Pro-Ject Pre Box RS2 Digital - digital high-end preamplifier (DAC / XLR / headphone amp / MQA / Hi-Res / DSD / incl. full aluminum remote control / black)

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RRP: 1,995.00 2 1,599.00

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    qualitative digital high-end preamplifier in black finish
    dual mono DACs: 2x ESS9038Q2M
    high quality optionally selectable upsampling of PCM and/or MQA content with propriatory filtering
    advanced re-clocking powered by new XMOS chip with Mulit-Core RISC architecture
    nine digital inputs: i²S HDMI, AES/EBU, Toslink, S/PDIF coax, Bluetooth v4.0
    analogue: Pre-out XLR/RCA/headphone, RCA input
    fully balanced double mono design
    output stage switchable between 6922 tube & solid state
    ultra-linear and ultra low noise
    new high-quality display with responsive and fast UI design
    high quality full aluminum remote control included in scope of delivery
    DC power supply (< 0.5 watt standby power)
    outstanding sound quality
    solid metal casing protects from interferences
    also available in silver finish
    we are specialized dealer for Pro-Ject products - your authorized reseller in Leipzig

Product Description

The most universal & future-proof high-end pre-amplifier, DAC, headphone amp!

The Pre Box RS2 Digital is the bigger brother of our award winning and ground breaking Pre Box S2 Digital. It uses the same excellent sounding DAC chips as the S2 version, proving once again that the Pre Box S2 Digital was already at the very top of high-end DACs and absolutely beyond its competition. Based on the same core-design principles, the feature set is extended and driven to new heights. The result is a fantastic sounding and very versitile box. The perfect partner for the cream of the crop of high-end amplifiers and speakers alike!

The Pre Box RS2 Digital is a DAC and preamplifier that uses a dual-mono configuration of the highest-class D/A converters from ESS Sabre. ESS9038Q2M chips provide the highest sound quality in price-affordable, high-end circuits. Unlike most of DAC´s in this price range, the Pre Box RS2 Digital includes dual DACs and separate signal paths for the left and right channels. Also thanks to these converters, the Pro Box RS2 Digital supports up to 32-bit / 768 kHz files in PCM and DSD formats (up to DSD512) via USB, covering any digital file you can buy or stream. The analog output is a buffer that is both solid state and high-quality tube. Thus, the customer can choose which of the option is preferred. The Pre Box has eight digital filters. One of them is the proprietary optimal transient digital filter from the MQA creators. With these filters, the listener can customize the sound to suit their own preferences. Pre Box RS2 Digital comes with full HW and SW support for MQA technology (Master Quality Authenticated).

In the Pre Box, the USB input signal is processed by a powerful multi-core XMOS microcontroller with advanced Multi-Core RISC architecture. The CPLD MAX II (Complex Programmable Logic Device) Altera is used for re-clocking, which together with the XMOS microcontroller brings high-quality processing of both classical and MQA technology. For the ideal use of this technology, it is best to connect the Pre Box to our Stream Box S2 Ultra in conjunction with the TIDAL service. You can also enjoy MQA quality by linking it with our new revolutionary CD transport, the CD Box RS2 T. The CD Box RS2 T can be connected to the Pre Box by reliable I²S differential bus via the HDMI connector where the Pre Box RS2 Digital also provides the master clock (16.9344 MHz).

The headphone amplifier is the ultimate design. No compromise. No coupling capacitors. Not even on the output. All of the the amplifier is DC coupled. A very fast DC servo assures no DC voltage on the output. Its output power is suitable for all kind of headphones.

A premium full aluminum remote control is included in the packaging and the Pre Box RS2 Digital is available in a high-quality silver or black aluminum case. The big display screen on the front shows all relevant information in an easy to read, clean and structured way. Navigating the menu is very responsive and fast, allowing you to set up the unit to your preferences in seconds!

Discover your own personal sound experience

In our living room studio "Klangvilla" in Leipzig we feature more Pro-Ject products which are at all times ready for presentation. You will have the option to be explained and demonstrated also other high-quality high-end devices by our sales manager who will be available for you. We can also recommend the appropriate wiring and other high quality hi-fi accessories. Please just simply arrange a date for demonstration or consulting service with our home hi-fi sales manager by e-mail or by telephone.

Technical Data

Specifications - Pro-Ject - Pre Box RS2 Digital - digital high-end preamplifier
Hersteller / Manufacturer: Pro-Ject
Produktserie / Product series: RS2 Line
Produktname / Product name: Pre Box RS2 Digital
Produktart / Product type: digitaler High-end Vorverstärker / digital high-end preamplifier
Gehäuse-Farbe / Chassis colour: Schwarz / black
Gehäuse-Material / Chassis material: Aluminium / aluminum
D/A-Wandler (mit 8 unterschiedlichen Filter Optionen) / DAC (with 8 different digital filter settings): 2x ESS9038Q2M (Dual-Mono / dual mono - 32bit/768kHz/DSD512)
Digitaleingänge / Digital inputs: 1 x USB 2.0 Audio 32/768 + DoP und/and Native-DSD bis zu / up to DSD512
1 x HDMI I2S für/for CD Box RS2 T
2 x S/PDIF optisch/optical 24/192
1 x S/PDIF koaxial(coaxial 24/192
1x AES/EBU ausgeglichen/balanced 24/192
MQA / MQA: volle MQA Unfolding in Hardware / full MQA unfolding by hardware
Line-Eingang / Line-level input: 1 x Paar/pair RCA Buchsen/sockets
1 x Paar/pair XLR Buchsen/sockets
Eingangsimpedanz / Input impedance: 15 kOhm
Ausgangsimpedanz / Output impedance: 180 Ohm Solid State + 220 Ohm Röhre/tube
Analog-Ausgänge / Analog outputs: Pre-out (XLR & RCA)
Kopfhörer/headphone (6,35 mm Buchse/jack)
Kopfhörer-Verstärkerleistung / Headphone output power: 90 mW / 300 Ohm ; 245 mW / 32 Ohm ; 90 mW / 8 Ohm
THD+N (20Hz - 20kHz) / THD+N (20Hz - 20kHz): < 0.006% Solid State / 0.017% Röhre/tube @ 2 V RMS, 1 kHz
Masterclock Ausgang / Master clock output: 16,9344 MHz für/for CD Box RS2 T
Bluetooth Version / Bluetooth version: voll eingebettetes Bluetooth® v4.0 / fully embedded Bluetooth® v4.0
Bluetooth Codecs / Bluetooth codecs: SBC, AAC, AptX
Output Buffer / Output buffer: diskret und ausgeglichen / discrete and balanced
Röhre und Solid State / Tube and solid state
Röhren / Tubes: 4 x 6922 EH
Netzteil / Power supply: 20V/3A DC, 110-240V/50, 60 Hz
Leistungsaufnahme / Power consumption: max. 1,2 A DC, < 0,5 W in Standby
Abmessungen B x H x T (T mit Buchsen) / Dimensions W x H x D (D with sockets): 206 mm x 72 mm x 222 mm
Gewicht (ohne Netzteil) / Weight (without power supply): 1710 g

Scope of Delivery

  • 1 x Pro-Ject - Pre Box RS2 Digital - digital high-end preamplifier in black
  • 1 x power supply
  • 1 x full aluminum remote control
  • 1 x operating instruction / user manual

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