New Balanced Phono Boxes and X8 Turntable from Pro-Ject

Posted on 26th April, 2022

New Balanced Phono Boxes and X8 Turntable from Pro-Ject

The newly announced Phono Box DS3B, Phono Box S3B and X8 Turntable from Pro-Ject A aims to offer listeners a truly balanced experience, resulting in dynamic sound, less noise, and improved signal-to-noise ratios, says the Austrian company.

Pro-Ject S3B

The Phono Box S3B and Phono Box DS3B round out Pro-Ject's complete line of balanced phono stages. Both offer a versatile MM/MC phono stage that features dual-mono circuitry, a fully symmetrical discrete gain stage, and balanced inputs and outputs. As most Pro-Ject turntables offer a completely balanced signal from the cartridge to the junction box, a truly balanced signal results in lower noise.

Pro-Ject DS3B

Previously only available in more costly phono preamps, balanced inputs allow the quietest connection between a moving coil cartridge and the phono stage. The new phono boxes uphold the reputation of high value and high-performance Pro-Ject is known for.

Pro-Ject DS3B

The new X8 Turntable is Pro-Ject's high-end solution with major technical features adapted from the Xtension 9 and 10 models. The X8 includes a TPE damped mass-loaded platter, which is precision machined and balanced out of a single piece of aluminium, partially supported by opposing neodymium magnets which decrease the load on the main bearing. 

Pro-Ject X8

Pro-Ject says this massive, perfectly balanced platter works in concert with the precision ceramic inverted main bearing to create a smoothly rotating base for your vinyl with perfect speed stability.

Pro-Ject X8

Like all Pro-Ject Audio Systems products, the new models are handcrafted in Europe and expected to be available from August 2022. The X8 turntable has an SRP of US$2,399 with the PBS3B costing US$499 and the PBDS3B priced at US$799.

For more information visit Pro-Ject Audio Systems

    Marc Rushton's avatar

    Marc Rushton

    StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.

    Posted in:Hi-Fi
    Tags: pro-ject  the experts group 


    Want to share your opinion or get advice from other enthusiasts? Then head into the Message Forums where thousands of other enthusiasts are communicating on a daily basis.