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Old 09-05-17, 01:53 PM
miero miero is offline
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Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 digital DAC

Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 digital

a.k.a. "MiniDAC" designed by Jarek and JohnW from the "MDAC First Listen" thread has been announced:
https://www.sempre-audio.at/Pro-Ject...ar.id.5651.htm

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Old 10-05-17, 07:22 AM
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Nein sprechen sie deutsch...or Austrian

Did not see anywhere on site to get English?!
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Old 10-05-17, 08:08 AM
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I just used google translate icon in the address bar (am using chrome)
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Old 10-05-17, 09:43 AM
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This looks like what the F-DAC lite might have been ...
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Old 10-05-17, 01:21 PM
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Hi-res audio based on a fine DAC and a very accurate master clock, supporting data with up to 32 bits and 768 kHz or DSD up to DSD512 via a particularly sophisticated USB interface, which eliminates any interference By MQA and Roon Labs LLC's Roon-tested DAC.

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Old 10-05-17, 02:44 PM
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I presume it's lost something in (Google) translation
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Old 10-05-17, 03:24 PM
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I just used google translate icon in the address bar (am using chrome)
Using Firefox. No translate button that I know of. :-(

I DO understand 350euros however! ;-)
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Old 10-05-17, 11:50 PM
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Yes its Jareks and my design - the original basis of the design is our FDAC / MDAC2 XMOS "software" development board.

Sadly the first production batch (and being reviewed) was manufactured without our approved components (Note the Pink / Silver organic capacitors) - and a few other changes.

I brought this to Heinz attention and he's insured me that changes will be made and correct parts used in the future production. As a designer, no one likes to see unapproved design changes - I was VERY surprised at the "political" issues we faced working with a Czech / Slovak production company's - it does make me appreciate working in China more and its kind of sad to say that!

Using my contacts I ordered the correct capacitors - so it appear Heinz a man of his word and I very much appreciate that

Its a good little DAC, Dual ESS9038Q2M, Multi regulated PSU, Polypropylene capacitors and precision MELF resistors etc... but you have to consider its small size and theres only so much that can be squeezed into such as design and yet still keeping it simple for production in Europe.

You want a small no nonsense DAC for your Office / Bedroom etc its perfect.

Supports MQA and is Roon certified...

The DAC really appreciates a good clean PSU - and works very well with the Detox.

Its also works well with DSD DSD performance has been much improved with the new Hyperstream II DAC's from ESS - I'm glad that we are able to use the latest Hyperstream II devices in MDAC2 / FDAC.
Source: http://www.pinkfishmedia.net/forum/s...&postcount=796
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Old 14-05-17, 12:39 AM
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Names of 3 versions:
- Pre Box S2 Digital
- DAC Box S2+
- Head Box S2 Digital
Source: http://www.mqa.co.uk/customer/news/post/munich-update
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Old 18-05-17, 02:22 PM
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Could be interested in this - but only with the approved parts. Therefore, the question is how could that be achieved with certainty I wonder?
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Old 19-05-17, 05:42 AM
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unboxing video: https://youtu.be/oeVmjJClr3w?t=2m2s
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Old 20-05-17, 03:17 AM
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Sadly the first production batch (and being reviewed) was manufactured without our approved components (Note the Pink / Silver organic capacitors) - and a few other changes.
Comparison of prototype and the first batch.

(prototype)

Source: https://ctrlv.cz/rS3Y

(first batch?)

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeVmjJClr3w&t=2m2s
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Old 05-06-17, 04:58 AM
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detailed description in PDF:
http://www.box-designs.com/inhalt/en...xs2digital.pdf

official web:
http://www.box-designs.com/main.php?...2-line&lang=en
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Old 05-06-17, 07:14 AM
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Is it actually on sale anywhere?
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Old 05-06-17, 08:11 AM
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Is it actually on sale anywhere?
300Pcs had been manufactured a few months back with more every month so they must be in the supply chain somewhere...

Expect supply to be VERY limited as demand from distributors is huge.
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