DS Audio Ionizer

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Today I tried this DS Ionizer from Italian distributor
When we switched off the Ionizer bass was little less controlled and high little less clear
Unbelievable
I don't see how that is even possible? Are you sure something else was not the cause of that? I've been using one since they came out and the only thing it's ever done is eliminate static.
 
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gian60

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Also I don’t know how
Is possible
My friend told seems the cartridge go on the record with less resistance
With 2 song tried to off and on the ionizer
And when on bass was more controlled and high more clean
No big difference sure but you can listen well
Also for dust is good because we. He has
turntable DPS and the black surface of turntable is without dust
When no listen put the glass cover and when listen and use ionizer and no dust
Before without ionizer always newt to clean the black surface of turntable
 
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Apr 23, 2018
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Also I don’t know how
Is possible
My friend told seems the cartridge go on the record with less resistance
With 2 song tried to off and on the ionizer
And when on bass was more controlled and high more clean
No big difference sure but you can listen well
Also for dust is good because we. He has
turntable DPS and the black surface of turntable is without dust
When no listen put the glass cover and when listen and use ionizer and no dust
Before without ionizer always newt to clean the black surface of turntable
Interesting. Thank you for your further comments.
 

Stump

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Today I tried this DS Ionizer from Italian distributor
When we switched off the Ionizer bass was little less controlled and high little less clear
Unbelievable

It is good you had a chance to try before you buy.Tweaks can be subjective so in your case best you do not buy one..
 

howiebrou

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redcars

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It seems to be working fine reducing static and dust.
This is not the best time to fully judge it, seems the humidity is fairly high now, unlike in a winter time.
Will wait and see.
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Hi Maril555,
Thanks for posting the photos. I'm considering one of the SPI Westek ionizers. Does it have any hum or other noise?
I see that the new internet price is <$400 and it has replaceable emitters for $34 a pair.
Other comments?
Best,
Don
 

Maril555

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Hi Maril555,
Thanks for posting the photos. I'm considering one of the SPI Westek ionizers. Does it have any hum or other noise?
I see that the new internet price is <$400 and it has replaceable emitters for $34 a pair.
Other comments?
Best,
Don
No hum or noise, completely silent.
I paid $125 on EBay for a brand new, sealed unit
 

Maril555

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redcars

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Someone needs to test It against their DS Audio or CS Port!
In this case, for the price, I'll be happy if the static and dust disappear. Anything else will be a bonus.

Incidentally, FWIW, I did buy a toy that helps with record maintenance: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WN6D3TK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It's fairly quiet and just powerful enough. I trimmed the smaller brush to better clean the worst dust off records. The other end is a blower to blow dust out of record sleeves without damaging them. I have two of these now.
Don
 

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I purchased the DS Audio Ionizer-001 and absolutely love it. I was getting static pops while playing records (even after using the Milty). By the time I had flipped the record and played side 2 my wool mat would be stuck to the record when I removed it. You could hear the static as I would peel it off the album. I bought the Ionizer and all those problems went away. No more static pops when playing a record and the wool mat does not cling to the record at all. It is silent and extremely effective. I assume (have not had it long enough to confirm) that it will also attract less dust to my records since they keep zero static charge while playing and go back in anti-static sleeves when stored. To me it was well worth the money and the Milty is now stored in a drawer gathering dust ironically :). Other than the lack of static pops I cannot say there is a definitive improvement in the audio quality produced during playback, but the peace of mind of not having to deal with the static issues and the Milty are well worth the price.
 

redcars

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I ordered the SPI Westek ionizer from DigiKey for $340.

My setup is a bit different because of the way my tonearms function. You can see in the photos. It’s about ten inches above the record. Velcro makes it adjustable if needed. It seems to work great. My record surfaces are quieter :)

Hopefully the ozone smell will dissipate.
Don

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