We also update our daily affairs on Facebook, so please have a look.

2019/3/26  New Material

Uploaded product comparison chart and troubleshooting chart

Troubleshooting chart  

Products comparison

2019/1/16  DS-E1&HS-001 Solid Head Shell Shipping start!
Shipment of new products began.

2019/1/16  HS-001 Solid Head Shell instruction video
This is a video that explained the features of HS – 001 Solid Head Shell. (83 seconds) Please have a look.


2019/1/11  Optical cartridge page updated
We updated the explanation page of the principle of the optical cartridge, so please have a look.

2019/1/3  English brochure
The catalog of the English version of DS-E1 and HS-001 has been completed, so please have a look.

DS-E1 brochure(English)

HS-001 Solid Head Shell(English)

2018/12/21 Magazine top cover

DS-E1 was used for the cover of the magazine in Japan.

2018/12/5 HS-001 Solid Head Shell
HS – 001 Solid Head Shell will be launched in January 2019.

2018/11/30 RMAF2018 interview
An interview article on RMAF was posted so please have a look.

2018/11/5 Stereo sound Grand Prix 2018
DS-W2 optical cartridge won the 2018 stereo sound Grand Prix.
Following DS Master 1, DS 002, it will be the third consecutive year of winning the stereo sound Grand Prix.

2018/7/27 DS Audio Factory video


2018/6/20 DS-W2 unpacked video.

2018/4/20 DS Audio new catalog is available now.


Click here for the new DS Audio catalog(14.4M)


2018/2/5 The FAQ document is available now. [How to check when cartridge does not light up] 

Click here↑



2018/2/5 DS Master1 and DS002 review is available.

You can read Hi Fi news DS Master1 and DS002 Ken Kessler’s review(English) is available.

DS Maste1 review↑ DS002 review↑


2017/12/22 Our New Products 
We will release our new products DS-W2 and ST-50 Stylus cleaner .
Please check the details on the website.


NHK World broadcasted a 30 minute special program which featuring Digital Stream Corporation
(DS Audio parent company)

↑DS Audio optical cartridge is featured from 17:07〜

Munich High End show 2017 Tech Stage demonstration video.

↑Munich High End show 2017 Tech Stage demonstratino.
Talk theme [optical cartridge technology]


40 years of Dream, True creation of Optical cartridge

It has been over 40 years since the first optical cartridge was introduced by Toshiba.
Number of companies followed this master minded concept in Analogue technology.

As a shooting star, it brightly appeared, and passed through Audio lovers’ minds with passionate sounds.
They showed us a simple fact that “Free from Magnet” and “Simplest electronics” could bring us overwhelming advantages in Record play back.

DS Audio succeeded this Master mind technology, inheriting their passion and love of music.
We are proudly announcing our DS Audio Optical Cartridge, DS Master1, to you.

This is our answer to those master minded pioneers in optical cartridge technology.
Without them, we never reached here. And most of all, this is our answer to those who love analog music worldwide.

We believe that DS Master1 brings you the ultimate capability of optical cartridge technology and the sound quality far reaching in different dimensions.
It would be our highest honor when this optical cartridge makes your audio life enriched and fulfilled.


DS Audio CEO Tetsuaki Aoyagi