The price-performance specialists from Pro-Ject in genteel climes venture with the RS series. A Pro-Ject preamp has never been so expensive – and so good.

Cheap, simple and well – if fi people laid before these three concepts, they will very quickly – say if not a first – ‘Pro-Ject’. The Austrian Czech brand has acquired the reputation of an audiophile Robin Hood first with incredibly cheap turntables and soon with the black box from the box series. The new RS series wants to no longer quite fit: instead of modest however it enters the stage robust robber civil made of steel profile and rather thin aluminium front confidently in grand pomp: solid aluminium is the material of choice, precisely right milled, with solid metal knobs and-toggle switches at the front and highest quality Sockets at the rear. At almost every other brand, the fans had eyed pertaining such decadence: “Now who want to make sure cash”.

Who watched against it, as the message was recorded by RS components at trade fairs and other hi-fi-pow-wows, was feeling more anticipation that springs from a simple rule of three: If Pro-Ject can make a so fabulous phono preamp such as the Phono box USB V (for testing) on the rubber feet for 155 euros, then the more than five times as expensive phono box RS must after Adam Riese five times as good , so practically sensational sound. You must earn so much confidence for the first time. In fact, the relation between quality and price is of course non-linear, but an ex potential curve more like felt. However, also the AUDIO Tester waited for feverishly the first Scion of the RS series. In the fall, network player, pre-and power amplifier, a whole new box family follow him – it is so exciting. Especially since the phono box to offer RS that principle for the price almost unrealistic much equivalent, cheerfully followed up.

Phono box RS: Connections

840 euro is the MM and MC-grade phono preamplifier in the mentioned solid housing and with two complete sets of connection: both inputs and outputs are available not only in RCA, but also in the symmetric XLR format available. This is good news not only rarely in this price range, but above all for MC-headphones ever. Because experience has shown that the moving-coil systems, whose generator coil inherently provide a balanced signal, simply structured and fine sound, if you balanced to be processed. This is also in the Mischfall also possible with balanced inputs and unbalanced outputs. Going out via XLR, it depends on the following amps, whether this brings another advantage: the Ayre station wagon in the AUDIO listening room about sounds symmetrically controlled in principle a class better, many other amps are rather indifferent.

Phono box RS: Setting

The terminator of the MC input – there is no ideal value, is, however, always clearly audible but decides the vote on the respective cartridge. As first author known phono stage a continuous adjustment by knob, the RS offers the user here: instead of getting tedious with mouse pianos, torturing plug-in or even soldering solutions, the Vinylist can move here completely free in the range between 10 and 1400O. The optimum is found, hardcore analogos, which it then do not trust the high quality and expensive Poti in the RS, can bypass this by “fixed” switch and just… uh… fix the optimal value (taking into account the input impedance then respectively 47kohms) via fixed resistor.

The testers were not quite so far and tarierten the Transrotor Merlo reference at once through the Poti – with “Skotoseme” of Diamanda Galas & John Paul Jones (from the good for nerves Musikfreunde cooperation “The Sporting Life”) a lot of fun, which quickly resulted in a value to 200Ohm around.

Phono box RS: hearing test

The tester had just in case just very high attack and compared the second, equally balanced phono cables attached to the Creek Wyndsor (for testing) – and were amazed not bad as the could distance themselves boys (in the stereo mix of the fabulous ‘smile sessions”) in”Surf’s up”of the beach not so much by his rival barely half as expensive: Brian Wilson’s voice sounded at least as finely articulated anyway via Pro-Ject and understandable. With great resolution and wide space, the Pro-Ject remained the Creek in the following panels on the heels – ultimately he stayed something color richer, fuller bass pressure Wyndsor but yet narrow winner. Is this vision the recommendable phono-Pres below 1000 Euro include what surprised no one – can the Pro-Ject anyway, given the price. Hood, pardon, hats off!

Conclusion

The phono preamp is ever tip – we’re potzblitz even tenser on the other members of the family, where -! -sometimes even tubes to Potter. I look forward to the autumn – here comes the complete RS chain to the test.

 

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Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box DC

Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box DC

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Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box S2

Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box S2

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Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box DC

Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box DC

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Amplificateur casque Pro-Ject Head Box RS

Amplificateur casque Pro-Ject Head Box RS

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Amplificateur casque Pro-Ject Head Box RS

Amplificateur casque Pro-Ject Head Box RS

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Transport CD Pro-Ject Box RS

Transport CD Pro-Ject Box RS

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Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject MM DC

Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject MM DC

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Pro-Ject Pre Box RS (Highend | Vorverstärker

Pro-Ject Pre Box RS (Highend | Vorverstärker

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Régulateur de vitesse Pro-Ject Speed Box S2

Régulateur de vitesse Pro-Ject Speed Box S2

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Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box E Optical …

Préamplificateur phono Pro-Ject Phono Box E Optical ...

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Transport CD Pro-Ject Box RS

Transport CD Pro-Ject Box RS

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test trinn pris pr – Prissøk

test trinn pris pr - Prissøk

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sempre-audio.at

sempre-audio.at

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Pro-Ject Box Design Phono Box RS silber Test

Pro-Ject Box Design Phono Box RS silber Test

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フォノイコライザ Pro-Ject Phono Box RS (5) Ayre P-5xe と比較試聴 …

フォノイコライザ Pro-Ject Phono Box RS (5) Ayre P-5xe と比較試聴 ...

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Pro-Ject (Project) Phono Box RS With Highend Phono …

Pro-Ject (Project) Phono Box RS With Highend Phono ...

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Pro-Ject: Phono Box RS Pre-Amp

Pro-Ject: Phono Box RS Pre-Amp

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Pro-ject Phono-Box RS phonovahvistin, käytetty

Pro-ject Phono-Box RS phonovahvistin, käytetty

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Pro-Ject Phono Box RS in the Test