The Phono Box S3 B is a phono preamplifier that offers a fully balanced design in a neat, small package. Pro-Ject have packed this tiny chassis to the brim with high-end features. One of those is their new True Balanced Connection. When used in combination with a Pro-Ject turntable with a 5-pin balanced output and 5P to XLR cable, you can achieve a totally balanced connection, minimising noise and delivering a breathtaking analogue signal.
Until now, balanced connections were exclusive to the RS range of products. The Phono Box S3 B brings those features to more affordable products.
Fully Discrete and Symmetrical Gain Stage
The new Phono Box S3 B gain stage uses a fully discrete layout. A discrete circuit is composed of disparate electronic components, and individual devices. The amplifier section is built of single parts and doesn‘t use any integrated circuits! That makes for an extended and more costly design process but results in the best sound quality. The fully symmetrical gain stage can optimise the signal-to-noise ratios, feeding the semi-passive, RIAA equalisation stage with a clean signal to work on.
Pro-Ject Audio has been reviving music since 1990. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, when factories were closing in droves, founder Heinz Lichtenegger bought a turntable factory in the small Czech town of Litovel. Retaining the experienced staff and re-imagining classic turntable designs, we went to work constructing low cost, design-oriented turntables that would help people rediscover music the way it should be.
We're still working with the same staff out of the same small factory in Litovel. We've kept revising our low cost options for the easiest use, best sound and cleanest finish. But we also build midrange and high end turntables... and a whole lot more.
We don't expect you to believe everything we say. You've got no reason to trust us, so don't. Look up reviews and ask your friends. We're talked about and reviewed positively, and for good reason. Whether you're after a cheap and easy 'table, a high end award winner or quality hi-fi equipment, you'll keep coming across one name. That's Pro-Ject Audio Systems.
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