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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