Also, I got a Dyna 20B Type 2 High-Output MC at the same time, also NOS. Any opinions on it? I’ve only heard a couple of Hi-Output MCs I like... but haven’t tried many. Nor this one yet.
It was before the company changed its name from Ultimo to Dynavector.
Even series 30 was described in the catalog as Ultimo/Dynavector.
Can’t say anything about 20B, but 30A was beautiful headshell intergated design, here
is mine in the box
, it was "A" with aluminum cantilever
. 30B is even better, but also HOMC (1.8mV).
However, the best of the best was LOMC (0.18mV) 30C with Boron cantilever!
If you need a quite from Van Den Hul:
"This Dynavector DV-30 was one of the best Dynavector cartridge they made. I have retipped this cartridge already a long time ago. 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..."
- Aalt Jouk Van Den Hul
Series 20 is much cheaper.
Comparing my series 30 (high output MC) to some of the best MM i can say that MM are definitely better, but the design of those Dyna 30 series is lovely, i wish they could sound better. Choosing between HOMC and LOMC - the low output is better. Choosing between nice HOMC and nice MM - the Moving Magnet is better.
My 23RS MR
and 17DS mkII
are so much better, i believe in evolution of Dynavector MC cartridges.