DS Audio

Discover the world’s only optical cartridge

Just launched in the UK, Japanese DS Audio’s revolutionary DS-W1 is the world’s only optical cartridge. Unlike previous ‘non-contact’ systems which used lasers to read record grooves, DS Audio’s design is a pure analogue contact system that uses a conventional stylus and cantilever. Instead of relying on electromagnetic induction, it uses an LED to detect stylus vibration. This completely eliminates the electromagnetic frictional force that is a ‘fact of life’ in all MM and MC cartridge designs. DS Audio part of the Digital Stream Corporation who co-created (with Microsoft) the optical mouse.

Where to find DS Audio at the show

See DS Audio in Room 209 on the 2nd Floor and in Room 220 on the 2nd Floor

Room 209

If you think state-of-the-art equals off-the-chart expensive, join us to discover a raft of affordable innovations. Clearaudio’s Innovation Basic turntable translates key elements of the brand’s coveted Innovation series into a more compact and budget-friendly design. Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launches its brand new entry-level DS-E1 model, halving the cost of optical technology. Together, they will power the unique and multi award-winning ‘back-to-the-wall’ Larsen 8 loudspeaker. Plus Furutech’s performance-enhancing cables, connectors and accessories, including the incredible NCF Booster.

Room 220

If you think high-end hi-fi’s just for those with big rooms and bigger budgets, come and hear several masters of affordable musicality, including Clearaudio’s multi award-winning Concept turntable package (“a conceptual masterpiece” – What Hi-Fi?). Plus the brilliantly home-friendly ‘flush-against-the-wall’ Larsen 4 loudspeaker, whose uniquely positioned drivers create an impressive soundstage even in modest spaces. And, speaking of smart solutions, discover IsoTek’s renowned range of power conditioning systems, designed to cost-effectively protect and upgrade your audio components’ performance.

New Product Launches: IsoTek EVO3 Syncro Uni; IsoTek EVO3 Gemini.


08.02.19    Optical Phono Cartridge Pioneer DS Audio Launches New Entry Level DS-E1
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