Phono Box DS2 is a highly flexible phono preamplifier that’s suitable for most cartridges on the market, MM & MC alike. Push-button adjustment allows you to easily listen among load & capacitance settings, and front-panel gain simplifies things even further. The enclosure is made of a rigid 2-layer metal sandwich construction that not only shields the circuitry from electromagnetic interference and vibration, but is also pleasing to the eye in its simplicity & elegance. Phono Box DS2 features a linear circuit designed to deliver the best possible sound from a minimalistic PCB, amounting to fantastic dollar-for-dollar value.

Additional information
Weight 1.32 kg
Dimensions 19.4 × 20.6 × 7.1 cm


  • Suitable for MM and MC cartridges
  • Precise RIAA equalisation
  • Dual mono circuitry for optimized channel separation
  • Selectable input impedance on front
  • Selectable input capacitance on front
  • Low noise ICs
  • Gold-plated RCA in & outputs
  • Sandwich alu/metal casing protects from vibrations and electromagnetic interference
  • Colour options: silver and black, optional wooden side panels
  • Handmade in Europe


  • Input impedance: 10, 50, 100, 1k, 47kohms A
  • Input capacitance/impedance: 47pF, 147pF, 267pF and 367pF */47kohms B
  • Input gain: 40, 45 B / 50, 60 and 65dB A
  • 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
  • Input: 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
  • Line-level output: 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
  • Outboard power supply: 18V/500mA DC, suitable for your country’s mains supply
  • Power consumption: 100mA DC, <1W in standby

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.