- Dec 27, 2013
I have the DSW2 equaliser. But love EmmLabs so I’m keen to hear your shoot out evaluationI've had my Grand Master cartridge and demo DS-EQ1 equalizer set up for over a week now, and it's been a game-changing part of my audio journey. The vinyl removes a layer hiding the sound, leaving a clear picture of the music, the musicians, and the soundstage. Very natural but still detailed, wonderful imaging, completely non-fatiguing. Clearly beats my transport (which in turn clearly beats my music streamer).
This cartridge/equalizer has already converted me into a vinyl-first music listener, though I can still *enjoy* good discs and some streaming. My business partner (primarily listens to 30IPS 1/2" R2R) came over to listen last week, his summary: "Reference quality, especially with good vinyl. You could live with this system for the rest of your life." Another audiophile friend came over yesterday, his text afterward: "That phono experience broke my brian. Unreal!"
I have a DS Audio equalizer (I think DS-W2) arriving this week so I can compare the two. Perhaps the first equalizer shoot-out? I'll report back soon.
RonR and MikeL: Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. I appreciate your thoughtful and helpful conversations along the way.
I can't believe I waited this long to add vinyl to my system.
bizarrely. I pair my equaliser with the entry left DS -audio cart coz it just WORKS!