By utilising a chip-set normally associated with products at a far higher price-point, Pro-Ject have produced a highly musical device that will play all of your digital music sources. Whether you want to play from an iPod, listen to internet radio, link with your NAS drive, or unlock the potential of your HD music stored on a hard drive, the Stream Box DS Net can help you.The inclusion of a remote and a large high-visibility screen makes navigation and playback easy, while the multiple connectivity options mean the Stream Box DS is a worthy client for any high-fidelity application.
Now with firmware versions 188.8.131.52 or higher (available through "Settings" - "General" - "Software Update") you gain access to Spotify connect!
Available with a Black or Silver faceplate.
Box Control by Pro-Ject Audio is a brand new control application designed to streamline your entire listening experience. By using a purpose-built NetAPI software, which is pre-installed on all Stream Box DS Net streamers, Box Control can offer full-control of the entire Stream Box system - including navigating hard drives and playing Internet Radio.
All Box Design Streamers are compatible with Spotify Connect for further information follow our quick start guide or visit Spotify.com.
All Box Design Streamers are compatible with Tidal. Complete control of the Tidal library is now built into the free Box Control app. Find out more at Tidal.com.
- Audiophile grade 24bit/192hkHz highend audio streaming client
- Spotify connect support (firmware 184.108.40.206 or higher)
- Ethernet & Wi-Fi connectivity
- Meets UPnP & DLNA 1.0/1.5 standards
- USB input for flash memory and hard disk drives
- USB input for Apple devices using digital out
- Internet radio with automatic detection of local stations (vTuner platform)
- Gapless playback for all formats
- Luxury 3.5 "TFT color display that shows album cover art
- Solid metal case protects sensitive electronics from vibration work and RF interference
- Gold-plated RCA connectors
- Control via IR remote (included) or 'Box Control' application
- NetAPI software installed
Hi-Fi World, April 2012
|Reviewed By:||Adam Smith|
Comments of Note:
"Setup of the Stream Box DS is quite painless... The Stream Box DS leapt onto my network with almost childish enthusiasm and found my media server without any difficulty..."
"Starting off with radio and the internet stream of KEXP 90.3 from Seattle, the Stream Box DS sounded neat and tidy enough."
When playing 24/192 files from a NAS drive and via USB: "Generally speaking, both of these were much better, with the unit offering an excellent sense of purity and air to the top end that is usually missing in CDs. By comparison, the CD copy sounded rather clanky and mechanical..."
"With some soft vocal jazz or smooth instrumental music, the Pro-Ject is a joy to listen to, washing the performance over you like bubbles in a hot bath."
"At the low end, the Pro-Ject was solid and, once again, nicely detailed."
"The Pro-Ject Stream Box DS is a versatile digital streaming solution that comes in the sort of typically enticing package that we have come to expect from Pro-Ject. The design is neat, it is easy to use and get running and the user interface is trouble-free."
Hi-Fi News, January 2012
Reviewed by: Ed Selley
Comments of Note:
"...the full colour TFT screen, which is something not present on similarly priced competitive products. This is both legible at a reasonable distance and is able to display album art."
"The Pro-Ject supports the majority of available audio formats and, crucially, supports FLAC and LPCM streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz. This makes it one of the cheapest units to do so and hopefully lends it a degree of future proofing."
"The front panel USB connection is also capable of music playback from an Apple device up to and including ALAC files."
"Using Twonky media server on a Windows laptop, set-up proved to be quick and painless."
"The Stream Box found content quickly and effectively and would start playback of selected material within a second or two of selecting it."
"...[The Stream Box DS] is extremely forgiving of poorer recordings and manages to stay listenable with material down to and including 160 kbps AAC files."
"...the Pro-Ject sounded entirely competent with material in bitrates up to and including ALAC material [when an iPod was connected]."
Audio, November 2011
|Reviewed By:||Bernhard Rietschel|
|Score:||Sound = 103|
|Price/Quality = Outstanding|
Comments of Note:
(This review was written for the German magazine, Audio, the text below has been translated by Pro-Ject Audio)
"Because of the 'Gapless' and 'HD Audio' functionality, this player handles each and every album in all possible resolutions in a convincing manner."
"No doubt, this DAC-chip never sounded better than inside the Stream Box DS."
Positives: "Subtle, balanced and 'analogue' sound.
|Audio Formats:||MPEG Audio Layer-3 (.mp3)
AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding File, .aac, .m4a)
ALAC (Apple Lossless)
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) LPCM packed/unpacked
WMA Windows Media Audio 9
WAX Windows Media audio metafiles
ASX Advanced Stream Redirector (.asx)
|Internet Radio:||vTuner Included|
|Inputs:||RJ45 (Ethernet 10 / 100Mbit/s), USB 2.0|
|Output:||RCA (Analogue, Fixed Volume Level)
Coax S/PDIF (Digital)
|Network Links:||W-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
|Outboard PSU:||9V/2A DC, 220 - 240Hz 50Hz|
|Face Plate:||Black or Silver|
|Dimensions:||206 x 72 x 195mm (Without Antenna)|
|Weight:||2750g (Without PSU)|
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