Pro-ject phonobox DS +

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Jon Ford, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Jon Ford

    Jon Ford Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Colorado
    After months of trying buying returning I found a keeper a Pro-Ject Phonobox DS Plus. Nothing else I've listened to touches this little box under $500. I wanted to post this because I have found a total of one review on this phono preamp and nothing in forums. Am I the only guy on the planet that has one? If you're in the market try one, you won't be disappointed.
     
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  2. Bakesys

    Bakesys Member

    Location:
    Reading UK
    I have one as well - fabulous box! Sounds brilliant, looks nice with its big screen and gives me amazing, push button controls over my settings. I've not found the rumble filter to make much difference so far though... I tried it side to side with a Creek and a Graham Slee on my Gyrodec, and it had an audible edge over both of them for me - even my wife could tell the difference... :)
     
  3. daytona600

    daytona600 Active Member

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  4. Jon Ford

    Jon Ford Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Colorado
    I spent a couple months auditioning the following and found some sounded pretty good but most lacking bass. Cambridge - Azur, pro-ject phono box s and Moon 110lp. The only other contenders were the Pro-Ject tube box s and the Clearaudio Nano v2 which sounded fantastic and had great bass impact but I liked the ds + just as much and picked it up for less money. I have a VPI Classic turntable with a Ortofon 2m blue.
     
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  5. Jon Ford

    Jon Ford Member Thread Starter

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    Colorado
  6. Airbus

    Airbus Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Beirut - Lebanon
    I do have the DS + as well, it is a very good unit. However when I auditioned the RS, it sounded marginally better at twice the price.
    I am having hard times memorizing the settings every time I switched it on though.
    I always wanted the Pass Aleph Ono Phono preamp, to match my Pass Aleph electronics but it was far fetched and a very rare commodity indeed.

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  7. laughalot

    laughalot Forum Resident

  8. Jon Ford

    Jon Ford Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Colorado
    Are you not saving your settings on the ds +? You don't have to reset it every time you use it. A long press on the + will save your settings.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016
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  9. Airbus

    Airbus Well-Known Member

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    Beirut - Lebanon
    Thank you,
    will do.
    Cheers
     
  10. tremspeed

    tremspeed Forum Resident

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  11. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Anyone care to comment more on the DS+? The unit is $299 at Crutchfield now and I am interested in this but also strongly considering the MOFI Studio Phono. On paper the DS+ would appear to have better specs but has anyone tried both of these units?
     
  12. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

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    Las Vegas
    Love the way my studiophono sounds has great bass IMO .. I thought it outperformed my last two stages .. Really good for the $$$
     
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  13. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

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    What were the last two out of curiosity?
     
  14. MikeJedi

    MikeJedi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Parasound zphono and Vincent pho 700
     
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