The 2000 bug
"The most important advancement in beginning and intermediate telescopes in 100 years."
For many, the DS telescopes are beginner telescopes (in best case) or even toy scopes cheaply made.
For me, these are great telescopes.
They are very lightweight, compact and easy to set up, so I use them very often.
First one, the Meade DS70-EC
This is my third DS70 telescopes and this one delivers pinpoint star images and perfect star test.
Chromatic aberration is very low at f10.
It is lightweight and could be a great grab and go telescope if the ota could be removed from the mount..
This is the main drawback.
Despite being made in Tawain or China, these telescopes are entirely designed by Meade, you will never find the same telescope with another brandname (like the AR5 or AR6 refractors).