Description

It features the most advanced technology in its price class. The sophisticated AK4490 D/A converter, from Asahi Kasai Microdevices, together with the complementing sample rate converter (AK4137), are responsible for outstanding resolution, soundstage, air and imaging. The ability to control the upsampling of all incoming digital signals to PCM 768 kHz / DSD256 with the Sound Modes button gives you the possibility to shape the sound to your personal preference. Three different sound modes and five different digital filters at your hand offer no less than fifteen individual listening experiences! An MM and MC capable phono preamplifier as well as a Line Level input for any other analogue source round up this incredible one box solution! Four analog outputs (fixed, variable, subwoofer, headphone) together with S/PDIF optical digital, asynchronous USB and aptX Bluetooth make Pre Box DS2 digital one of the most versatile audiophile pre-amplifiers on the market! Pre Box DS2 digital fulfills every need the modern audiophile has. It offers full support for the highest resolution of digital formats. It features a Phono input for all available MM and MC cartridges, one Line Level input for any other analogue source as well as wireless sound transmission via aptX Bluetooth! Bundled with high aesthetics and unmatched sound Pre Box DS2 digital becomes the one to beat in its price range. Together with our Amp Box DS2 or two Amp Box DS2 Mono’s you will reach new summits of budget hi-fidelity sound with your high quality loudspeakers!

Additional information
Weight157 kg
Dimensions22 × 206 × 71 cm
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Features

  • Phono stage (MM/MC), line in on board
  • 5 digital Inputs: 1x USB, 2x optical, 1x coax, 1x Bluetooth (aptX)
  • Top grade AK4490 D/A chip (32-bit PCM 768kHz / DSD256)
  • Up to 32bit/768kHz asynchronous USB (XMOS technology)
  • DSD64, DSD128 & DSD256 (DSD over PCM)
  • Up to 24bit/192kHz for optical & coax inputs
  • 5 selectable digital filter characteristics
  • 3 selectable sound modes
  • Headphone output on the front (6.3mm)
  • High-end ultra low phase oscillator with superior noise rejection
  • RCA line level solid-state analogue output stage
  • Ultra linear & ultra low noise circuitry
  • Full alu/metal sandwich casing in silver or black
  • Optional wooden side panels available!
  • Handmade in Europe

Specs

  • 2 analogue inputs: 1x Line In (RCA), 1x Phono Line In (RCA)
  • Phono input specifications: MM 47kohms/50pF; MC 10ohms
  • Digital outputs: 1x coax (S/PDIF)
  • 2x optical (TOSlink®)
  • 1x USB B
  • 1x Bluetooth(aptX)
  • D/A-converter: AK4490 32-bit PCM 768kHz / DSD256
  • Sampling rate converter: AK4137EQ upsampling to 768kHz
  • Sampling rates: 32/44,1/48/88,2/96/176,2/192/352,8/384/768 kHz
  • DSD support: DSD64, DSD128 and DSD256
  • Filter settings: 5 different selectable on front
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz (+0/-1dB)
  • Analogue outputs: 6.3mm Headphone (front)
  • 1x Subwoofer(RCA)
  • 1x Fixed (RCA)
  • 1x Variable Out (RCA)
  • Output voltage: 2,2 V(switchable +6dB gain gives 4,4 V)
  • Minimal recommended headphone impedance: 8ohms
  • Headphone output power: 100mW/8ohms
  • THD: 0,00085%
  • Crosstalk: -117dB ([email protected])
  • Signal to noise ratio: 113dB (20 – 20.000 kHz)
  • Power consumption: <1 watt standby, 600mA max
  • Outboard power supply: 18V/1000mA DC (included)

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