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Dynavector DV 505

Bi-Axis Inertia Controlled Dynamic-Balance Type Tonearm

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Dynavector DV 505


The DV505 uses a radically different approach to tonearm design, using a unique bi-axis system.

The vertical sub-arm is extremely light to allow tracking of warps with ease, while the horizontal main arm is heavy enough to damp vibration.

Damping is achieved by both electro magnetic and inertia controlled systems, controlling arm resonance and allowing a flat frequency response.

The arm features a removable headshell for quick cartridge changes and 4 sub weights to allow the use of cartridges in the range 0-23g.


Overall length: 335mm (including headshell)

Effective length: 241mm

Overhang: 15mm

Offset angle: 21.5 degrees

Height: 72-94mm

Weight: 1250g


Extremely clean, smooth and open, it was nevertheless impressively musical and dynamic with rock solid tracking


brochure  English - Jeepo65

instruction/owners manual  English

instruction/owners manual  Francais

mounting template (not to scale)  English

DV 3A arm lifter setting manual  English Nihongo - schmelzer

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