The Absolute Sound test DS Audio DS002 – In een prachtig review test Jonathan Valin van The Absolute Sound de DS Audio DS002.
Hier een stukje uit dit review:
“You simply have to listen to a cartridge without “cantilever haze” to understand how accustomed we are to hearing it, even through many of the finest moving coils. With the DS 002, it is almost literally as if a thin curtain of fog lying between you and the music has been lifted, making for a sudden and remarkable improvement in directness, clarity, and realism—particularly in the heart of the midband. To put this plainly, you hear a lot more of what was recorded, including a good deal you haven’t heard as clearly (or at all) in the past.”
en zijn conclusie:
“The bottom line here is very clear—at least to me. In the past I’ve been anything but a fan of optical transducers, but the DS 002 is a breakthrough—far and away the best cartridge of its type I’ve heard in my system. By virtually eliminating cantilever haze, it achieves a directness of presentation that will, believe me, offer you as complete and realistic a view of the music and the musicians as any cartridge short of $8–$10k+. […] The DS 002’s virtues are so strong—and its sound so unique and pleasing—it cannot not receive my highest recommendation. Which is what it gets—with laurels and oak-leaf cluster. This is one you really don’t want to miss, even if it’s just for an afternoon’s listen at the local high-end dealership.”
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