ProJect Phono Box S2 (Black)
Compatible With Both Moving Coil (MC) & Moving Magnet (MM) Cartridges
Low Noise IC's, External Power Supply For Reduced Interference, Metal Case, Gold Plated Sockets, Made In Europe
The Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 has all the facilities you might need as well as construction quality and sound quality you will love for the price.
This new phono preamplifier offers unrivalled performance and unique flexibility, which has never been available before at this price! Sonic quality of the Phono Box S2 is extremely impressive, a big improvement and a perfect upgrade for most analogue hi-fi systems. With a wide range of setting parameters, it can meet the needs of almost any phono cartridge on the market. A switchable subsonic filter prevents your amplifier and speakers from receiving ultra low rumble below 20Hz. Carefully selected amplifier modules and audiophile-grade polypropylene capacitors make it possible to enjoy your valuable vinyl collection like never before!
The class-leading music reproduction of Phono Box S2 gives pure dynamics, full transparency, analogue warmth, bass texture, detail resolution and purity of all audible frequencies.
Today, many amplifiers do not have a specific phono cartridge input. The Phono Box S2 is an ideal phono preamplifier for these Hi-Fi system and accepts both Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC) cartridges. The analogue output of the Phono Box S2 can easily be connected to any line level input on your amplifier.
Enjoy The Warmth Of Vinyl: Adding a turntable to your system is like having an open or log fire - an electric radiator may warm you up but you wouldn't want to sit and watch it. There's something uniquely pleasurable about listening to vinyl, something that digital media can't reproduce in quite the same way. While the latest digital formats sound incredible, there's detail and warmth that can't always be expressed in 0s and 1s, crackle that adds character, and live music simply comes to life. And the Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 makes the very most of vinyl, whatever your deck. It even works with Moving Coil cartridges found in the highest of high-end audiophile turntables.
Interconnects: None of the specialist brands of Phono Pre-Amplifiers come with Interconnects. Of course, you can use any old pair laying around the house, but if these are a pair of "freebies" from something else your not using, do yourself a favour and buy something better. Prices for Interconnects have never been cheaper and before you jump to the conclusion that we're justing trying to flog more gear, note this fact: The output from a CD player is typically 1 Volt, whereas the Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 is only 300mV/1kHz on the Moving Magnet input! This significantly lower output, a fact of analogue technology, is more susceptible to EMF and so a good pair of cables will help minimise this and thus deliver a better sound and that's what analogue is all about - better sound. On something like this Pro-Ject model, we would suggest spending between $35 and $80 depending on the length you require.
Main Features & Specifications
- Audiophile Performance
- Dual mono configuration
- Audiophile-grade amplification modules
- Audiophile-grade polypropylene WIMA capacitors
- Precise RIAA equalisation
- Switchable Subsonic filter –12dB @ 20Hz
- Switchable input impedance/capacitance
- 4 adjustable gain levels
- Outstanding sound quality
- Input Impedance: 10/100/1000 Ohms(MC)/ 47kOhms (MM)
- Input Capacitance: 100/200/320/420pF
- Gain Switch 40/43/60/63dB
- Subsonic Switch: -12dB @ 20Hz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 85dB
- THD: 0,01% MM/ 0,05% MC
- RIAA Accuracy: < 0.4dB / 20Hz - 20kHz
- In/Out Sockets: 1 pair RCA connectors
- Power Consumption: 18V/85mA
- Oversized Power Supply: 18Volt DC/500mA
- Dimensions (WxHxD) 103 x 36 x 104 mm; 103 x 36 x 115 mm (with sockets)
- Weight 570g
- Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years
Note: Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE