New RIAA preamplifier for turntables, Very versatile adjustments on the front panel, Possibility to connect two turntables, Preset input selection settings, RCA and mini XLR input (balanced), RCA and XLR output (balanced), Load impedance adjustment, capacity, gain (db) and subsonic filter
An external phono preamp is an essential element to be able to listen to vinyls if the amplifier in possession does not have a connection for a turntable or when the integrated phono preamp does not meet the quality requirements that are expected, since prephono generally integrated are never of excellent quality.
The well-known Austrian company Pro-Ject offers a huge range of turntables and accessories that soon made it known and appreciated among all fans, and its latest prephono presented fully meets the needs of vinyl lovers, characterized by the usual high price / quality ratio.
The Pro-Ject Phono Box S3 B is the new RIAA preamplifier for turntables that can manage both MM and MC cartridges with a series of very versatile adjustments present on the front panel, which thus give the possibility to be adapted in a sensitive way to the needs of your own. pickups, in terms of termination capacity, termination resistance and gain.
These settings are also storable which is something very useful as they can be easily recalled based on the cartridge in use, this is because two turntables can be connected to the Phono Box S3.
Made with a very elegant chassis in silver finish and very well built with all the adjustments present on the front, while on the rear side there is space for an RCA and mini XLR (balanced) input, an RCA and XLR output that make this device highly versatile and full.
Also worth mentioning is the possibility of inserting the subsonic filter when required for the reproduction of particular vinyls.
Input Impedance: 10 ohm / 50 ohm / 100 ohm / 1 kOhm / 47 kOhm
Input capacitance: 50pF / 150pF / 300pF / 400pF
Gain Switch: 40dB / 45dB / 60dB / 65dB (+ 6dB if using XLR output)
Subsonic filter: -18 dB per octave at 20 Hz
MM Signal to Noise Ratio (40dB): 103dBV, 110dBV α-weighted
MC signal-to-noise ratio (60dB): 85dBV, 90dBV α-weighted
THD at 1 kHz: <0.001% MM / <0.005% MC
THD (20Hz-20kHz): <0.008% MM, <0.01% MC
RIAA accuracy: <0.3dB / 20Hz - 20kHz
Input: 1 x 5 pin mini XLR / 1 x RCA
Line level output: 1 RCA, 1 XLR
Power Consumption: <0.5W in standby
Power supply: 18 Volt DC / 500 mA
Dimensions: 206 x 55 x 153 (164 with sockets) mm (WxHxD)
Weight: 930 g