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Pro-Ject Tube Box DS2 Phono Preamp

2 Reviews
$699.00 to $799.00

Sounds As Gorgeous As It Looks, Then Some

This precision tube phono preamplifier 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!
  • Tube assembly: 2x ECC83 (12AX7)
  • Input impedance variable: 10-1000 Ohms, fix 47 kOhms
  • 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)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 88dBA
  • THD: < 0,04%
  • RIAA curve accuracy: +/- 0,2dB/20Hz - 20kHz
  • Subsonic filter: 20Hz @ 18dB/octave
  • Input / Output: 2x RCA
  • Power supply: 18V/1000mA DC
  • Power consumption: max 490mA DC / < 0,5 watt standby
  • Dimensions: 9.44" x 3.7" x 9.94" WxHxD
  • Weight: (without power supply) 4.25lb
  • Ratings & Reviews

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    Thanks needle Doctor for starting me out with a Great phono Preamp!


    I was about to give this 4 stars, only because I'm looking for something a little more versatile, but for this price range and from the phono preamps under 1000 this thing rocks. I love the settings on it and its great for a MC cartridge.

    Great advice on great equipment at a great price.


    On first listen there was no comparison to the rich detail level of the Tube Box DS2. Even though I purchased a new cartridge along with it, I intentionally left the new cartridge out of the system for three days of extensive listening to make sure I had a chance to hear how it sounded with my existing cartridge with which I was both very happy and very familiar. It made the existing Audio Technica AT150MLX absolutely sing with joy. Sound stage was increased and everything sounded better. There was suddenly instrumentation in songs I had not noticed before even songs I have heard thousands of times.

    The flexibility of settings provided by this phono stage is astonishing for any price range and make it a great match for almost any cartridge you can throw at it. The continuously variable resistance setting let's you tune this stage to the cart on a per-album basis if you desire and brings to life the Hana.