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Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 digital DAC

Discussion in 'audio' started by miero, May 9, 2017.

  1. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    :—) Actually it's @BertilR who is worried about his caps.

    For the new forum layout I've been trying to copy over my signature from other forums too. Note the video link:

    Everyone wants to date my avatar.
  2. the_bat

    the_bat pfm Member

    Thanks John. That's just what I needed to know.

  3. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    [Deleted] Nevermind...you apparently meant Pre Box not Head Box.
  4. JohnW

    JohnW Trade: Lakewest

    Hey don't worry - I also get confused about the naming of "my" designs!!! here in the lab we just call them L1, L2 (Head Box) & L3 (Pre Box)...
  5. lonek

    lonek Member

    Foobar output is configured to stream to Pre Box S2 - via WASAPI (event) driver, 32-bit.
    But Foobar talks: "Unrecoverable playback error: Unsupported stream format: 44100 Hz / 32-bit / 2 channels"
    How do you think, is it Pro Ject driver problem or Foobar WASAPI component issue?
    Under the same conditions, for 24-bit is OK - but S2 is 44,1/32 bit capable?
  6. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    In foobar Preferences, under Playback > Output, use the Pro-Ject ASIO driver. I am experiencing no problem with "DSD : ASIO : Pro-Ject Box ASIO" or "ASIO : Pro-Ject Box ASIO".
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2017
  7. tuga

    tuga pfm Member

    It's a pity because I am sure many have no need for a headphones out or a pre...
    How difficult would it be to disconnect the headphone amplifier section,if at all possible? In a Teac I used to own all we had to do was unplug it from the PSU (no de-soldering get necessary).
    Can the adjustable line out be bypassed?

  8. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    Why not just run cables from the pre outs to your own headphone amplifier? That stage should be transparent.
  9. lonek

    lonek Member

    Although in the "Foobar control panel..." - but ASIO driver works perfectly :))

    Thanks a lot;
  10. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    Glad to help, and glad you figured out my meaning. I went back and fixed that in the original post, in case someone else needing that info stumbles upon this thread. It's great to have XenForo features like unlimited editing now!
  11. tuga

    tuga pfm Member

    I don't use headphones. All I need is a DAC with fixed line-outputs.
    I tried to say that in my first sentence but apparently was unsuccessful...
  12. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    OK sorry. But if you set the volume control to 0 db, the preamp RCA jacks become fixed line outputs.
  13. lonek

    lonek Member

    Oh yes !
    Psychologists do say that not family, neither money or whatever, but to have an impact - is most important for us people...
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  14. BertilR

    BertilR Member

    [​IMG] If they say they use Lelon across the all board then they're wrong these capacitors are much much worse than Lelon! "hope i got a picture this time" [​IMG] https://minfil.org/55l5V5cdb1/20171106_211802.jpg
  15. BertilR

    BertilR Member

  16. davidavdavid

    davidavdavid EARWAG

    fuller review here of the unit: http://www.stereolifemagazine.com/news/item/1306-pro-ject-pre-box-s2-digital

    just messaged friend of mine here in the States - product director for Pro-Ject, and have asked him about availability and pricing
    reckon across the pond, it will probably cost at least $399.00

    if it does everything it claims that's one helluva bargain, would love to put it up against my Brooklyn DAC and Brooklyn DAC+

    just heard from my friend at Pro-Ject.... the unit is backordered in the hundreds and they haven't even started shipping in the States - confirmation $399 if you can get your hands one one, as of this morning only two units are in the States and they are being exhibited at shows, most recently RMAF and CanJam

    an optional (silver) remote control is available
    Control it Pre Box S2 digital (silver)
    MSRP $49
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2017
  17. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    @BertilR I see yours are "K 50 1000 6.3V". Mine all say "F7 OCRZ 1000 6.3V". Both OK @JohnW?
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  18. left channel

    left channel Prominent Member

    I can confirm a US dealer also told me $399 but cannot order stock yet. Until this month they did not even have a price. I've seen no US reviews either.

    I have not heard a Brooklyn/Brooklyn+. That would probably be an unfair comparison ...but if not, Mytek customers are going to be feeling cheated!
    lonek likes this.
  19. davidavdavid

    davidavdavid EARWAG

    when i hear from my contact that they are available in the States, will let you and the rest of the forum know
  20. sortof

    sortof Active Member

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