Very Nice Mid-Range Phono Preamp
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Compact, easy to set up and adjust. Clear display. DS+ has gain settings for both moving magnet and moving coil cartridges. Excellent audio quality with no noise. There are clear differences in audio performance as you adjust cartridge load and capacitance settings within the range specified by your cartridge manufacturer. Said differently, I'm pleased to have the ability to make minor adjustments rather than having just a fixed phono preamp. With my receiver, even with the gain set to the lowest setting (which wasn't right for my moving coil cartridge) I couldn't use the Phono input (it was over-loading/distorting). I tried another available line-level input, raised the gain 60db and it worked beautifully.
Pros: Excellent features, solid specs, compact form, easy setup and adjustment. Adjustable gain, impedance and capacitance.
Cons: Limited range of adjustments (four options for most settings). Button labelling isn't intuitive for all functions, you'll need the short product manual in order to use correctly.