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The Phono Box S3 B is a compact, affordable moving magnet and moving coil phono stage with dual-mono layout, discrete circuitry and balanced inputs and outputs. With its spacious, minimalist design layout, it is easily customisable to suit any connected cartridge, and offers unrivalled value for money and performance when connected to any matching analogue hi-fi system.
Best Product 2022-2023
"This new balanced upgrade of the company’s tried-and-trusted X2, kitted out with the excellent Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge on a damped carbon-aluminium tonearm, offers an astute and gorgeous sound."
Pro-Ject X2 B/Phono Box S3 B
"The sheer majesty of ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, with the keyboard work of Al Kooper and Mike Bloomfield’s guitar playing, sounded just that bit more vivid, more real. And as for Dylan’s voice? Right in the room."
Pro-Ject X1B Turntable and S3B Phono Stage Review
"The X1B and S3B arrive like a sort of cheat code; by using different rules they do things that are normally the preserve of the high end. Pro-Ject is really, really onto something here."
Pro-Ject's S3 line of electronics represent almost a Pick 'n Mix of solution products for entry - mid-level systems. All in compact chassis, they are designed to make as much or as little a statement as you want in your set-up. Looking for a click and pop remover but don't want to clutter your look? Simply tuck the Vinyl NRS Box S3 away out of sight. Equally, if you're looking for a neat separates layout with uniform styling and sizing, the entire S3 line are created with matching chassis widths, you can easily build a bespoke system tailored to the requirements you have without wasting money and effort on those that you don't.
The interconnect cable between a record player and a phono stage is prone to pick up noise on the way. That noise and interference can stem from a lot of unavoidable sources, such as household applicances, wi-fi and bluetooth devices, other power cables and audio amplifiers. Unshielded (i.e. RCA) interconnects can amplify the picked-up noise and make it audible through your speakers, interfering with the pure musical signal.
Balanced (typically XLR) cable connections double the wires carrying the musical signal – with one side inverted. In this case noise still gets picked up by both wires, but with one side reversed. When the signals are re-joined at the phono stage, the picked-up noise is cancelled out by the opposing signals. The benefit of this is a louder, cleaner musical signal that has doubled in size with almost no remaining noise.
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