People who love analog sound don’t always realize the value of a phono preamp like the Phono Box DS2. Many of them also want to record their vinyl in a simple, yet high-end way. The Phono Box DS2 USB is the perfect solution. It is a sophisticated phono stage, based on a high-end passive/active ultra-linear phono equalization. MM and MC capability as well as extensive variable impedance and capacitance settings match any cartridge, ensuring optimum performance. Two individual phono inputs allow you to use two different turntables or tonearm/cartridge combinations with different sound characteristics to perfectly match your preferred type of music.

A low-noise and jitter-free A/D converter transfers the analog signal into a high-resolution digital format (PCM up to 192kHz or DSD 128). Via its USB output, you can record your vinyl on any computer. There is also an analog line input to digitalize other analog audio sources. A standard line output to connect the unit to your HiFi system isn’t missed. The Phono Box DS2 USB is manufactured in a beautiful chassis made out of aluminum and metal, which gives an elegant functional look and avoids the influence of mechanical or electromagnetic interference.

Additional information
Weight 1.34 kg
Dimensions 22.6 × 20.6 × 7.1 cm

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  • Suitable for MM and MC cartridges
  • Analogue RCA, USB and optical out on back
  • 3 Inputs (2 Phono, 1 Line)
  • Precise RIAA equalisation
  • Dual mono circuitry for optimized channel separation
  • Selectable input impedance on front
  • Selectable input capacitance on front
  • Digital output sampling frequency adjustable
  • Low noise circuitry
  • Gold-plated RCA in & outputs
  • Sandwich alu/metal casing protects from vibrations and electromagnetic interference
  • Colour options: silver and black, with optional wooden side panels
  • Handmade in Europe


  • Input impedance: 10, 20, 50, 100, 200ohms, 1000 ohms and 47kohms A
  • Input capacitance/impedance: 100pF, 220pF and 320pF */47kohms B
  • Input gain: 40, 45, 50, 60, 65dB
  • Noise floor: 80dB (A weighted) at 40dB input gain
  • THD: <0,02%
  • RIAA-equalisation curve accuracy: 20Hz – 20kHz / max. 0,3dB
  • Subsonic filter: at 20Hz with 12dB/octave
  • Phono Inputs: 2 pairs RCA/phono sockets
  • Line input: 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
  • Line output: 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
  • Digital outputs: 1x USB B-type
  • 1x S/PDIF optical
  • Outboard power supply: 18V/500mA DC, suitable for your country’s mains supply

A: typical for low output MC cartridges, B: typical for MM cartridges or high output MC
*Input capacitance is irrelevant for low output MC cartridges.

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