DS Audio

DS AUDIO DS-W3 OPTICAL CARTRIDGE BORON CANTILEVER
The DS-W3 combines a boron cantilever with a line contact stylus. The cartridge’s body is constructed from aluminium with a structure crafted for maximum rigidity, while the internal wiring is 1.6 times thicker than that of the earlier second generation model, thus reducing impedance.

DS AUDIO EQUALIZER
Like all DS Audio optical cartridges, the DS-W3 requires its own equalizer/phono stage, which this new design also brings up to ‘third generation’ level. All internal components are optimized for third-generation cartridge technology, the thickness of the circuit board has increased from 1.6mm to 2.0mm, and the thickness of the copper tracks have been doubled from 35µm to 70µm. The equalizer offers both unbalanced and balanced outputs with a choice of four different low-frequency roll-off points ensuring that the DS-W3 will partner with any high-end HiFi system.

Equalizer

$ 69,999
DS-W3 PHONO STAGE/EQUALIZER

Inputs RCA

Outputs RCA x 2, XLR x 2

Rated output voltage 500mV (@ 1kHz)

Output impedance RCA 120Ω, XLR 600Ω

Pre-amp input impedance > 10Ω

Dimensions 450 (w) x 120 (h) x 435 (d) mm

Weight 13.5kg

Cartridge

$ 29,999
DS AUDIO DS-W3 OPTICAL CARTRIDGE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Body material Aluminium

Cantilever Boron

Stylus Line contact

Signal output Photo-electric conversion

Output signal level > 70mV

Channel separation > 27dB (@ 1kHz)

Weight 7.9g