Stream Box RS

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Reviews

Pro-Ject Stream Box RS, Hi-Fi World, February 2014

Hi-Fi World, February 2014

Reviewed By: Jon myles
Score: 5/5 Globes

Comments of Note:
“the Pro-Ject discovered my NAS drive running Twonky within seconds and from then on remained rock-solid, never dropping the connection even when streaming hi-res 24/192 files.”
“The Pro-Ject has a tonal quality quite different from most other streamers – and it translates into a quite beguiling sound. Its overall quality is smooth, relaxed and rather warm with little evidence of any digital sharpness. But that doesn't mean it is soft or lacking in rhythmic ability – just that it doesn’t throw everything in your face as some other streamers do.”
“There was no lack of detail on offer, which the subtle guitar and electronic embellishments being well delineated while the under lying bass work was rock solid.”
“Point the stream box towards some intimate jazz and it really comes into its element.”
“A higher resolution FLAC download of Empirical’s Eric Dolphy tribute album ‘Out ‘n’ In’ has terrific tempo, tone and timbre to it – the interplay between the vibraphone and sax extremely well portrayed. Like Dolphy’s own work, this collection has real warmth and passion but for real effectiveness it demands a player that can also render the various musicians’ timing effectively – and the Pro-Ject is more than up to the task.”
“The Pro-Ject Stream Box RS is a refreshingly different addition to the ranks of music streamers. It has a smooth, relaxed and thoroughly civilised sound without ever straying into the realms of blandness.”
“A refined and smooth performer that brings something different to the ranks of music streamers.”

Pro-Ject Stream Box RS, Hi-Fi Choice, November 2013

Hi-Fi Choice, November 2013

Reviewed By: Ed Selley
Sound Quality: 4 Stars
Value For Money: 4 Stars
Build Quality: 4.5 Stars
Features: 4.5 Stars
Overall Score: 4 Stars

Comments of Note:
“Give the Pro-Ject something well recorded, but fundamentally mellow like Ali Farke Toure and Ry Cooder’s Talking Timbuktu and the Pro-Ject is as smooth, unforced and relaxing as a cold pint of Guinness.”
“The plucked strings of Toure’s guitar have a full-bodied and surprisingly weighty tone to them that lends each listen a richness that is rather beguiling.”
“Switch to something more aggressive and the Stream Box maintains this unflappable smoothness.”
“The presentation with internet radio is consistently good and the Stream Box RS is very forgiving of low bit-rate stations.”
“The preamp functionality is also well implemented and extremely useful.”