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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 RS Digital to Analogue Converter
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The advanced DAC Box RS is a reference-class D/A converter for all kinds of digital stereo sound sources. It superbly acts as a superior USB audio interface for demanding computer audio, also features AES/EBU input and I²S interface for use with CD Box RS. For the engaged audiophile we provide full DSD capability (up to DSD128) over PCM. All inputs fully support 24/192kHz HD music data (optical inputs 96/24) in fully asynchronous mode.

Additionally DAC Box RS incorporates a pair of the best audio grade DAC chips, PCM 1792, which only can be found in expensive high-end designs. 2 different digital filter settings are selectable to meet your favourite sound preferences. Additionally we realized that its also depending on customers taste and type of music/recording, what technology for the output stage is preferable. More warm and relaxed sounding with Tubes or Solid State Class A with limitless details and dynamics. The DAC Box RS has both options to select.

The whole audio circuitry design is ultra low noise and ultra linear with very low output impedance to avoid any negative interference with cables or pre-amps. Due to its class-leading audio performance DAC Box RS is an ultimate high-end bargain!

Available in Black or Silver casework.

Key Features:

  • Double top grade PCM-1792 D/A chip from Texas Instruments
  • 9 Inputs: USB, AES-EBU, optical (Toslink), coax (S/PDIF)
  • DSD (up to DSD128) capability (DSD over PCM)
  • I²S interface for CD Box RS (sonic2data transfer technology) with additional clock synchronisation port (BNC)
  • 2 selectable digital filter settings
  • Fully balanced analogue audio circuitry
  • Tube output stage & solid-state output stage (switchable)
  • Ultra linear & ultra low noise circuitry
  • IR remote control included
  • XLR & RCA line level output sockets
  • Full metal casing in silver or black
Pro-Ject DAC Box RS, Hi-Fi Choice, December 2015

Hi-Fi Choice, December 2015

Sound Quality: 4 Stars
Value For Money: 4.5 Stars
Build Quality: 5 Stars
Features: 5 Stars
Overall Score: 4.5 Stars, Recommended

Comments of Note:
"...it is the unquestioned winner in terms of inputs."
"The DAC Box RS manages to combine refinement and a sense of drive in a way that ensures that it doesn’t become overly bright or fatiguing while also not being soporific."
"There is a sense of proportion to the way that the DAC makes music – regardless of the scale of the recording – that makes it a very satisfying partner."
"The skills it demonstrates with soundstage and presentation coupled to the refinement and detail give the track real presence and enjoyment."
"...the extremely strong performance coupled with its impressively extensive specification and the added promise of upgradeability further down the line is enough to ensure that it more than holds its own"

Pro-Ject CD/DAC Box RS, Hi-Fi World, September 2015

Hi-Fi World, September 2015

Reviewed By: Martin Pipe
Rating: 4/5 Globes
EXCELLENT - Extremely Capable

Pro-Ject CD Box RS & DAC Box RS Systen Review

Comments of Note:
“Switching to valves, and the bassline is bestowed with an extra degree of smoothness and warmth. I found that these differences enable the combo to be ‘matched’ to different music and recordings. The Beatles’ ‘Sergeant Pepper’ and Black Sabbath’s ‘Paranoid’ albums, for example, were made that little bit more enjoyable when heard through valves.”

“My 24/96 FLAC ‘rip’ of Miles Davis’ ‘Kind of Blue’ was heard with a presence and depth that was hard to distinguish from the original Columbia vinyl LP.”

Playing DSD64 files: AUN J Classic Orchestra – ‘Hachi-nin no hibiki (Eight People’s sounds)’
“The subtle tonal characters of instruments here were individually conveyed with precision, insight and finely-etched detail. Yet these definable elements all also came together as a cohesive and beautiful musical whole.”

“Clever and versatile.”

“FOR: - Flexible in terms of connectivity, format support and settings. – detail, focus and natural balance”

D/A Converter: Texas Instruments PCM-1792
8 x Oversampling Design
Sampling Rates: 32kHz
44.1kHz
48kHz
88.2kHz
96kHz
176.2kHz
192 kHz
(Except Optical Up to 96kHz)
Selectable Filter Settings: "Steep" and
"Optimum Phase"
Digital Inputs: 2x Coax (S/PDIF)
4x Optical (Toslink®)
1x Type-B USB
1x AES/EBU
1x I²S
Output Stages:  6922 Tube & Solid State (Switchable) 
Analogue Output: 1x RCA/Cinch & XLR
THD Solid State Out:  0.005% 
THD Tube Out:  0.25% 
Signal To Noise:  100dB 
Output Voltage: Max. 4/2V eff.
Power Consumption: Standby: < 1 Watt
Maximum: 800/300mA
Power Supply: 20V / 3A DC
Dimensions: 206 x 72 x 200mm
206 x 72 x 220mm (Incl. Sockets)
Weight: 1010g (Without PSU)

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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