ProJect Phono Box S2 Phono Preamplifier

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Priced from $224.00 (Normally Regular Price $249.00 )

Compatible With Both Moving Coil (MC) & Moving Magnet (MM) Cartridges

Metal Case, Gold Plated Sockets, Made In Europe

Low Noise IC's, External Power Supply For Reduced Interference

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About The Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 Phono Preamplifier

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 cute, compact 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.

Pro-Ject Phono Box S2 Phono Preamplifier

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.

About Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject Audio Systems was founded in 1991 by Heinz Lichtenegger. The products are designed in Mistelbach, Austria and exclusively made in Europe at manufacturing plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia and then shipped to more than 80 countries world-wide. Pro-Ject are best known for their high quality belt drive turntables which are often seen as the best in class at their various price points. In particular the Debut series of turntables has been the go-to record player of choice for many a budding music lover at the affordable end of the price spectrum.

Pro-Ject turntables allow you to experience again the clarity, warmth and magic to be found in the grooves on your vinyl, at very reasonable prices. With simple designs and high construction standards, performance has always been the priority. Fully manual operation coupled with the best materials and components available at each price level ensures the best possible value. Of course, here at Audio Trends, we've been selling them since the beginning of time (almost) and due to our passion for all things analogue - read vinyl - can tell you everything you need to know about our fantastic range of their products.

Whilst turntables are a large part of the Pro-Ject story the company has also ventured into high quality micro sized audio products in recent years including phono preamps, DAC’s, streamers and amplifiers.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Product Description: Compact phono preamplifier compatible with both moving magnet and moving coil phono cartridges
  • Capacitors: Audiophile-grade polypropylene WIMA capacitors in the signal path
  • Input Capacitance: 100/200/320/420pF 
  • Chassis: Rugged aluminum/metal sandwich chassis construction
  • Cartridge Loading: Switchable input impedance and capacitance settings for proper cartridge loading
    • 10/100/1000 Ohms(MC)/ 47kOhms (MM) 
  • Gain Levels: Four adjustable gain levels to match phono cartridge output levels
    • 40/43/60/63dB 
  • Power Supply: External power supply for reduced noise and interference
  • Filter: Switchable subsonic filter (-12dB @ 20Hz)
  • Circuit Design: Dual-mono circuitry for optimal channel separation
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 85dB
  • THD: less than 0.01% (MM); less than 0.05% (MC)
  • Precise RIAA Response Accuracy: less than 0.4dB (20-20,000 Hz)
  • Connections: One pair of RCA inputs and one pair RCA outputs
    • Note: Interconnects not included
  • Power Consumption: 18V/85mA 
  • Power Supply: External power supply for reduced noise and interference
    • 18 Volt DC/500mA 
  • Available Colours: Black or Silver
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 103 x 36 x 104mm; 103 x 36 x 115mm (with sockets) 
  • Weight 570g
  • Manufacturer's Warranty: 2 Years 

Note: Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE

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