DS AUDIO DS002 WITH EQ
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.
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.
The DS 002 phono stage includes a robust, updated power supply featuring a special shielding structure to keep out RF and self-noise while delivering outstanding signal-to-noise performance.
DS 002 PHONO STAGE
When designing the DS 002, we carefully evaluated each component of the phono stage. The updated power supply is a key part in the new design. To ensure a high-quality power source for the phono stage, ten 33000μF capacitors are used, providing effortless power for the highest level of sound quality.
For outstanding signal-to-noise performance, we have incorporated a special shielding structure in the phono stage design of the DS 002. This shield both isolates internal noise from the power supply while also blocking external RF and other environmental noise. The shield is 1.5mm thick and covers the entire transformer, which ensures the best signal-to-noise performance of the DS 002 phono stage.
*Please note, the DS 002 phono stage is only compatible with DS Audio optical phono cartridges
1.6 – 1.8g (1.7g recommended)