector 20X-L” 

“The final I want to tell you about is Blues Hoot, with Lightin’ Hopkins, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. With the Dynavector, it has a nice, warm, you-are-there sound. I can’t remember any cartridge presenting acoustic guitar as beautifully as the Dyna. I could hear the 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.” 

“I love the sound of the 20X-L so much I had to keep it, and let me tell you, I don’t like spending money during the summer. Substitute teachers don’t get paid for not teaching! But I wanted that music.” 

Mike Peshkin. Positive Feedback




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.

Features and Improvements

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.




To read the full review of the Dynavector 20×2 by Mike Peshkin in Positive Feedback click here

To read the full review of the Dynavector 20×2 by Frederic Beudot in 6 Moons click here

To read the full review of the Dynavector 20×2 by Jason Kennedy in Tech Radar click here