DS Audio DS Master1 Phono Stage/Equalizer
"After years of using only MCs, and following a month with Koetsu’s Onyx, the DS Audio Master 1 was a shock because its presentation was so clean and noiseless –even more so than its siblings.It requires the listener to dispel any preconceptions about vinyl.It has speed, detail and space to rival Deccas. The sacrifice for this is a trace of warmth… so wear a cardigan. Believe me: this cartridge is phenomenal."
Dual mono circuit
The DS Master1’ s matching equalize features expertly designed, fully discrete dual-mono analog circuits with three independent power supplies. Each channel of the Master1 equalizer has its own discrete power supply to deliver more than ample power, with the third power supply dedicated to the DS Master1 cartridge's LED optical drive system. This solution delivers unparalleled performance.
Fully balanced XLR output
Offering a choice of outputs and low frequency response options, the DS Master1 equalizer features three sets of RCA and XLR outputs and three separate low frequency cutoff points. Each low frequency contour is accessed by its own dedicated single-ended RCA or balanced XLR output for a total of six sets of dual-mono outputs, providing ultimate flexibility.
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 component legs is further evidence of DS Audio’ s excellent attention to detail. Each and every product is hand-made and quality assured by our skilled engineers.
DS Maste1 Equalizer for Optical Cartridge
RCA 120Ω XLR 600Ω
Pre amp input impedance
More than 10kΩ
RCA terminal×3, XLR terminal×3