Stereo Box DS2
Stereo integrated amplifier with 5 inputs
Stereo Box DS2: A new integrated stereo amplifier with class-leading sound & future-proof technology!
The Stereo Box DS2 is Pro-Ject‘s take on the classical integrated stereo amp. The focus is outstanding, unimpeded sound quality that is not held back by a overly cramped feature-set, where good sound gives way to more and more features that many customers may never need.
The Stereo Box DS2 provides excellent functionality without overdoing it. The pre-amp section includes a high quality phono stage, allowing you to connect turntables with MM or more demanding MC cartridges. Three RCA line inputs offer enough flexibility to add CD players, DACs and streaming devices to your system. The BT input is great for quickly getting your phone onto your speakers and brighten up your living room with warm background music.
The real star is the power amp section. The dual mono design principle is able to drive the best speakers out there and will make them come to life with powerful transients and a rich, wide and dynamic soundstage. The variable and fixed RCA outputs allow you to connect active speakers or a subwoofer. The 6,3mm headphone output on the front panel is driven by its own dedicated amplifier stage and has ample of headroom to drive the best sounding headphones. No corners were cut when designing the electrical curcuitry and this way, the relatively small and compact, Stereo Box DS2 can compete with much bigger and heavier integrated amps that cost many times more!
A great addition to the Stereo Box DS2 is the CD Box DS2. Together with this DAC and CD player, you can add all the digital connectivity you need and supplement your highend vinyl experience with great sounding, modern digital sources. Unparalleled in value, a powerful stereo-set that covers the entirety of the analog and digital domains at acompact footprint that knows what matters most: a truly exciting musical experience! The sandwich aluminium / metal casing is aesthetically pleasing and protects effectively against interferences. Stereo Box DS2 is available in silver or black with or without wooden side panels in walnut or eucalyptus.
- Dual mono design principle
- Built-in phono pre-amplifier with MM & MC capability
- Other inputs: 3x analogue, 1x BT
- 4th generation BT with aptX capability & antenna
- Volume control with motor driven potentiometer
- Headphone output with dedicated amplifier stage
- Fixed & variable outputs for subwoofer or second zone amp
- Trigger In and Output
- Available in silver or black with or without side panels in Eucalyptus or Walnut
|Output power||2x 80 W / 135W at 8 / 4 ohms|
|Channel separation||> 65dB (@ 10kHz)|
|THD+N||< 0,03%@ 3W|
|Frequency response||20Hz - 25kHz (max. deviation -0,1dB +0,2dB)|
|Analog inputs||3 pair RCA/Cinch sockets line 1 pair phono MM/MC input (RCA)|
|Input impedance||Line: 50kOhms|
|Phono: MM 47kOhms / MC 100 Ohms|
|Digital inputs||BT (aptX)|
|Speaker connectors||4mm Ø banana plugs, spades connectors or naked wire|
|Headphone output||6,3mm jack|
|Headphone impendance||16 - 600Ohms recommended|
|Analogue outputs||RCA fixed, RCA variable, power amp, 6,3mm headphones (front)|
|Power supply||36V/5,5A DC; 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz|
|Standby-Power consumption||< 1 Watt|
|Dimensions W x H x D||206 x 71 x 240 mm (alu)|
|240 x 72 x 240 mm (wood)|
|Weight||1770 g (Alu) without power supply|
|2000 g (Wood) without power supply|
“The Stereo Box DS2 couldn‘t be better”
• The sound signature of the Stereo Box DS2 turned out to be light and airy, with an elastic and unexpectedly weighty bass.
• In our case, the sound turned out to be crystal clear.
• And in general, the amp offers an enviable dynamic range and the expanded musical space with a great tonal neutrality.
• The multidimensional airy atmosphere proved especially effectively on high-resolution recordings.
• Even on complex, dense recordings, the guitars sounded articulate, and the bass did not lose any energy or immediacy.
• Vocals are not inclined to dominate, unless, of course, it is initially accented in the recording.
• The drive and energy are in the first rate.
• In a word, it is possible to build an excellent compact universal system based on this integrated. The way it should be in today‘s dynamic city life. As the saying goes: stylish, fashionable, youthful.[pdf]
King of the small components
• Keeps competing models twice the size in check.
• The phono-amp sounds terrific. This option alone turns the DS2 into a luxury object.
• The DS2 has an airiness to it ...
• ... made a massive impression ...
• ... try it out ... and be happy.[pdf]