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DS Audio - Grand Master - Cartridge

Original price $88,500.00 - Original price $88,500.00
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Transform your audio experience with the groundbreaking DS Audio Grand Master Cartridge. This revolutionary product stands out with its independent LED and photo-detector arrangement for left and right channels, exhibiting an impressive cartridge output voltage increase. Enjoy a greater S/N ratio for enhanced musical clarity, thanks to the use of a new compact shading plate made from 99.9% pure beryllium. This cartridge features a first-ever combination of a diamond cantilever with a microridge stylus, promoting maximum rigidity in the entire structure. With completely separate units for the power unit and equalizer, DS Audio's Grand Master Cartridge delivers deeper low frequencies for an immersive listening experience. Moreover, with six optional low-frequency cut-off points, it adapts seamlessly to any Hi-fi system, proving itself as the ultimate game-changer in superior audio technology.

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ℹ Product Information

DS Audio - Grand Master Cartridge

Set your audio experience soaring to breathtaking new heights: immerse yourself in the refined and innovative brilliance of the DS Audio - Grand Master Cartridge. Combining iterative design enhancements, expert engineering, and a profound understanding of high-end audio requirements, the DS Audio team has reunited to deliver groundbreaking advancements to its optical cartridge system.

What does this mean for your ears? An exceptional increase in clarity, power, and precision. With independent LED and photo-detector arrangements for both left and right channels, the Grand Master cartridge significantly elevates output voltage from 40mV to an impressive 70mV. With this state-of-the-art system, immerse yourself in a cleaner, fuller, and more immersive audio environment, achievable through an unparalleled S/N ratio offering a noise floor reduction and stellar musical clarity.

Seamless integration with any high-fidelity sound system is ensured through the Grand Master equalizer, with its offering of both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs, plus a choice of 6 optional low frequency cut-off points. The cartridge’s body, made exquisitely robust, flaunts a diamond cantilever - an innovative first from DS Audio - paired with a microridge stylus, and internal wiring that's 1.6 times thicker than in our second-generation cartridges, guaranteeing reduced impedance.

The Grand Master lives up to its name, masterfully pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of sound, with a medium that not only aims to satisfy the audio enthusiast, but transcends, redefining the rules and continuing to set new standards in audio reproduction.

Features:

  1. Independent LED and photo-detector arrangement: This feature ensures improved channel separation and a significant increase in cartridge output voltage from 40mV to 70mV. As a result, the Grand Master cartridge offers superior S/N ratio, delivering remarkable musical clarity with a lower noise floor.

  2. Reduced shading plate weight: The use of a smaller shading plate, fashioned from 99.9% pure beryllium as opposed to aluminum, has resulted in a reduction of over 50% in weight, which further enhances the low effective mass advantage of DS Audio's optical cartridge technology.

  3. Diamond cantilever with microridge stylus: This unique innovation from DS Audio paired with a highly rigid cartridge body design, ensures stellar output. It also uses internal wiring that's 1.6 times thicker, thereby reducing impedance.

  4. Separate power and equalizer units: Allowing for a stronger power supply design and enhanced reproduction of deeper low frequencies via specialized film capacitors and non-induction winding resistors.

  5. 6 Optional low frequency cut off points: Ensures seamless integration with any high fidelity sound system, offering both single-ended RCA and balanced XLR outputs for greater versatility.

  6. Solid construction and improved wiring: The Grand Master cartridge boasts a robust construction with improved internal wiring that further minimizes impedance.

Benefits:

  1. Superior hi-fi sound experience: The independent LED and photo-detector arrangement guarantees outstanding clarity, delivering an immersive audio experience that will surpass your expectations.

  2. Lighter and more precise: With its weight reduction, the Grand Master cartridge offers unparalleled precision, ensuring that your music is reproduced without compromise on quality.

  3. Exceptional design and performance: The unique diamond cantilever micro-ridge stylus offers accurate audio reproduction, while the robust body mitigates unwanted feedback and vibrations.

  4. Enhanced bass response: The separate power and equalizer unit delivers improved low-frequency reproduction, letting you feel every pulse of the bass.

  5. Customizable audio output: With six optional cut off points for low frequencies, you can tailor your audio output to perfectly match your sound system and personal listening preferences.

  6. Durable and efficient: Crafted from ultra Duralumin and featuring a stainless cantilever holder, the Grand Master cartridge promises longevity and unaltered audio performance over time.

