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Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Pro-Ject Audio Systems are widely recognised as one of the finest turntable manufacturers in the world. Their mission is simply to produce the best sounding stereo analogue components at the most competitive prices possible. The current series spans a wide range of price points, with a variety of products targeted to key demographics or to accommodate the modern listener’s unique requirements.
In 2016, Pro-Ject marked their 25th anniversary year with the release of a turntable that combined traditional styling with modern technology; showing their innate ability to keep turntables fresh and interesting at a time when popularity of the vinyl format was at a previously unprecedented level. The Classic proudly sits in the middle of a multi-award winning range of turntables that manage to combine sound performance with the latest technologies and unrivalled style at every level.
Pro-Ject are also obsessed with the importance of stereo playback systems. With modern audio systems often bringing speakers either very close together or into a single enclosure, the real impact and importance of true hi-fi stereo is being lost. That’s why everything Pro-Ject create is made with pure stereo applications in mind; bringing back the true emotional importance of music to audio enthusiasts around the world.
Based in Vienna, Austria, all Pro-Ject Audio Systems turntables are made by a highly skilled workforce with great skill, care and attention in their central-European factory.

Pro-Ject DAC Box DS2 Ultra
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  • Regular price £599.00


DS2 Line

The DAC Box DS2 Ultra is a true high-end digital-analogue converter, with optimal fidelity and a wide feature set for use in almost any digital hi-fi system.

Built around the premium Asahi Kasei Microdevices AK4490 DAC chip, the DAC Box DS2 Ultra works with digital signals up-to 32-bit / 768kHz and DSD256 (DoP). The additional AK4137EQ sample rate converter with Velvet Sound technology up-scales all signals to 768kHz for minimal signal loss and enables the built-in filters (5 to choose from) and sound modes (3 to choose from) to have a greater impact. With this chip set configuration, the DAC Box DS2 Ultra can deliver the same rich, musical sound-field, with accurate bass reproduction and minimal distortion, as the superior Pre Box DS2 Digital.

The DAC Box DS2 boasts six digital input options. The two coaxial and three optical inputs are limited to 24-bit / 192kHz signals, where the more advanced signals are reserved for the Type-B USB input. The USB input utilises asynchronous USB technology, based on XMOS designs, for playback of high-resolution files. This high-resolution coverage spreads to 11.2MHz DSD256 files, where the design of the DAC uses DSD Direct Path for un-modulated signal transmission (DoP).

Operation of the DAC Box DS2 Ultra is effortlessly simple via the clearly marked front-panel controls. Internally, it boasts the same 4-layer PCB boards as other DS2 products, and the output stage is configured with solid-state Class A circuitry for added analogue warmth and low output impedance.

The DAC Box DS2 Ultra is a real high-end offering for digital audio enthusiasts who demand the most from their hi-fi equipment.  

Key Features:

  • Top-grade AK4490 D/A chip (32-bit PCM 768kHz / DSD256)
  • 6 Inputs: 1x USB, 3x optical (TOSlink®), 2x coax (S/PDIF)
  • Up to 32bit/768kHz asynchronous USB (XMOS technology)
  • DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 (DSD over PCM)
  • Audio Class 2 (USB 2.0 High Speed) driver for Windows included
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz for optical & coax inputs
  • 5 selectable digital filter characteristics
  • 3 selectable sound modes
  • High-end ultra low phase oscillator with superior noise rejection
  • RCA line level solid-state analogue output stage
  • Ultra linear & ultra low noise circuitry
  • Separate power supplies for every stage with advanced filter technology
  • Upgradeable with optional linear power supply Power Box DS2 Sources
  • Full metal casing in silver or black
D/A Converter: AK4490 32-bit PCM 768kHz / DSD256
Sampling Rate Converter:  AK4137EQ Upsampling to 768kHz
Sampling Rates: 32 / 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 /
176.2 / 192 / 352.8 / 384 / 768 kHz
DSD Support:  DSD64, DSD128, DSD256
Selectable Filters: 5
Digital Inputs: 2x Coax (S/PDIF)
3x Optical (Toslink®)
1x Type-B USB
Frequency Response:  20Hz - 50kHz (+0 / -1dB) 
Analogue Output: 1x RCA Pair
Digital Ouputs: 1x Optical (TOSlink)
THD:  0.00085%
Crosstalk:  -117dB (10kHz @ 0dB) 
Signal To Noise (20Hz - 20kHz):  113dB
Power Consumption: Standby: < 1W
Maximum: 300mA
Power Supply: 18V / 1A DC
Dimensions (Incl. Sockets): 240 x 72 x 220mm
Weight: 2.07kg
We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

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Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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