DS Audio to Demo ES-001 Eccentricity Detection Stabilizer at Quintessential Audio in Chicago This Saturday

It’s time for demo! Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings will demonstrate the new DS Audio ES-001 Excentricity Detection Stabilizer, which was introduced at the Munich High End show, at Quintessence Audio in Chicago this Saturday, June 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. (central time).

For further event information, you can contact Quintessence Audio directly by phone at 847-966-4434, or by email at [email protected]


Here is more info on the ES-001 Eccentricity Detection Stabilizer and what it does, as described in DS Audio’s own words on the company page:

The overall wow and flutter of the entire system cannot be significantly reduced unless the eccentricity of the record is corrected. With an eccentricity width value of 0.34 mm, even if there is no inherent wow and flutter (speed error) produced by the turntable in use, it reaches 0.15% (WTD RMS) on the inner grooves of the records playing surface.

Simply put, when using even the finest quality turntables, these factors combined can result in a total wow and flutter value 20 times worse than that of the turntable in isolation. available, the total wow and flutter of the whole system cannot be greatly reduced unless the eccentricity of the record is corrected. In order to reproduce the source material faithfully, it is necessary to reduce the record dexterity as much as possible.

Excessive wow and flutter presents two problems. The first is that the unstable rotation causes fluctuations in pitch over the frequency range. The second is that if the record eccentricity is not corrected, the cartridge and tonearm will be forced to swing from side to side as they follow the groove. This affects the stylus’ ability to follow the groove accurately and results in a muddy sound and an unstable sonic image.

As a result, the full potential of even the highest quality systems will not be realized by the listener. Correct this eccentricity as much as you can to unlock much more of the potential performance of your equipment.


When the record player is rotated, the upper part of the stabilizer is held to stop the rotation of the stabilizer, and the stabilizer detects the rotation and switches to the measuring mode.

Next, if you are on the [Tap to start measure] button, the display changes to the [Measuring] button and the measurement is completed in about 2 seconds.

Then, while looking at the stabilizer screen, press on the record board to bring the cross mark (center of rotation) as close as possible to the absolute center position.

The degree of eccentricity of the record is indicated by the color of the screen (outer perimeter, cross mark, and display bar at the bottom).

If the center of rotation is aligned with the absolute center position, rotate the turntable again to check. Be sure to rotate the turntable (33 rotations or 45 rotations) when measuring. If the record player does not rotate, the stabilizer will not be in measurement mode.



ES-001 Eksintricity Detection Stabilizer

Size: 80 × H70mm

Weight: 620g (including batteries)

Material: aluminum and tungsten

Power supply: Two AA batteries

User Interface: Touch Panel (2.4inch)

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