CDs continue to lose in importance and are more and more being replaced by modern streaming services. Still, not everybody wants to give up listening to a few of their favorite silver-discs and is now looking for a modern solution to put them on from time to time. Most people don’t want to invest into an overwhelming high-end player. They are looking for a small and handy, but still visually appealing system that will nevertheless play their CDs at a very high quality level. The CD Box S2 is the ideal solution. Ultra-compact, with a new, carefully manufactured, high-quality all-aluminum case and buttons, there’s not much competition in this segment. Then, there’s excellent sound-quality inside too.
In contrast to DVD or Blu-ray Disc players, a pure CD player is frequently better in playback of stereo CDs. The drive in the CD Box S2 enables 1:1 bit-accurate CD playback. Compared to its predecessor, the CD Box S, the inner workings of the CD Box S2 have been technically revised. The player is controlled by a mini-computer, to optimise the used PC-drive for a 1:1 bit-accurate reading of the „Redbook“ CD-standard and achieve a modern and audiophile playback solution. The CD is read into a memory allowing any reading errors to be corrected, which ensures the best sound quality that you can get from a PC-drive. Although this approach results in slightly higher start-up and reading times, it enables us to fit an audiophile grade CD player into the ultra-compact and beautiful S2 case.
A new and advanced DAC-chip enables a more precise and detailed digital to analog conversion. A new feature is the ability to switch between digital IIR and FIR filters. FIR filters are more complex DSP-operations and require more computational effort. However, they enable a finer and linear processing of the digital signal. The ideal base for even better sound!
For even more versatility and no limits towards the top, the optical digital output can feed an external DAC. This way, you can let your favorite high-end DAC convert the accurately transferred bitstream from the CD.
CD Box S2
- Smallest Hifi CD player on the market
- Mini-PC controlled drive
- 32bit/384kHz DAC for precise playback of Audio-CDs
- 2 different digital filters selectable (FIR and IIR)
- Optical TOSlink S/PDIF Digital output
- Slot-in mechanism
- Remote control with volume level adjustment of Pro-Ject amplifiers
- New all-aluminum case in beautiful S2 design protects against vibration and interference
Supports CD, CD-R, CD-RW and Hybrid-SACD Frequency response 20Hz—20kHz, +/-0,15dB SNR > 110dB / 20Hz – 20kHz THD 0,005% /1kHz Line level output 1 pair RCA Output voltage 2,1 Veff Digital output 1 x S/PDIF optical TOSlink® D/A-converter PCM5102A External power supply 9V/2.000mA DC; 110-240V/50, 60Hz Power consumption max. 1,5A DC, <0,5W in Stand-By Dimensions W x H x D 205 x 37 x 155 (165mm with sockets) Weight 950g without power supply