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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 CD Box DS2 CD Player
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High-end audio CD player and DAC

CD Box DS2 - High-end CD player and HiRes DAC

Nowadays, fewer and fewer people want to invest in a € 5,000 CD player, as it often did many years ago. CDs are losing relevance and eventually it could be that the CD player, in addition to the rest of the beautiful HiFi Analge, only collects dust. However, the sound quality of these old devices 
is still highly sought after by audiophile listeners . We want to offer our customers an opportunity to get as close as possible to this quality by using modern DA converters and excellent, elaborately designed CD drives. All at a price that makes more sense today.

Pure CD players are often better suited for playing stereo CDs than DVD or Blu-ray players. The drive is specially optimized for reading the Red Book CDDA standard 1: 1. It is housed in a torsion-free housing and our servo system allows you to scan the CDs in real time with minimal jitter.

Nevertheless, it is essential that the CD Box DS2 remains an important anchor point of the own system, and sees continuous use. That's why she is more than just a CD player. The built-in high-end AK4490 DAC chip is used by the best companies worldwide for its excellent sound and outstanding performance.

The CD Box DS2 has four digital inputs and can be used as a dedicated DAC. Each computer can be connected via the USB input. Supports high-resolution audio formats up to 32bit / 384kHz and DSD256. The optical and coaxial inputs can be used at up to 24bit / 192kHz.

For eager listeners, five digital filters for PCM and two digital filters for DSD are available to tailor the sound to your personal preferences.

Furthermore, an external DAC can be supplied via an optical or coaxial digital output. An RCA line output can be connected to an external power amplifier or power amplifier or active speakers.

Future-proof design and diverse functions

This variety of functions makes the CD Box DS2 the digital interface and anchor point of your hi-fi system. Upgrade possibilities are given by the connection of external DACs, which only further increases the life span of the box.

The noble and high-quality processed aluminum housing can be upgraded with optional genuine wood side parts in walnut and eucalyptus additionally optically!

The CD Box DS2 can make any modern music lover a real pleasure, as it is absolutely future-proofed by the large feature set. In the face of outstanding sound quality, whether as a CD player or DAC, she is a real audiophile bargain.

 

  • HiRes capable CD player and DAC
  • PCM up to 32/384 and DSD256 (DoP) - via USB
  • Four digital inputs (optical, coaxial, USB B)
  • Two digital outputs (optical, coaxial)
  • Line-level output (RCA)
  • Excellent CD transport with 4-layer PCB
  • Blue Tiger CD-80 Servo Board for 1: 1 CD playback
  • Luxurious slot-in mechanism
  • DC power supply (<1Watt standby power consumption)
  • High-resolution dot-matrix display
  • Trigger input and output
  • Aluminum / metal housing protects against vibration and interference
  • Available in silver or black
  • Optional wooden side panels in walnut and eucalyptus

 

DAC 1x AK4490 (32bit / 768kHz, DSD256)
supports CD, CD-R, CD-RW and hybrid SACD (only 44.1kHz / 16bit CD layer)
digital inputs 1x USB B up to 384kHz / 32bits
1x coaxial (S / PDIF) up to 192kHz / 24bits
2x optical (S / PDIF) up to 192kHz / 24bits
Digital outputs 1x coaxial (S / PDIF)
1x optical (S / PDIF)
Analog output 1x RCA line
THD <0.001%
Signal to Noise Ratio > 97dbA
External power supply 9V / 2A DC; 110 - 240V / 50, 60Hz
Power consumption in standby <1 watt
Dimensions W x H x D 206 x 71 x 200 mm (aluminum)
240 x 72 x 200 mm (wood)
mass 1520 g (aluminum) without power supply
1920 g (wood) without power supply

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

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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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com