The Austrian company Pro-Ject has expanded its portfolio of products for record lovers. However, the only product that has not been previously announced is the Phono Box S2 Ultra phono corrector — we have already talked about the other devices, but now they are back on sale.
The Phono Box S2 Ultra is built entirely on discrete elements, including audiophile-level capacitors. The solid metal housing is designed to reduce interference. The model is complemented by a rumble filter, switching of six gain levels and two levels of resistive and capacitive load.
The oldest of the three phono correctors released on the market is the Phono Box RS2. It works with RIAA and DECCA correction curves. This is the flagship model of Pro-Ject, assembled in a fully balanced scheme (like the previous model – on discrete elements), with a wide choice of parameters.
In addition, the release of a limited series of Phono Box Ultra 500 phono corrector is announced. Its circuitry is similar to the S2 model, but with a chrome-plated copper body and improved shielding. The release of this model is dedicated to the half-million edition of Phono Box phono correctors from Pro-Ject.
The three phono correctors were supplemented by a pair of Sweep It record cleaners. The design in the form of a brush on the lever-analogous to the tonearm provides cleaning directly during playback. To do this, use a brush made of natural lint.
The older model, the Sweep It S2, was created in collaboration with Klaus Mick using his patented technology, in which a neodymium magnet prevents the brush from slipping off. The younger model — Sweep It E-is equipped with a 226 mm long aluminum lever attached to a heavy stand-in black or silver.
The cost of new Pro-Ject products for the United States is already known. The Phono Box RS2 phono corrector costs $2,000, the Phono Box S2 Ultra costs $350, and the Phono Box Ultra 500 model costs $400. The Sweep It S2 disc cleaner costs $130, and the Sweep It E costs $100.