Product Feature Detailed Specification
LED and Photodetector Arrangement Independent arrangement for left and right channels increases the cartridge output voltage from 40mV to 70mV, thereby improving the S/N ratio and resulting in reduced noise floor and enhanced musical clarity.
Shading Plate Newly reshaped, constructed from 99.9% pure beryllium. The shading plate has reduced in size and dropped in weight by over 50%.
Cantilever Design The Grand Master cartridge features a combination of a diamond cantilever with a microridge stylus. The body structure has been designed to maximise rigidity.
Cartridge Body Structure Designed in a way that promotes maximum rigidity. Utilizes internal wiring 1.6 times thicker than the previous generation, reducing impedance.
Equalizer and Power Supply Features separate units with a total capacity 1½ times that of the DS Master 1, promoting improved reproduction of deeper low frequencies.
Low Frequency Cut off Point Offers a total of 6 optional low-frequency cut-off points, allowing the Grand Master to integrate effectively within any hi-fi system.
Cartridge Output Voltage Dramatically increased from 40mV to 70mV, improving channel separation.
Cartridge Weight Weighs 7.7g.
Signal output Photo-electric conversion, Improving channel separation by 27db more (1KHz).
Needle Pressure Ranges between 2.0g to 2.2g, with a recommended setting at 2.1g.
Equalizer Output Voltage Amounts to 700mV at 1kHz.
Pre-Amp Input Impedance More than 10kΩ.
Dimensions Measures W45.2cm x H15.2cm x D48.6cm for both the equalizer unit and power unit.
Equalizer and Power Unit Weight Equalizer unit weighs 25.1kg and Power unit weighs 29.8kg.

In closing, the DS Audio - Grand Master Cartridge is an absolute game-changer for the discerning audiophile. A marvel of sonic technology, this top-tier product coalesces advanced engineering and artistic craftsmanship to not just project sound but shape the sensory experience. As it graces your sound system, these stark advancements translate to unrivalled clarity, depth, and power, transcending the sonic norms. It encapsulates the passion, detail, and precision that are the hallmark of DS Audio, infusing your listening space with an orchestrated symphony. Elevating audio reproduction to its absolute pinnacle, the Grand Master Cartridge comprehensively reimagines the vital essence of sound. Embrace this exceptional, supremely crafted audio masterpiece to unlock an electrifying and immersive audio experience that lies beyond the constraints of ordinary sound reproduction. The DS Audio - Grand Master Cartridge is more than an investment; it is a revelation in the potential of audio, perpetually available for purchase at The Audio Tailor - Australia's #1 Hi-Fi store. For enquiries, visit our Brisbane store or contact us on 1300 308 711 or sales@theaudiotailor.com.au. Elevate your audio game today - trust in the unparalleled expertise of DS Audio and the unrivalled service of The Audio Tailor.

ℹ Specifications
Product Feature Detailed Specification
LED and Photodetector Arrangement Independent arrangement for left and right channels increases the cartridge output voltage from 40mV to 70mV, thereby improving the S/N ratio and resulting in reduced noise floor and enhanced musical clarity.
Shading Plate Newly reshaped, constructed from 99.9% pure beryllium. The shading plate has reduced in size and dropped in weight by over 50%.
Cantilever Design The Grand Master cartridge features a combination of a diamond cantilever with a microridge stylus. The body structure has been designed to maximise rigidity.
Cartridge Body Structure Designed in a way that promotes maximum rigidity. Utilizes internal wiring 1.6 times thicker than the previous generation, reducing impedance.
Equalizer and Power Supply Features separate units with a total capacity 1½ times that of the DS Master 1, promoting improved reproduction of deeper low frequencies.
Low Frequency Cut off Point Offers a total of 6 optional low-frequency cut-off points, allowing the Grand Master to integrate effectively within any hi-fi system.
Cartridge Output Voltage Dramatically increased from 40mV to 70mV, improving channel separation.
Cartridge Weight Weighs 7.7g.
Signal output Photo-electric conversion, Improving channel separation by 27db more (1KHz).
Needle Pressure Ranges between 2.0g to 2.2g, with a recommended setting at 2.1g.
Equalizer Output Voltage Amounts to 700mV at 1kHz.
Pre-Amp Input Impedance More than 10kΩ.
Dimensions Measures W45.2cm x H15.2cm x D48.6cm for both the equalizer unit and power unit.
Equalizer and Power Unit Weight Equalizer unit weighs 25.1kg and Power unit weighs 29.8kg.

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