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DS-001 has been the one and only one optical cartridge you can find in the market. Since its initial introduction in Japan, DS-001 has received excellent reviews and overwhelming sales in the domestic market.
Now, DS-Audio is proudly announce DS-W1 for the audio funs around the world to provide you our ultimate solution for the new analog sound experience.
Many audiophiles recall Optical cartridges introduced by several companions many years ago. Its sound was shockingly sensational. Comment at the time was, "Pure like mountain dew, yet strong like a water fall." However, contrary to the market response, those cartridges quickly disappeared from the market. It was Precision mechanism and sophisticated optics that were too difficult to come over at the time. Furthermore, the audio market begun to shift into Digital Sound Era (CD music).
People still talk about Optical cartridge as analogous to Hi-fidelity.
So, Optical Cartridge became a legendary product among audiophiles.
Unlike MM/MC cartridges, which based on Electromagnetic induction, Optical cartridge detects stylus vibration by a beam of light. This innovative design made it possible to eliminate Electromagnetic frictional force intrinsically exists in any MM/MC cartridges.
DS-Audio proudly announce that DS-W1 is Renaissance of Legendary Optical Cartridge.