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Record Box
Monday, July 21, 2014

The Stereo Box Phono from Box Design by Pro-Ject Audio Systems is an integrated amplifier with one of the “best selling” phono stages of recent years for vinyl fans on a budget. Pro-Ject are widely recognised as a leading brand in affordable record players, and the £200 Stereo Box Phono is designed to create quality vinyl systems for sensible money.

It has three analogue line inputs alongside an MM-only phono stage inspired by Pro-Ject’s Phono Box design, an adherent of the less is more philosophy espoused by all serious manufacturers. Its size and construction complements the wider Box Design S range, so if you need to add digital inputs or want to find a matching CD player in the future – you can get a matching unit at a “reasonable price”. The amplifier section is based on the popular Stereo Box S with a power output of 25 watts per channel, which makes this amplifier compatible with most two-way speakers. System-matching is also made easier by the power-stage’s ability to drive low two Ohm loads. The sound performance is assisted by a dual-mono design principle, low-noise circuitry and premium components used in the build. Usability is simple and intuitive, but it’s made even more convenient by the included compact IR remote control.

Spec
Inputs: 1 x Pair RCA Phono (MM only) 2 x Pair RCA Stereo Line 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Jack
Outputs: 4mm Ø Speaker ConnectorsPower Output: 2 x 25W (8Ω) / 2 x 30W (4Ω)
Power Supply: 20V / 3A DC
Standby Power: < 1W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 206 x 42 x 153mm (incl. sockets)
Weight: 1,750g (excl. power supply)