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Phono Box DS2 USB Phono Preamp - Black / Walnut

SKU eq-1816

compatible w/ MM or MC cartridges, selectable impedance + capacitance, analog + digital outputs
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  • audiophile phono preamp w/ optional USB output
  • compatible w/ both moving magnet + moving coil (MM/MC) cartridges
  • selectable cartridge input impedance + capacitance to fine tune your listening experience per cartridge
  • RCA, USB + optical outputs
  • dual mono, ultra low noise circuitry for excellent channel separation
  • precise RIAA equalization
  • gold plated input + output RCA sockets
  • durable aluminum metal sandwich construction protects from vibrations and electromagnetic interference
  • easy access front-side controls
  • walnut wood side panels

"Phono Box DS2 USB is a sophisticated phono stage based on a high-end passive/active ultra-linear phono equalization. MM and MC capability as well as ‘on-the-fly’ impedance adjustment and multiple capacitance settings make this a feature-rich, sound-first design. The two phono inputs and input selector allow enthusiasts to toggle between two turntable/cartridge combos with the push of a button. For the USB model, a low-noise, jitter-free A/D converter is used to convert the analog signal to a high-resolution digital format (PCM up to 192kHz or DSD 128). Via the USB output, it’s easier than ever to record your vinyl to digital. There is also an analog line-in to record other analog sources. Phono Box DS2 USB is housed in a chassis made of 2-layer metal for a simple, sleek look that shields the circuitry from the influence of mechanical or electromagnetic interference." - Pro-Ject


  • cartridge compatibility: MM or MC
  • input: 1 pair RCA
  • output: 1 pair RCA
  • input impedance: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200ohms, 1000 ohms and 47kohms A
  • input capacitance: 100pF, 220pF and 320pF */47kohms B
  • output voltage: 500mV @ 1kHz (at 5mV input voltage @ 1kHz)
  • gain MM/MC: 40 / 45 / 50 / 60 / 65 dB
  • subsonic filter:  at 20Hz with 12dB/octave
  • phono inputs: 2 pairs RCA/phono sockets
  • line input: 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
  • line output: 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
  • digital outputs: 1x USB B-type, 1x S/PDIF optical
  • RIAA curve accuracy: 20Hz – 20kHz / max. 0,3dB
  • power supply: 18V/500mA DC
  • power consumption: 100 mA DC, < 1 Watt standby
  • dimensions: 8.9 x 8.11 x 2.8" / 226 x 206 x 71 mm
  • weight: 2.95 lbs / 1.34 kg


UPC: 9120071652968

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