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Pro-Ject Head Box DS  

D/A converter & headphone amplifier  


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Audiophile grade headphone amp & 24bit D/A conversion  

3 digital inputs: Asynchronous USB 2.0, S/PDIF, Toslink  

Special USB-2.0 driver for 24/192 (24/96 with USB1.1)  

Ultra low-noise semiconductors  

SMD technology for short signal paths  

Analogue output (RCA) for use as D/A converter  

Analogue input (RCA)  

Headphone socket (6,3mm jack plug)  

DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)  

Metal case shields the electronics from vibrational and electromagnetic interference  

Faceplate silver or black  


Superior D/A conversion & outstanding headphone sound for digital and analogue sources combined in one box!  


Head-Box DS is based on the former SE model, which has a very good sound quality, but only one analogue input. So we kept a similar concept, improved the power supply and added a high-quality digital section! It's USB input works up to 24/192 in asynchronous mode! Playback for any headphone offers realistic sound-staging on all volume levels for 3 digital and 1 analogue sound source. Head Box DS also provides a high-quality front display, that gives full information on current status. Luxury aluminium faceplate is available in silver or black finish.  

Can be used as DAC? Yes, internal D/A conversion offers additional RCA line output that can be used with any hifi-system as cost-effective sound upgrade for existing digital sound sources. As DAC Box DS, Head Box DS uses feedback loop for controlling computer and amount of data sent. This allows implementation of a high quality, fixed frequency clock directly in the DAC section to keep jitter as low as possible.  


SRP: 349,00  




Head-Fi ( 03/2016: "It produces a great sound for its price point."  

Hifi Choice (UK) 11/2015: "Lively and punchy sound; good spec and interface"  

Hifi Critic 10/2014  





FAQ - Hints for using Head Box DS  


Q: Does the device support Windows 10?  

A: The device is fully compatible with Windows 10. It may be necessary to reinstall latest drivers after updating from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10.  


Q: Does a driver exist for Mac OSX- or Linux-Systems?  

A: You do not need a driver. The driver is already integrated in the operating system.  


Q: Head Box DS will not be recognized by Mac OSX and is not available under Audio. What can I do?  

A: Turn off your Computer and press at start alt+cmd+p+r until another starting sound appears. With this command the USB bus will be reset and the Head Box DS will be recognized new.  


Last update 18.07.2018

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