September 20, 2022
With independent LEDs and photo-detectors for both left and right channels to increase output voltage.
DS Audio is launching the third generation of its optical cartridge, called the DS-W3.
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The cartridge features independent LEDs and photo-detectors for both left and right channels to increase output voltage to 70mV, from 40mV.
DS Audio has also reduced the weight, using beryllium instead of aluminium to lower the cartridge’s weight to 0.74mg, compared to 1.56mg for the second gen iteration.
It requires its own equaliser / phono stage, with the company also upgrading its equaliser.
The DS Audio DS-W3 and equaliser are available together for £12,995, while the cartridge is available separately for £4,995, and the equaliser for £9,495.
Head to DS Audio’s website for more info.