The Pro-Ject CD Box RS CD transport is a top-loading machine, with an aluminium magnetic clamp to firmly press the CD to the transport. The Pro-Ject CD Box RS requires a digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) in order to function. It has 4 digital outputs, a coaxial S/PDIF output, a Toslink optical output, an i²S Sonic 2 Out (RJ45) and an AES/EBU output. A Clock input is also available. However, it should be noted at the Sonic output and Clock input can only be used with the Pro-Ject DAC Box RS or the Pro-Ject Pre Box RS Digital.
On the front panel the On/Off button sits next to a large blue display in the middle. To the right of the display are a set of buttons for controlling the machine’s functions. The CD Box RS also comes as standard with a remote control, which you can use for a variety of functions including oversampling the sampling rate. The default sampling rate for CDs is 44.1 kHz, but you can use the remote control to double this, and oversample it to 88.2 kHz. If you use a DAC Box RS converter or a Pre Box RS Digital and connect it to the CD Box RS CD transport via the i²S Sonic 2 output and the Clock input, the sampling rate can reach 176.4 kHz. Which translates into exceptionally precise playback!
The Pro-Ject CD Box RS CD transport is an extremely well-designed product. When paired with a digital-to-analogue converter, it transforms into a source that is bursting will musicality. The CD Box RS CD transport is a fine showcase of Pro-Ject impressive digital expertise. We reckon it’s the best CD transport in its category! Franck
Digital outputs: 1 x i²S Via RJ45 (can be used with DAC Box RS or Pre Box RS Digital)
1 x AES/EBU (XLR)
1 x coaxial (S/PDIF)
1 x Toslink optical
Max. upsampling rates: 176.2 kHz (i²S Sonic out and Clock in on DAC Box RS or Pre Box RS Digital)
External clock: BNC (can be used with DAC Box RS or Pre Box RS Digital)
Max. consumption: 600 mA
Dimensions: 72 x 206 x 240 mm
Weight: 3.200 kg