Tube Box DS2
Premium phono preamplifier with tube output and highend sound!
This precision tube phono pre-amplifier benefits from outstanding circuit technology from Dr. Sykora and uses ultimate components. Compatible with both MM and MC cartridges. It offers connection for two turntables plus two selectable line outputs and a continuously variable selection of input impedance for low output MC cartridges while playing a record! Other features include input capacitance for MM cartridges and switchable subsonic, that prevents your amplifier and speakers of ultra low rumble below 20Hz. All components including tube output and polypropylene capacitors are audiophile-grade and guarantee a breathtaking sound experience. A perfect upgrade for ambitious vinyl lovers!
Magnetic real wood side panels in walnut, rosenut & eucalyptus are available separately & not included in the scope of delivery.
- Suitable for MM and MC cartridges
- Precise RIAA equalisation
- Ultra low noise circuitry
- Selection between 2 phono inputs & 2 line outputs
- Dual mono circuitry for optimized channel separation
- Selectable input impedance (for MC: fix or variable)
- Selectable input capacitance (for MM)
- Selectable subsonic filter
- Gold-plated RCA in & outputs
- Sandwich alu/metal casing protects from vibrations and electromagnetic interference
- Magnetic side panels in eucalyptus, rosenut and walnut available separately
|Tubes||2 x ECC83 (12AX7)|
|Input impedance||Variable 10-1000 Ohm, fix 47 kOhm|
|Capacitance||100 / 220 / 320 pF|
|Gain MM / MC||40 / 45 / 50 / 60 / 65 dB|
|Output voltage typically||500 mV/1kHz at 5mV/1kHz (at 40dB)|
|RIAA curve accuracy||+/- 0.2dB/20Hz - 20kHz|
|Subsonic filter||20Hz @ 12dB/octave|
|Inputs||2 x Phono (RCA)|
|Outputs||2 x Line (RCA)|
|Power supply||18V/1000mA DC|
|Power consumption max||490mA DC / < 0.5 Watt Standby|
|Dimensions B x H x T||206 x 91 x 227 mm (Alu)|
|240 x 93 x 227 mm (Wood)|
|Weight (without power supply)||1500 g (Alu)|
|1960 g (Wood)|
Hi-Fi Choice reviews the Tube Box DS2
Space and tonal realism makes for a very compelling listen and one that is very easy to spend extended sessions enjoying. Impressive performance with useful flexibility at a very attractive price.
hi-fi news on the Tube Box DS2
… the addition of that tub-y warmth worked magic on a voice that's already so honeyed as to border on the calorific.
It was enough that it handles two decks, has two outputs and adjustable loading to match any cartridge likely to cross my path. Above all, though, is the sublime valve-y sound: it's an absolute knock-out, even proving itself in an uber-high-end £100k system with a £10k MC. This is a killer.
Jarrett New: Tube Box DS2 best phono preamp I ever heard
… I'm completely blown away by both the accuracy and the clarity of this sound …
… I think overall this one piece of gear has really opened up the entire soundstage and dynamic range of my vinyl audio setup and revealed a level of detail that I had never heard before …
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