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!
- 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
- Available in silver or black with or without side panels in Eucalyptus, Rosenut or Walnut
|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)|
Here the vinyl passion is experienced out in the most beautiful way
The Pro-Ject had it all: the drive, the charm, the fine resolution and, last but not least, a very generous spatial presentation towards the rear. No weaknesses. It is precisely this juicy, gripping aspect that makes it perfect.
The Pro-Ject is characterized by the beauty of the timbres which “bathes you in sound”.
The Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2 shows an enormous amount of juice and power in terms of sound – that is an adoration of the analogue lifestyle. Very velvety and warm, at the same time with a nice grunt in the low end.
If you also take into account the uniquely versatile equipment, this is without a doubt the strongest and most interesting phono stage in its price range.
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.[pdf]
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 …
WATCH THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXr6esc18v0[pdf]