Pro-Ject Box Design DAC Box RS2 DAC

Code: PJ-BD-DAC-BOX-RS2
  • £1,549.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  |   Usually dispatched within 24 hours
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The DAC Box RS2 is based on the same design as Pro-Ject's EISA award-winning Pre Box RS2 Digital, with the pre-amplifier section removed, making it a high-grade DAC with phenomenal sound characteristics, ready to connect into any integrated or pre-amplifier.

Key Features:

  • Luxury DAC with full MQA support
  • Dual Mono ESS Sabre DAC chip configuration
  • Multiple digital inputs, including wireless Bluetooth connectivity
  • Full MQA support over USB and when connected to a CD transport
  • Roon Tested, for easy set-up in a Roon system
  • Extensive digital filter options built-in
  • Fully-balanced dual mono design for absolute audiophile performance
  • Output stage switchable between 6922 tubes and solid state signal paths
  • Ultra-linear and ultra low noise design throughout
  • New high-quality display with responsive and fast UI design
  • Aluminium IR remote included 

The DAC Box RS2 features a very sophisticated digital stage, with a dual-mono configuration of the high-class ESS Sabre ESS9038Q2M DAC chips, featuring upsampling technology. Unlike most other designs, it boasts dual DAC chips and separate signal paths for the left and right channels. This allows for the finest conversion possible and support for digital transmission up-to 32-bit / 768kHz PCM and DSD512 over USB. There's also full authorisation and hardware/software support for Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) audio files, and Roon Tested certification for quick integration into a Roon-based system. To handle all this complexity, the DAC Box RS2's USB input 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 traditional and MQA source material. 

Technical Specifications:

  • DAC: X2 ESS9038Q2M (dual mono - 32bit/768kHz/DSD512) with 8 different digital filter settings
  • Digital Inputs: 1 x USB 2.0 Audio 32/768 + DoP and Native-DSD up to DSD512 / 1 x HDMI I2S for CD Box RS2 T / 2 x S/PDIF optical 24/192, 1 x S/PDIF coaxial 24/192 / 1x AES/EBU balanced 24/192
  • MQA Support: Full MQA unfolding by hardware
  • Line-level Input: 1 pair XLR / 1 pair RCA
  • Output Impedance: 180Ω solid state, 220Ω tube
  • Analogue Outputs: Fixed Outputs (XLR & RCA pairs)
  • THD+N (20Hz - 20kHz): < 0.0008% solid state/0.001% tube @ 2V RMS, 1kHz 
  • Bluetooth Version: Fully embedded Bluetooth® v4.0
  • Bluetooth Codecs: SBC, AAC and AptX
  • Output Buffer: Discrete and balanced, tube and solid state
  • Tubes: 4 x 6922EH
  • Power Supply: 20V / 3A DC
  • Power Consumption: Max. 1.2A DC (< 0.5W in Standby)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 206 x 72 x 222 mm
  • Weight: 1520g without power supply

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Turntableworld or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

COLLECT IN STORE OR HOME INSTALL:At the request of the manufacturer some items cannot be supplied by mail order but you can click and buy them and then elect to collect them from our store or arrange a home install (if applicable). Applicable items clearly state that they are Collect in store or home install. Once ordered you will receive a message prompting you to contact us by phone or email to arrange for us to deliver and install or to reserve and collect from our store at your convenience, you will also be advised of the delivery time / stock availability as not all Home install / collect in store items are held in stock. 

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