Acoustic Sounds
DS Audio E3 Optical Cartridge
By: Tracking Angle

April 11th, 2024


Industry News

At AXPONA 2024 Musical Surroundings Introduces Clearaudio Introduces $4000 Signature Turntable

& DS Audio E3 Entry Level Optical cartridge & Equalizer ($2750)

The Signature turntable combines the technological and material science advancements from the entire Clearaudio turntable line. Highlights include new TSC Tachometer speed control circuity and IMS motor suspension derived from our award-winning Reference Jubilee turntable. Retail price starting at $4,000 including Signature Black carbon tonearm and Professional Power 12v linear power supply.

Clearaudio Signature TurntableThe new E3 System is DS Audio’s entry-point for optical cartridge systems.

It completes the third-generation lineup with trickle down technology from the Grand Master cartridge. The E3 cartridge uses separate LED and photo diodes per channel and beryllium shading plate. The E3 equalizer features improved power supply technology and chassis design.


  • 2024-04-12 05:32:39 PM

    Jeff 'Glotz' Glotzer wrote:

    That will be a impressive demo I am sure. One that will make me think hard about this combination. The cart and equalizer are class leaders from the reviews I've read as well as the short demo I had previously. Is the price for both cart and equalizer? I can't remember from the review in TAS.