DS Audio elevates the sound of vinyl playback with their latest optical cartridge set. This pure analog playback system implements the new “dual-mono” generator from their flagship Grand Master cartridge, resulting in enhanced clarity, improved imaging, and greater musical involvement.  

DS Audio DS 003 Optical Cartridge Set:  $6,000 
includes the 003 optical cartridge and phono stage/equalizer. 

DS Audio DS 003 Optical Cartridge:  $2,500 

DS Audio DS 003 Phono Stage / Equalizer:  $3,500 

Jon Valin’s review in The Absolute Sound’s Analog Issue is subtitled "Setting a Standard—Again” and he concludes: "This is a great cartridge...In his sterling review of the Grand Master in HFNRR, Ken Kessler said something he seldom says about products under review. To wit, this is possibly the best cartridge he’s ever heard. I hate to be a copycat, but…ditto."
Special trade-in pricing up to 25% off when you trade-up to our current selection of top MC and MM phono cartridges from Musical Surroundings distributed brand cartridges. Now until September 30, 2021. Ask your dealer for details.
"The beauty of the Clearaudio Concept Active approach is that the turntable can be a beginning or an end in itself—the start of a well-dressed audio chain or, with a proper set of headphones, a case-closed complete system" - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound