“The (Nova) III is (Mike Yee’s) best yet, and as with previous models, able to compete far above what its price ($1,500) might suggest…Recommended without reservation” Paul Seydor, December 2021
The Clearaudio Concept receives Stereophile's 2021 Product of the Year Award for Analog Components while leaving the usual suspects on the bench.
“DS Audio’s DS003 photo-optical cartridge with the matching energizer delivered the complete menu of elite cartridge perks including super-silky silences, taut, tuneful, textured bass, and a vivid, Leica focused midrange that no digital source could hope to match. Sincerely recommended.”
We're excited to see so many analog products that we represent listed in this Stereophile Recommended Components 2021 Fall Edition.
“MAGNIFICENT”: KEN KESSLER IS “SMITTEN” BY DS AUDIO’S THIRD GENERATION DS 003 OPTICAL CARTRIDGE
"—if you are looking for cartridges in this price range and you don’t check out the Umami, you’ll always wonder if you made the right decision."
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