Category Archives: DS Audio

Optical cartridge pioneer DS Audio launches new flagship: the Master 1

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In 2013 DS Audio pioneered the world’s only optical phono cartridge, the DS-W1, which was an immediate hit in its native Japan. International distribution soon followed, as did rave reviews from the worldwide audiophile press. Now the company is proud to announce its new flagship, the Master 1.

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“So different – and so special”: Roy Gregory reviews DS Audio’s DS-W1 optical cartridge for Hi-Fi Plus

While electro-magnetic pick-up technology continues to dominate the vinyl scene, there have always been alternatives or variations on the theme, suggests Roy Gregory, writing in the June 2016 issue of Hi-Fi Plus.

“It’s not too hard to understand why,” he surmises, “gives the all too audible flaws inherent in, and challenges presented by, both moving-magnet and moving-coil designs. Throw in the essential mechanical crudity of the process and it’s hardly surprising that designers and end-users alike crave a more sophisticated and elegant solution.”

The solution under review is Japanese DS Audio’s DS-W1 optical cartridge.

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David Denyer PR clients pull out all the stops at Hi-Fi Show Live 2015

Now in its third year, specialty high-end audio event Hi-Fi Show Live is rapidly becoming a highlight of the UK consumer tech calendar.

Hosted by Hi-Fi News magazine, the show took place on 24-25 October 2015 in Windsor, UK, and featured some of the very finest audio brands on the planet.

More than ten brands from the DDPR client portfolio exhibited at the show, pulling out all the stops to deliver an impressive range of demos, workshops, new product launches and advance sneak previews. Continue reading David Denyer PR clients pull out all the stops at Hi-Fi Show Live 2015

Hi-Fi News Yearbook: ADL, DS Audio & Gamut among ‘ultimate’ hi-fi of 2015

It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, but a feast of dreams nonetheless! Every December, Hi-Fi News & Record Review publishes its much-anticipated Yearbook, highlighting the year’s most desired, delectable and memorable audio goodies from around the globe.

This year’s bumper 172-page issue includes among its treats DS Audio’s DS-W1 optical phono cartridge, ADL’s H128 headphone and Gamut’s D3i/M250i pre and mono power amps. Continue reading Hi-Fi News Yearbook: ADL, DS Audio & Gamut among ‘ultimate’ hi-fi of 2015

World’s only optical phono cartridge to arrive in the UK as DS Audio appoints Sound Fowndations as distributor

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In 2013, Japan’s DS Audio pioneered the world’s only current optical phono cartridge, exclusively for the Japanese market. Now the company is set to deliver its latest model to UK audiophiles, thanks to a new agreement with Berkshire-based high-fi distributor, Sound Fowndations. Continue reading World’s only optical phono cartridge to arrive in the UK as DS Audio appoints Sound Fowndations as distributor