Hi-Fi Choice, February 2015 - “ Well built and packed with features. This gives you a taste of the valve high life.” 4.5 /5.
Hi-Fi World, July 2013“ ...if you are looking for a phonostage at this price point, then look no further. absolutely recommended.” 5 / 5.
Final verdict: Recommended wholeheartedly. For the price, the Pro-Ject Audio Tube Box DS really is something special and will have one thumbing through one’s record collection to enjoy them all over again. - Audio Net
Conclusion is "You`ve got to have a tremendously expensive turntable rig to need anything more than the Tubebox DS!" - Watt
Pro-Ject's Tube Box DS is a high-end MM/MC phono preamplifier featuring an unprecedented level of flexibility at its price point.
Based on a dual-mono circuit topology featuring a matched pair of premium ECC-803 Golden Pin Tubes, Tube Box DSemploys premium parts throughout the preamplifier circuitry including costly ultra-low noise semiconductors. Unique to this model is continuously variable control of cartridge input impedance loading. By being able to adjust anywhere within the range of from 10-1,000 ohms, you can dial in the perfectly appropriate impedance for your particular phono cartridge therefore achieving the cartridge's optimized performance.
Gain adjustment is also selectable in three steps of 40/50/60 dB, covering a wide range of both Moving Magnet of Moving Coil cartridge brands. For Moving Magnet cartridges, input capacitance is also variable. A switchable subsonic filter is also provided that can filter out frequencies below 20Hz.
- MM/MC switches on rear panel
- Unique continuously variable input impedance loading
- Gain adjustment 40/50/60 dB
- Capacitive adjustment 100/200 pF
- Capacitance switch for MM cartridges
- Switchable subsonic filter
- Dual mono tube triode architecture
- Premium ECC-803 Golden Pin Tubes
- Ultra low-noise semiconductors
- SMD technology
- Available in silver and black
Please note: You will need interconnect cables to connect this phono stage to your amplifier.
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.