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DS Audio DS 002 Optical Phono Cartridge
The new DS Audio DS 002 optical phono cartridge combines the latest optical cartridge technology with a more budget-friendly price point. Featuring an aluminum cantilever and classic Shibata stylus, the DS 002’s optical screen is positioned closer to the stylus–a breakthrough in phono cartridge design allowing for more accurate reading of the information within the record groove.
“[The DS 002] simply has to be heard to be believed.” -Jonathan Valin The Absolute Sound
Rated among the top 5 most significant analog introductions at CES 2017 by Julie Mullins of The Absolute Sound
Like the more expensive DS Audio cartridges, the DS 002 cartridge body is machined from aluminum and echoes their distinctive design for best optical performance. The DS 002 features an aluminum cantilever and classic Shibata stylus to accurately reproduce the music recorded on the vinyl record album. The DS 002’s optical screen is placed near the stylus tip, together with a newly developed wire-suspension system to hold the cantilever. The new position of the optical screen is a breakthrough in phono cartridge design, providing a much more accurate reading of the groove information and contributing to clearer sound reproduction.
Notably, the cantilever is more precisely positioned within the newly developed wire-suspension system in the DS 002. This new structure provides a highly accurate and precise pivot point for the cantilever, increasing channel separation to reproduce the most accurate stereo image.
*Please note, the DS 002 optical phono cartridge requires a DS Audio preamp/equalizer for use.$2,250.00Phono CartridgeBuy Now
DS Audio DS Master1 Optical Phono Cartridge
The flagship of the DS Audio line, the DS Master1 optical cartridge features an improved optical-mechanical design, wire-suspension, sapphire cantilever and micro-ridge stylus.
Newly designed “Advanced Optical-mechanical” systemThe “advanced optical-mechanical” design enables us to position our newly designed micro-optic sensor unit closer to the stylus, resulting in a much shorter optical path length. Together with its wire-suspended cantilever, the DS Master1 provides the listener the ultimate in channel separation and sound quality.
Micro-ridge stylus mounted to a sapphire cantileverThe Micro-ridge stylus has a minimum-curvature radius and is mounted to a sapphire cantilever. This super low mass generator which eschews magnets and coils and is free of ultra-sonic ringing lets the Master1 reproduce every bit of musical information with stunning nuance and brilliant detail for flagship-level performance.
Advanced Material ScienceDuring the development phase of the DS Master1, no detail was overlooked. In the past two years, every aspect of the design and parts were re-evaluated to ensure the highest rigidity possible in the cartridge. From its Ultra duralumin body, to its amethyst power indicator window, we have carefully selected each component to ensure that we have a built a phono cartridge of the highest rigidity and quality.
*Please note, the DS Master1 optical phono cartridge requires a DS Audio preamp/equalizer for use.$7,500.00Phono CartridgeBuy Now