Pro-Ject CD Box DS3: The CD player is not dead!

Pro-Ject CD Box DS3
Pro-Ject CD Box DS3

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Pro-Ject has introduced a new model of the CD Box DS3 CD player in the Box series.

Unlike most “digital” components entering the market today, the novelty is designed exclusively for playing Red Book format optical discs . The device is enclosed in a solid aluminum case, and the slot loader transport rests on three elastic supports that protect it from external vibrations. The transport uses a Blue Tiger CD-80 servo , developed by Stream Unlimited . The DAC section is built on a PCM1796 chip from Texas Instruments, and the power supply is placed in a separate case. The weight of the component is 1.66 kg.

Pro-Ject CD Box DS3
Pro-Ject CD Box DS3

The Pro-Ject CD Box DS3 CD player will be available shortly for 700 euros .

Technical Specifications

Supports: Red Book CD-DA
Line-level output: 1 pair RCA
Digital outputs: 1 x optical TOSlink®, 1 x co-axial (S/PDIF)
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz/ ± 0,15dB
Noise floor: >105dBA / 20Hz – 20kHz
THD (analog output): <0,018%
THD (digital output): <0,005%
Line Level Output voltage: 2 Vrms / 0dBFS
D/A-converter: PCM1796
Power supply: 18V/1A DC, suitable for your country
Power consumption: 300 – 600mA DC, <0,5W in standby
Battery remote control: 1xCR2032 / 3V or 1xCR2025 / 3V
Dimensions WxHxD: 206 x 72 x 194 (200 incl. sockets) mm
Weight: 1660 g without power supply

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