DS AUDIO E1 OPTICAL CARTRIDGE
“I think it could be the sixth biggest game-changer in cartridges in three decades. The other five? its older siblings” - Ken Kessler, Hi Fi News 2019
“It would be easy to call the DS Audio E1 optical cartridge and equalizer a benchmark at the $3k price point. I think it’s easily a benchmark at twice, maybe even three times that price.” - Jeff Dorgay, Tone Audio USA
DS Audio’s E1 entry level optical cartridge, achieves a performance level well beyond expectation and price range. The sonic qualities and resolution far exceed what one normally associates with an elliptical stylus and aluminum cantilever. That's because it features the technological advances found in all DS optical cartridges. In terms of background noise level, transient speed, and tonal accuracy, the DS E1 is obviously ahead of conventional transducers at a similar or much higher price bracket.
|Signal Output||Phono-electric Conversion|
|Output Signal Level||> 500mV (at Equalizer output)|
|Channel Separation||> 24dB|
|Tracking Force||1.6 ~ 1.8 grams (1.7 grams is recommended)|