The ﬂagship of the DS Audio product lines, the new DS Master1 optical cartridge features the improved optical-mechanical design, wire-suspension, Sapphire cantilever and the micro-ridge stylus. The Master1 preamp/equalizer has the fully independent dual-mono discrete circuits with the single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, as well as three low frequency cutoﬀ points. The DS Master1 system will be marketed starting from May 1st, 2016.
Fully discrete dual-mono circuitry with three dedicated power supplies The DS Master1’ s matching preamp/equalizer features expertly designed, fully independent dual-mono analog circuits. To achieve ﬂagship-level performance, each channel has its own dedicated power supply to deliver more than ample power with the third power supply dedicated to the cartridge LED drive system of the DS Master1 phono cartridge.
Massive 24 kilogram / 53 pound unit weight Its robust weight is the result of sophisticated casework, the twelve 120K μf electrolytic capacitors and three transformers used in the DS Master1 preamp/equalizer. To achieve the lowest possible impedance, pure copper bus-bars provide connection between the bank of capacitors.
Your choice of outputs and low frequency response The DS Master1 preamp/equalizer features three sets of RCA and XLR outputs and three separate low frequency cut-oﬀ 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.