"It would be hard to think of anything grander, at least when it comes to LP reproduction, than the new DS Audio Grand Master. This superlative device truly represents a revolution in analog playback, liberating LPs, as far as possible, from any residual dynamic constraints to strut their stuff. " - Jacob Heilbrunn, TAS
"The Umami Red is the best-sounding cartridge to come from the Excel factory, and I've heard a number of them...the Umami Red provides deliciously enjoyable class-leading performance compared with cartridges in the same price range."
Andre Jennings, The Absolute Sound | 2021 Golden Ear Awards