Pro-Ject announce CD Box S2 compact CD player
Insert CD, press play. Simple.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems are expanding their Box Design range of Hi-Fi electronics in early 2019, reintroducing popular models with updated aesthetics and technical characteristics. The CD Box S2 builds on the popularity of the CD Box S and is available across the UK now.Could it be that, after vinyl’s Phoenix-like rise, it is CD’s turn to experience a resurgence in popularity? Pro-Ject certainly seem to think so and they recognise that there are many users with vast CD libraries who still want to be able to access these, without needing to first rip to a server or streaming system.
The CD Box S2 is a compact slot-load CD player with an industrial standard aluminium case and buttons. Its small form factor is designed to match the rest of the S2 electronics line so that it fits easily near any existing audio system.
Compared to its predecessor, the CD Box S, the S2 has been technically revised, utilising a mini-computer-based system which ensures the player perfectly reads “Redbook Standard” CDs. The 1:1 bit-accurate CD playback performance more than compensates for the the slightly slower startup and read times.
The CD Box S2’s new 384kHz DAC board enables a more precise and detailed conversion process, plus a new feature is the ability to switch between digital Infinite Impulse Response (IIR) and Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filters. FIR filters are more computationally intensive but facilitate a finer, linear processing of the digital signal.
Control of the S2 is by either the supplied remote or the unit’s minimalist front-panel controls, and connection, too, is also simple via either RCA or digital optical outputs.
Supports: CD, CD-R, CD-RW and Hybrid-SACD
Frequency Response: 20Hz—20kHz, +/-0,15dB
SNR: > 110dB / 20Hz – 20kHz
THD: 0.005% / 1kHz
Line Level Output: 1 pair RCA
Output Voltage: 2.1V eff.
Digital Output: 1 x S/PDIF Optical TOSlink®
D/A Converter: Texas Instruments PCM5102A
External Power Supply: 9V/2.000mA DC; 110-240V/50, 60Hz
Power Consumption: Max. 1.5A DC (< 0.5W in Stand-By)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 205 x 37 x 165mm (incl. sockets)
Weight: 950g (excl. power supply)
Aimed at CD owners who are tight on space and just want a simple approach to playing their music, the CD Box S2 is available now in black or silver finish with a UK SRP of £325.00.
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