DS Audio DS-E1 Optical Phono Cartirdge with EQ Unit

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DS Audio DS-E1 Optical Cartridge

No Phonostage required! The cartridge comes with its own EQ unit that plugs directly into Preamplifier!
Using vibration system of the same design as DS Master 1 and DS-W2 and DS002 DS-E1 has a wire suspension mechanism which is the same design as DS Master 1 and DS-W 2 and DS002 By implementing it, you realize high channel separation and stable music playback. Moreover, by arranging the position of the slit at the position close to the needle point, it is possible to retrieve information with higher freshness. Aluminum Cantilever with Elliptical needle Like the more expensive DS Audio cartridges, the DS-E1 cartridge body is machined from aluminum and echoes their distinctive design for best optical performance. The DS 002 features an aluminum cantilever and Elliptical needle to accurately reproduce the music recorded on the vinyl record album. Small size, big performance The DS-E1 equalizer employs an operational amplifier at the heart of its amplification circuit, greatly reducing the number of components required. This also allows the DS-E1 to posses an extremely compact form factor, around 1/3 the size of the DS-002 equalizer, whilst still offering the world leading performance you have come to expect from DS Audio. Proudly manufactured in Japan The DS-E1 features precision machined aluminum casework, an element it shares in common with its illustrious stable-mates. Each DS-E1 is manufactured by hand in DS Audio’s facility in Sagamihara City.

Manufacturer's website DS AUDIO


DS Audio DS-E1 Specifications:

Signal output Photo-electric Conversion

Channel separation 24db more(1KHz)

Weight 8.1g

Output signal level 50mV more

Canti-lever Alminum

Body material Alminum

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

Stylus Elliptical Needle


Output voltage 500mV(1kHz)

Output impedance 120Ω

Pre amp input impedance More than 10kΩ

Input terminal RCA terminal

Output terminal RCA terminal (Switch two outputs with switch)

Size W20cm×H7cm×D16cm

Weight 1.4kg


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