DS 002 OPTICAL 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

About

DS 002 OPTICAL CARTRIDGE

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.

Additional information

Output Voltage

500mV

Stylus shape

Shibata

Internal ohms

N/A

Loading range

N/A

Weight

8.1g

Tracking

1.6 – 1.8g (1.7g recommended)

Retail

$2,250

Warranty

1 Year

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