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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 Pre Box S2 Digital DAC/Preamp (Roon Ready)

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  • Regular price £299.00


 

Availability: In Stock (Same Day Despatch) 

 

S2-Line

The Pre Box S2 Digital is an ultra-modern DAC, pre-amplifier and headphone amplifier, engineered inside a compact, beautifully made chassis; representing luxury high-end audio performance at an astonishing price. Entering the market as the first product of the S2 Line from Box Design by Pro-Ject Audio Systems, the Pre Box S2 Digital is designed to accomodate even the most demanding digital audio enthusiasts.

Built around the high-end ESS Sabre ESS9038Pro DAC chip, the Pre Box S2 Digital is capable of converting Hi-Res Audio signals up-to 32-bit / 768kHz PCM or DSD512 (DoP) via its Type-B USB port. The DAC has also been configured to unfold the very latest MQA audio files and is certified Roon Ready. Via the additional Coaxial and Optical inputs, the DAC chip is configured to handle up-to 24-bit / 192kHz data from external digital transports. Where the Pre Box S2 Digital enters a league of its own is in the advanced technologies that have been applied to achieve a near-perfect technical performance.

Pro-Ject's proprietary Optimum Transient Digital Filter and complimentary clock circuitry design allows the Pre Box S2 Digital to manage jitter down as low as 100 Femtoseconds, ensuring the tightest and most capable audio performance possible. The sound can then be tailored to suit any listener's preference thanks to the seven built-in digital filters

The internal layout of the Pre Box S2 Digital is reminiscent of far more expensive designs. Through the clever use of polymer capacitors and thin-film miniMELF resistors it was possible to fit all this technology into such a small chassis. Elsewhere, industry-first innovations in the dual-regulator architecture makes sure the sound performance does justice to the true high-end formats you can play through the DAC. 

Operation of the Pre Box S2 Digital is simple. Through the built-in operating system, or using the optional remote control, it's possible to change filters, attenuate volume and have basic transport controls over music played via USB (Ply/Pause, Forward/Rewind).

Key Features:

  • Pre-amplifier with built-in DAC
  • High-end ESS Sabre ESS9038 DAC chip
  • Proprietary clock circuity design
  • Jitter as low as 100 Femtoseconds
  • Organic polymer capacitors and thin-film miniMELF resistors
  • MQA audio files compatible
  • Roon-ready product
  • Hi-Res certified product
  • DSD64, DSD128, DSD256 & DSD512 (DoP)
  • Up to 24-bit / 192kHz for optical & coax inputs
  • Seven selectable digital filters
  • One proprietary optimum transient digital filter
  • Headphone output on the front (6.3mm)
  • Dual-mono construction
  • User-friendly screen and operating system
  • Gold-plated four layer PCB
  • Premium S2 chassis
  • Available in black or silver
DAC:  2x ESS9038Q2M 32-bit PCM 768kHz / DSD512
Digital Inputs:  1x Coax (S/PDIF)
2x Optical (TOSlink®)
1x USB B
Headphone Amp Chip: ESS9062
Sampling Rates: 32kHz
44.1kHz
48kHz
88.2kHz
96kHz
176.2kHz
192kHz
352.8kHz
384kHz
768kHz
DSD Support: DSD64
DSD128
DSD256
DSD512
MQA Support: Full MQA Unfolding by Hardware
Filter Settings: 7x Selectable
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
THD: 0.0003%
Analogue Outputs: 1x Headphone (6.35mm Jack)
1x Variable Out (RCA)
Dynamic Range: 124dBA
Output Voltage: 2.05 Veff
Power Consumption: 5V. Micro USB
Dimensions: 103 x 36 x 103mm
Weight: 600g (Without PSU)
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