Pro-Ject DAC & Streaming Set S2 Limited Chrome Special Pack – An exclusive first look
The combination of Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra and Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital already represents an outstanding solution for music streaming at the highest level. Now Pro-Ject Audio Systems is presenting the so-called Pro-Ject DAC & Streaming Set S2 Limited Chrome Special Pack, which includes exactly these two solutions, in a particularly elegant chrome finish.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems follows a clear line with the so-called Pro-Ject Box Design Series. The aim is to provide electronic components in a particularly compact form that are usually dedicated to a single task, but which perform this task brilliantly and are therefore of a very high quality. This means that not only are tools available for actually a single task, but also a small but all the finer hi-fi chain that leaves nothing to be desired.
In the current product generation, for example the Pro-Ject Box Design S2 Series, amplifiers are available as preamplifiers and power amplifiers, as well as integrated stereo integrated amplifiers, phono preamplifiers in various forms, headphone amplifiers, and of course D/A converters and streaming clients. Two solutions stand out here in particular, namely the streaming solution Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra and the preamplifier Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital, each of which can be used separately, but which together form a congenial duo.
With the Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra, the Austrian company Pro-Ject Audio Systems quite rightly speaks of a true all-rounder, a solution that offers streaming at the highest level, and all this in the particularly compact form of a product of the Pro-Ject Box Design S2 Series. What is particularly exciting is that this is a Streaming Bridge, a solution that leaves the actual signal conversion to the analogue world to other components, above all the Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital. The Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra itself guarantees bit-perfect streaming, with Linear PCM at up to 32 bits and 352.8 kHz, and with DSD up to DSD256. In addition to streaming via UPnP, the Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra also supports Spotify including Spotify Connect, TIDAL, and the Shairport platform. Furthermore, it is also Roon Ready certified.
As already mentioned, the Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital is designed to be the perfect gaming partner for this streaming client. With the Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital, Pro-Ject Audio Systems has not only established the current generation of the Pro-Ject Box Design S2 series, but also provides an immensely exciting digital preamplifier. On the one hand, the developers have put a remarkable amount of effort into achieving the best possible quality in signal processing, and the list of functions is also impressive. Hi-Res Audio based on a fine DAC and extremely accurate master clock, supporting data with up to 32 bit and 768 kHz or DSD up to DSD512 via a sophisticated USB interface, where any interference has been eliminated, support for MQA and also designated as Roon Tested DAC, this is a true digital all-rounder in the smallest of spaces.
Now Pro-Ject Audio Systems has put together a very special package around these two solutions from the Pro-Ject Box Design S2 Series, namely the Pro-Ject DAC & Streaming Set S2 Limited Chrome Special Pack in, as the name suggests, a limited edition, the most striking innovation being that both components are finished in fine chrome. This is actually a combination of Pro-Ject Stream Box S2 Ultra Chrome and Pro-Ject Pre Box S2 Digital Chrome.
As if that weren’t enough, the components offered here are supposed to distinguish themselves from the normal series systems by means of particularly carefully selected components and thus raise the already outstanding quality level even further.
Instead of simply receiving the two components in their respective conventional boxes, the specialist dealer hands over the Pro-Ject DAC & Streaming Set S2 Limited Chrome Special Pack to the customer in a very high-quality wooden box, which contains all the accessories in addition to the actual components. This naturally includes a high-quality USB cable to connect the two components.
The new Pro-Ject DAC & Streaming Set S2 Limited Chrome Special Pack, consisting of a digital micro preamplifier and audio-optimized network bridge, is now available in specialist shops. The recommended retail price is € 1.499,-.
|Manufacturer:||Pro-Ject Audio Systems|
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