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DS Audio DS-W2 Optical Cartridge + Equalizer

11.500

Available on backorder

Cartridge

World beating optical cartridge technology

The DS-W2 is the successor to our DS-W1 optical cartridge design, which was award- ed the title of world’s best phono cartridge by two major audio magazines in Germany: Stereo and Audio. This praise helped to establish the popularity of our unique technology, setting a high standard and paving the way for further development. The extensive advancements and refinements of the DS-W2 design have resulted in performance that is far in excess of the already impressive DS-W1.

Boron Cantilever with Micro-ridge stylus

The DS-W2 is equipped with a boron cantilever and Micro-Ridge stylus representing a further upgrade from the Shibata stylus used on its predecessor DS-W1.

This combination precisely traces the record groove and yields the utmost quality of sonic reproduction.
A hand-crafted, “Natural Rose quartz” LED indicator adds an eye-catching detail to this unique piece of audio technology.

Equalizer

Upgraded equalizer featuring a sophisticated power supply

The DS-W2 equalizer houses 12 large capacitors, each with 56000μF capacity; more thanthose normally found in a phono pre-amplifier. In use, the benefits of this design choice are obvious, with fantastic musical control and an effortless presentation. A 1.5mm thick pure copper plate bus-bar is employed to connect these capacitors, ensuring maximum power transfer. This also functions as a shielding plate for the transformer, revealing more low-lev- el musical detail.

All of the improvements of the DS-W2 equalizer have created a component three times larger than the predecessor DS-W1, and sonic performance is of an even greater magni- tude. The result is ultimate enjoyment from your record collection.
Expect to hear more from DS Audio.

Fully balanced XLR output

Offering a choice of outputs and low frequency response options, the DS-W2 preamp/equalizer features two sets of RCA and XLR outputs and two separate low frequency cut-off points.

Hand-made in Japan circuit board

Every component part used in our products is tested and evaluated by our expert Japanese technicians.
In addition to using a specially printed circuit board, twist-connection of the compo- nentlegsisfurtherevidenceofDSAudio’ s excellent attention to detail.

Each and every product is hand-made and quality assured by our skilled engineers.

Technical Specifications

DS-W2 Optical Cartridge

Signal output: Photo-electric Conversion

Channel separation: 25db more(1KHz)

Weight: 8.1g

Output signal level: 50mV more

Canti-lever: Boron

Body material: Aluminum

Needle pressure: 1.6g~1.8g(1.7g is recommended)

Stylus: Micro Ridge

 

DS-W2 Equalizer for Optical Cartridge

Output voltage: 500mV(1kHz)

Output impedance: RCA 120Ω XLR 600Ω

Pre amp input impedance: More than 10kΩ

Input terminal: RCA terminal

Output terminal: RCA terminal×2,
XLR terminal×2

Size: W43cm×H10.7cm×D38.4cm

Weight: 12.0kg

SOUND ODYSSEY BV
Brandstraat 28
9255 Buggenhout
Belgium