Decades ago when the audio market was dominated by the compact disc, Pro-Ject focused on making quality, affordable turntables for listeners still committed to vinyl. Now, as much of the market streams music, Pro-Ject provides an audiophile solution for those who remain committed to their CD collection. Red Book CD players have become rare and high-end transports are even harder to come by. The mechanics in older and more basic designs rely on audio interpolation which has a negative impacting on the sound quality. Consequently the CD as a medium may have gotten a bad rap, which is why Pro-Ject has brought this sophisticated transport into the light. Made solely for optimal CD-reading via its suspended, carbon-fiber enclosure, the CD-Pro 8 top-loading module & Blue Tiger CD-84 servo board combine with Pro-Ject’s Reference Series chassis to deliver maximum information from your Redr Book CDs over to your DAC.

*Note: I2S ins/outs featured in our RS2 series (Pre Box RS2 Digital, DAC Box RS2, CD Box RS2 T) communicate with other Pro-Ject RS2 components only. They are not universal and will not function with other brands’ I2S-capable components.

Additional information
Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 21 × 20.6 × 7.8 cm



  • Toploading CD drive
  • Magnetic clamp
  • Plays Red Book CD-DA discs
  • CD-Pro 8 top loading module with suspension system and Blue Tiger CD-84 servo board
  • I²S + Masterclock via HDMI connector
  • LCD screen displays time, tracks, text (if available)
  • Gravity design with central mass point
  • Aluminium IR remote included
  • Available in a silver or black high-quality aluminium chassis
  • Handmade in Europe


  • Supports: Red Book CD-DA discs
  • 1 x balanced (AES/EBU) on XLR connector
  • 1 x optical (TOSlink®)
  • 1 x coaxial (RCA socket)
  • Digital I2S output + Master Clock: 1 x HDMI connector
  • Outboard power supply: 20V/3.000mA DC, suitable for your country
  • Power consumption: 600mA DC, < 0,5W in standby
  • Replacement battery remote control: 1 x CR2032 / 3V or 1 x CR2025 / 3V


“The Pro-Ject CD Box RS2 Transport and Pre Box RS2 DAC punch way above their weight” – Steve Guttenberg, Audiophiliac