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Pro-Ject Phono Box DS Phonostage: Easy Adjustability for Any Cartridge Parameter, MM and MC Capability
The Pro-Ject Phono Box DS high-performance MM/MC phonostage delivers a tremendous amount of musicality not often found at this low price. Simply press one of the front buttons and adjust the Impedance - one of three settings (10 / 100 / 1k ohm) to best match your MC cartridge.
Additionally, four capacitance adjustments (47/147/267/367pF) for MM cartridges and three input gain settings (40/50/60 dB) provide an unprecedented level of adjustment ensuring the best possible performance from your phono cartridge.
High quality component parts are used throughout the dual-mono circuit topology including low noise relays and ultra-low noise integrated circuits. A large control display reads out all adjustable parameters which can be all be accessed from the front panel.
MM & MC capable
• Linear RIAA equalisation
• Ultimate circuit technology from Dr. Sykora, slimplified
version of Phono Box DS+ without display & relais switching
• Ultra low noise & low distortion levels
• SMD circuitry
• Subsonic filter (switchable on rear panel)
• Substantial setup options
• Comfortable switching via buttons on front
• Metal casing protects against vibration and interference
• DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)
• Faceplate silver or black
Premium class phono preamplifier with MM & MC capability
This ultra low noise phono preamplifier benefits from outstanding circuit technology from Dr. Sykora, well-known from Phono Box DS+, in a slimmed version with almost same sound quality, but without display and relais switching at a more favourable price. For the first time nearly all setup options can be made via front panel, what makes circumstantial handling of mini dip-switches or jumpers obsolete.
Exceptional performance and flexibility with almost any MM or MC cartridge makes Phono Box DS the best choice in its price class. A subsonic filter, that prevents your amplifier and speakers of ultra low rumble below 20Hz, is positioned on the rear panel. Carefully selected amplifier modules and audiophile-grade capacitors guarantee a breathtaking sound experience.
Therefore Phono Box DS is a perfect cost-effective upgrade for most high-quality hifi-systems!
Input Impedance: 10ohms, 100ohms, 1kohm A
Input Capacitance / Impedance: 47pF, 147pF, 267pF and 367pF * / 47kohms B
Input Gain: 40 B / 50 and 60dB A
Input Gain (+ 6dB using XLR): 40dB and 50dB B / 60dB A
Noise Floor: 80dB (A weighted) at 40dB input gain
THD: < 0.02%
RIAA EQ Curve Accuracy: 20 Hz - 20 kHz / max 0.3 dB
Subsonic Filter: at 20Hz with 12dB/octave
Input1 pair RCA Jacks: Line-level
Output: 1 pair RCA Jacks
Outboard Power Supply: 18 V / 500 mA DC
Power Consumption: 100mA DC, <1W in standby
Dimensions (WHD): 4.1" x 2.9" x 5.7"
Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Pro-Ject Box-Design DS Line Range of Analogue & Digital Components
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is known for its beautiful range of price-friendly turntables. As the largest turntable manufacturer in the world, the company has helped power the resurgence of vinyl, which is predicted to overtake CD in popularity within a few years. Pro-Ject also manufactures a Wide range of Quality hi-fi components.
Pro-Ject products are the result of an exemplary cooperation within a rapidly uniting Europe. For over fifty years record players have been designed and built at Pro-Ject's manufacturing facility in Litovel, situated to the east of Prague. This plant is one of the most advanced manufacturers of precision mechanics in the country In cooperating with this company Pro-Ject Audio Systems, located in Vienna, found the ideal partner for their plans to produce the goods that they missed from amongst the vast flood of consumer hifi products - simple, uncluttered and utterly functional products.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is currently one of the world's leading suppliers of record players, with a range of models designed to satisfy all levels of expectation and budget. In many countries of the world customers can rely on competent service and support from Pro-Ject distributors well versed in analogue record reproduction technology. Pro-Ject products exhibit sonic performance beyond all expectations normally associated with their price. they are simple to use, maintanance free and will function reliably a lifetime long. They also offer extraordinary value for money.