Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 Headphone Amplifiers

Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 Headphone Amplifier

  • Product Code: Head Box DS2
  • £520.00

The Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B is a fully balanced headphone amplifier designed to get the very best performance from any high-end headphone, marking a real step-up in performance compared to previous models.

While the headphone market has improved notably in recent years, with many technical advances that have improved the sound ability of models across the price spectrum, headphone amplifiers have largely lagged behind, save for a few high-end designs. The Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B enters as an affordable high-end offering, promising to drive almost any set of headphones.

The high maximum output of the Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B (1100mW into 33Ω) means it will drive almost anything, even the more complicated planar magnetic designs. However, to ensure wide compatibility there are three different current settings and four different gain settings available on the front panel. There’s also the option to connect both balanced (4-Pin XLR) and un-balanced (6.3mm jack) headphone cables.

Internally the Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B is laid out in dual-mono configuration, complete with a phase inverter to convert any unbalanced signal to a balanced one immediately at the input stage. For accurate reproduction, the premium TPA6120A2 amplifier chip from Texas Instruments has been used. The result is a clear and accurate, yet inviting, soundstage with rich details and a silent noise floor.

Operation of the Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 is simple, but the sound it delivers and the features it boasts are second-to-none.

Key Features:

Dedicated headphone pre-amplifier

Delivers enough power to drive demanding headphones

Dual-mono design principle

Four gain settings to match any headphone

Three current settings to deliver optimal sonic performance

Balanced (XLR) and Un-Balanced (6.3mm jack) headphone connections

Both outputs can be used simultaneously

Phase-inverter built-in to convert un-balanced signals

Power stage built around two TPA6120A2 chips

Blue ALPS volume pot for smooth, accurate control

Solid build with stylish wooden side panels

Headphone Amplifiers
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.2dB)
Inputs 1 x RCA Pair, 1 x XLR Pair, 1 x 6.3mm Jack (single-ended), 1 x 4-Pin XLR (balanced)
Outputs 1 x RCA Pair, 1 x XLR Pair (Loop)
Gain Unbalanced - 0, 3, 9 or 12dB (without load), Balanced - 6, 9, 15 or 18dB (without load)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance 8 - 600Ω - Impedance
Power Output 2 x 550mW (33Ω) both-channels driven
Dimensions (H x W x D) - Unit 72mm x 240mm x 218mm
Weight - Unit 1.96 KG

2 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

The Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B is a fully balanced headphone amplifier designed to get the very best performance from any high-end headphone, marking a real step-up in performance compared to previous models.

While the headphone market has improved notably in recent years, with many technical advances that have improved the sound ability of models across the price spectrum, headphone amplifiers have largely lagged behind, save for a few high-end designs. The Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B enters as an affordable high-end offering, promising to drive almost any set of headphones.

The high maximum output of the Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B (1100mW into 33Ω) means it will drive almost anything, even the more complicated planar magnetic designs. However, to ensure wide compatibility there are three different current settings and four different gain settings available on the front panel. There’s also the option to connect both balanced (4-Pin XLR) and un-balanced (6.3mm jack) headphone cables.

Internally the Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 B is laid out in dual-mono configuration, complete with a phase inverter to convert any unbalanced signal to a balanced one immediately at the input stage. For accurate reproduction, the premium TPA6120A2 amplifier chip from Texas Instruments has been used. The result is a clear and accurate, yet inviting, soundstage with rich details and a silent noise floor.

Operation of the Pro-Ject Head Box DS2 is simple, but the sound it delivers and the features it boasts are second-to-none.

Key Features:

Dedicated headphone pre-amplifier

Delivers enough power to drive demanding headphones

Dual-mono design principle

Four gain settings to match any headphone

Three current settings to deliver optimal sonic performance

Balanced (XLR) and Un-Balanced (6.3mm jack) headphone connections

Both outputs can be used simultaneously

Phase-inverter built-in to convert un-balanced signals

Power stage built around two TPA6120A2 chips

Blue ALPS volume pot for smooth, accurate control

Solid build with stylish wooden side panels

Headphone Amplifiers
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz (±0.2dB)
Inputs 1 x RCA Pair, 1 x XLR Pair, 1 x 6.3mm Jack (single-ended), 1 x 4-Pin XLR (balanced)
Outputs 1 x RCA Pair, 1 x XLR Pair (Loop)
Gain Unbalanced - 0, 3, 9 or 12dB (without load), Balanced - 6, 9, 15 or 18dB (without load)
Input Sensitivity/Impedance 8 - 600Ω - Impedance
Power Output 2 x 550mW (33Ω) both-channels driven
Dimensions (H x W x D) - Unit 72mm x 240mm x 218mm
Weight - Unit 1.96 KG

2 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

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