An engaging, detailed sound which ticks all the right boxes – and affordably priced – makes the CD Box DS a must-try option at its price point. - Audiofi
Lot of Detail and Insight on Offer"
So why would you need a CD player if you already own a Blu-ray player or DVD player? Because most AV disc players don't offer the kind of audio performance that you can get with a dedicated CD player.
"We found a lot of detail and insight on offer. Perhaps, even more significantly, there's a lot of energy in the sound and it's easy to keep listening for a long session," notes Richard Black in Issue 338 of TechRadar.com. "It punches above its weight and will give good results in more than just office, PC and bedroom systems."
"Truly a Sonic Giant"
The Pro-Ject CD Box DS is a slot-loading music player designed exclusively for playing standard 'Redbook' audio CDs, and it does so beautifully. Although it's one of the smallest CD players on the market, the Pro-Ject provides true hi-fi stereo performance. It's truly a sonic giant.
The CD Box DS has a high quality, durable, all-metal drive that is essential to perfect CD playback. The servo control is optimized for audio playback, allowing real-time 1:1 playback with minimal jitter. 24-bit/192 kHz D/A converter with 8-times oversampling uses a direct I2S digital-interface to transport system, contributing significantly to the faithful music reproduction. It offers playback of CD, CD-R, CD-RW and Hybrid-SACD discs.
S/PDIF Digital Coaxial Output
The transport section is so good, that the CD Box S now offers an S/PDIF coaxial output, allowing you to connect a high-end digital-to-analog converter if you wish to upgrade later. That's a lot of power and flexibility in a small package!
Unlike some budget players that save money using a cheap plastic case, the Pro-Ject's metal casing protects against vibration and interference for the purest sound quality. The included wireless remote has a convenient volume level adjustment for use with Pro-Ject amplifiers.
A CD player couldn’t get any more straightforward than this. Everything about the CD Box DS is targeted to get the most of out physical CD playback – and it shows. Plus, its transport is good enough to feed a much-pricier DAC. An all-rounder with even tonal balance, it will do justice to your entire CD collection, regardless of genre. It performs superbly as a dedicated CD player, but at a time where physical media is losing ground to digital storage, this kind of specialisation could deter the IT-savvy audiophile. An engaging, detailed sound which ticks all the right boxes – and affordably priced – makes the CD Box DS a must-try option at its price point. This is one that can be the mainstay of a mid-end system for years, and if the urge comes to upgrade, the quality of its transport is sufficient to justify concentrating the wealth on a higher-end DAC. - - Audionet
The CD Box DS is a high end CD player designed for dedicated play back of the “Red Book Standard” of audio CD developed by Philips.
Built with a high quality, durable CD drive that is controlled by a Blue Tiger Servo board, the CD Box DS is designed to read CDs perfectly without need for any error correction and minimal jitter.
The CD Box DS’s on board D/A converter boasts a Burr Brown 24-bit/192kHz chip, with eight-times oversampling that delivers a true high end quality for play back of your CDs.
An easy to read high contrast dot matrix and a handy credit card remote make the CD Box DS simple and a joy to use.
Burr Brown D/A converter
High quality CD-drive
CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and Hybrid SACD playback
24bit / 192kHz DAC from Burr-Brown
4-layer suspended CD drive
“Blue Tiger” Servo-Board for 1:1 CD playback
Luxurious slot-in mechanism
High-contrast dot-matrix display
Solid cabinet protects electronics and drive against vibration
Gold-plated RCA output connections
Digital output (RCA)
External power supply included
Remote control supplied
Available in Black or Silver
Supports: CD, CD-R, CD-RW And Hybrid-SACD
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz, ±0,15dB
Noise Floor: >103dB / 1V
Line-level Output: 1 Pair RCA/Phono Sockets
Output Voltage: 2Vrms
Digital Output: 1x Coaxial (S/PDIF)
Burr Brown PCM 1796
24Bit/192kHz, 8-Times Oversampling
Outboard Power Supply: 18V/500mA DC; 220 - 240V, 50Hz
Standby Power Consumption: < 1 Watt
Power Consumption: 330 - 400mA DC
Dimension W x H x D (D With Sockets): 206 x 72 x 194 (200)mm
Weight: 2670g Without PSU
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