Vertere XtraX Moving Coil Cartridge


Vertere XtraX Moving Coil Cartridge

Vertere XtraX High-Resolution Cartridge

XtraX follows Vertere's hugely popular Mystic moving coil cartridge and improves upon it in every area. Lower tip mass, a stiffer, faster cantilever attached to a very low mass cross coil in a time-constant magnetic – a combination known internally as "Direct Drive" - delivers a highly musical, high definition, and powerful, engaging performance.

Representing a major leap forward in moving coil cartridge design, XtraX defies expectation at every level - from its nude diamond micro-elliptical stylus and telescopic cantilever, to its single-piece aluminium chassis and four-point generator fixing. XtraX achieves previously unattainable levels of musical connection, presence, and jaw dropping harmonic definition, bringing your music to life like never before.

  • The body is precision CNC machined from solid aluminium alloy and hard anodised.
  • Threaded body to accept the supplied stainless steel thumb screws for correct coupling of the cartridge body to the tonearm headshell.
  • Three specifically designed contact points CNC machined into the top of the body that provide the exact mechanical coupling required.
  • Alignment ridge on the front top that assists mounting XtraX to any Vertere tonearm.
  • The low-mass generator utilises a Samarium-Cobalt magnet with a low-mass cross coil made of pure virgin copper wires.
  • The low-mass generator is mounted into the high-mass body using a Quad-Point Contact with Four Stainless' Spike' Screws for optimum support and control of unwanted mechanical vibrations.
  • The telescopic aluminium tube cantilever utilising two different aluminium materials - maximises stiffness without a massive high Q peak.
  • Nude Micro Elliptical single crystal diamond stylus tip for maximum tracking ability without compromising the high-frequency response or increasing surface noise.
  • Square shank diamond assembly maximises alignment precision, consistency and rigidity.
  • Wideband frequency response of below 10Hz to 45kHz.
  • Output of 0.45mV will provide a lifelike dynamic range with depth and precision. 
  • Generator Type: Moving Coil 
  • Output: 0.45mV (@ 5cm/sec.)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 45kHz 
  • Coil Impedance (per Channel): 40Ω per channel
  • Recommended Tracking Weight: 2.05g (1.90g - 2.10g)
  • Recommended Load: 850Ω - 1k5Ω. 0pF - Max. 470pF
  • Cantilever: Aluminium - Telescopic 
  • Magnet Type: Samarium-Cobalt
  • Mounting to Stylus: ≈ 7.8 mm
  • Headshell to Stylus: ≈ 18.5 mm
  • Diamond Profile: Nude Micro Elliptical (7.5 x 15.5 µm)
  • Dynamic Compliance: 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne (@ 100Hz)
  • Channel Balance: Better than 1dB
  • Channel Separation: >28dB
  • Generator Fixing: Special Quad-Point Contact Four Stainless'  Spike' Screws
  • Head-shell Mounting: Vertere Tri-point M2.5 Threaded Fixing Holes
  • Weight: 11.2g

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