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    DS Audio Master1 - new cartridge and phono

    I put this into my system last week and the result have been fantastic. After a couple of days of "tightness' its starting to settle in and the sound is magnificent. It open and broad with a soundstage that just dwarfs anything ive heard before in my system.

    In fact it sounds so good ive removed my disc spinner from the rack and only listen to digital (streaming) for background now.

    Has anyone else experience with DS Audio products?
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    Superb company with some of the most WOW factor sounds, i heard in the past years.
    I had the DS002 for a while and heard lately the new DS-W2 model which i decided to order for myself instead.
    enjoy your Master 1! it will sure end up in my system in the future.
    Speakers:Magico Q3 Preamp:E.A.R 912 Amp:Luxman m900
    Cables:Siltech Double Crown Power:Nordost Odin1,Argento master flow
    Digital: Metronome C8/Aurender N10
    TT1TechDAS AF3P/Thales Simplicity II/Ortofon RS212D/DV507MK2
    TT2:Torqueo T34 Exclusive Zebrano/ikeda 407
    Carts': Ortofon Anna,Zyx R1000 airy3,VDH Colibri Stradivarius,EMT XSD15,Murasakino Sumile,Koetsu blue lace,Top Wing Suzaku,DS W2
    Phono: CH Precision P1 Racks: TAOC Power treatmentPs Audio P10

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    Hi "pweg",

    I had the DS-W1 in my rig for a couple of months and it bested my "conventional" cartridges already.
    After some phone calls with the German importer of DS Audio I decided to buy the DS-002.

    This one was on the same level as the DS-W1 but added a wonderful warmth and spatiality.

    A am sure that the Master 1 with the same modified "generator", but a better diamond and a better
    boron cantilever is awesome.

    Congratulations for purchasing the currently best cartridge in the world!
    slàinte mhath

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    Good health to you too Peter from sunny (?) Norfolk. You’re taking the name of this forum literally when describing the DS as “What’s Best” LOL.
    You should PM a member here called Sencha, I believe he’s living and working in Scotland.

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    Hi Peer

    thx for ur comments.

    You will love the 002 - i know i did. The 002 is the thing that is responsible for me getting into vinyl - its just remarkable sounding

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    Hi "byrdparis",

    how would you describe the differences between the DS-002 and the new DS-W2 (or the other cartridges you own)?

    I currently own the DS-002 and sold the DS-W1.
    slàinte mhath

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceDoc View Post
    Hi "byrdparis",

    how would you describe the differences between the DS-002 and the new DS-W2 (or the other cartridges you own)?

    I currently own the DS-002 and sold the DS-W1.
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    i think the main differences between the 002 to the W2 are mostly in coherence, effortless and linearity. all favour the W2 of course.
    the big power supply and phono stage of the W2 is a big difference i would think vs the 002 small one. it has more head room and less grainy sound over all (we talking about 1\4% of that ya?!)

    i loved my 002' but the W2 is blowing it out of the ball game altogether.
    the W2 is really out there with the best!
    i just came back from a dear friend of mine house, while we preform a huge A\B tests against his W2!
    on an AF3 (like mine) he have the Kuzma Air line (the W2 mount on it)
    and the second one is the SAT! that we flipped several cartridges during our time today ; LYRA ATENA SL, GFS, PLATANUS and so on....
    every time we flipped his pre amp to the W2 we just smiled to each other. the sheer effortless and balance presentation with so much resolution and details...
    it was amazing!
    Speakers:Magico Q3 Preamp:E.A.R 912 Amp:Luxman m900
    Cables:Siltech Double Crown Power:Nordost Odin1,Argento master flow
    Digital: Metronome C8/Aurender N10
    TT1TechDAS AF3P/Thales Simplicity II/Ortofon RS212D/DV507MK2
    TT2:Torqueo T34 Exclusive Zebrano/ikeda 407
    Carts': Ortofon Anna,Zyx R1000 airy3,VDH Colibri Stradivarius,EMT XSD15,Murasakino Sumile,Koetsu blue lace,Top Wing Suzaku,DS W2
    Phono: CH Precision P1 Racks: TAOC Power treatmentPs Audio P10

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    Thank you very much "byrdparis",

    how would describe the sonic differences and musicality in comparison with your SPU Synergy?
    slàinte mhath

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaceDoc View Post
    Thank you very much "byrdparis",

    how would describe the sonic differences and musicality in comparison with your SPU Synergy?
    Hi Peer,
    sorry for the delayed reply.
    unfortunately my synergy is on the way still (i miss to underline it in my signature = on order)
    but as soon it will arrive and break in, i will be glad to answer any question you have.
    Speakers:Magico Q3 Preamp:E.A.R 912 Amp:Luxman m900
    Cables:Siltech Double Crown Power:Nordost Odin1,Argento master flow
    Digital: Metronome C8/Aurender N10
    TT1TechDAS AF3P/Thales Simplicity II/Ortofon RS212D/DV507MK2
    TT2:Torqueo T34 Exclusive Zebrano/ikeda 407
    Carts': Ortofon Anna,Zyx R1000 airy3,VDH Colibri Stradivarius,EMT XSD15,Murasakino Sumile,Koetsu blue lace,Top Wing Suzaku,DS W2
    Phono: CH Precision P1 Racks: TAOC Power treatmentPs Audio P10

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