Hi-Fi Choice, February 2013
||5/5 Stars, Reocmmended
Comments of Note:
"This is the best specified phono stage I have ever seen for under £1,000 and not for the first time on encountering a Pro-Ject product, I'm left wondering how they have done it for the price."
"Yes, you read that correctly! Pro-Ject has built a fully balanced phono stage for £600. There is a certain irony that a phono stage is one of the most suitable pieces of audio equipment to build balanced and yet examples of this are really rather rare..."
"Overall this feels like a very special piece of equipment and the only component that feels anything less than rock-solid is the power supply, but it is completely silent in use."
"Sonically, the RS is an impressive performer."
"The overall sonic balance of the Pro-Ject is commendably neutral, but it's able to accurately reproduce the behaviour of the turntable connected to it... The overall effect is that the Pro-Ject is extremely faithful to the source and the record."
"Overall, a serious bit of kit for the asking price, and there is no question the Pro-Ject has pulled out all the stops to produce something special. If you use multiple cartridges, the extremely flexible settings will allow you to get the best out of them and if you can go balanced, there is absolutely nothing that can match it for value. It also manages to feel special to use in a way that very few pieces of equipment under £1,000 can do. If the rest of the RS range is as capable as this, I can't wait to get my hands on them."