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DS Audio Grand Master Optical Cartridge With Equalizer

$80,000

The Grand Master cartridge is a completely new design. The third generation of DS Audio’ s optical cartridge features a comprehensively re-designed optical system that provides the following improvements and benefits:

We have further developed the optical cartridge system by implementing independent LED’ s and photo-detectors (PD’ s) for the left and right channels. The result is that the cartridge output voltage is dramatically increased from 40mV to 70mV (a 75% increase) and channel separation is greatly improved

DS Audio Master 1 Optical Phono Cartridge With Equalizer

$34,900

The flagship of the DS Audio product lines, the new DS Master1 optical cartridge features the improved optical-mechanical design, wire-suspen sion, Sapphire cantilever and the micro-ridge stylus. The Master1 preamp/equalizer has the fully independent dual-mono discrete circuits with the single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, as well as three low frequency cutoff points.

DS Audio DS-W2 Optical Cartridge With Equalizer

$18,500

The DS-W2 is an ‘optical generator’ cartridge with a number of trickle-down technologies first implemented on the company’s flagship Master1 cartridge – “Emulating the Master” as DS Audio states. In the DS-W2 the optical ‘screen’ has been placed in close proximity to the stylus, a strategy that is said to provide better photo-electrical efficiency or conversion, and a higher level of information accuracy pulled from the vinyl’s grooves. Further groove-tracking improvements are via the DS-W2’s boron cantilever and re-engineered ‘Micro-Ridge’ stylus which is claimed to be an improvement over the DS-W1’s Shibata stylus, itself a highly-regarded stylus design. DS Audio has included an aesthetic feature in the handcrafted ‘Natural Rose Quartz’ LED indicator.

DS Audio DS003 Optical Phono Cartridge With Equalizer

$9,450

The DS003 cartridge is a completely new design. The third generation of DS Audio’ s optical cartridge features a comprehensively re-designed optical system that provides the following improvements and benefits:

We have further developed the optical cartridge system by implementing independent LED’ s and photo-detectors (PD’ s) for the left and right channels. The result is that the cartridge output voltage is dramatically increased from 40mV to 70mV (a 75% increase) and channel separation is greatly improved