PROJECT HEAD BOX DS
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Superior D/A conversion & outstanding headphone sound for digital and analogue sources combined in one box!
Head-Box DS is based on the former SE model, which has a very good sound quality, but only one analogue input. So we kept a similar concept, improved the power supply and added a high-quality digital section! It’s USB input works up to 24/192 in asynchronous mode! Playback for any headphone offers realistic sound-staging on all volume levels for 3 digital and 1 analogue sound source. Head Box DS also provides a high-quality front display, that gives full information on current status.
Can be used as DAC? Yes, internal D/A conversion offers additional RCA line output that can be used with any hifi-system as cost-effective sound upgrade for existing digital sound sources. As DAC Box DS, Head Box DS uses feedback loop for controlling computer and amount of data sent. This allows implementation of a high quality, fixed frequency clock directly in the DAC section to keep jitter as low as possible.
Audiophile grade headphone amp & 24bit D/A conversion
3 digital inputs: Asynchronous USB 2.0, S/PDIF, Toslink
Special USB-2.0 driver for 24/192 (24/96 with USB1.1)
Ultra low-noise semiconductors
SMD technology for short signal paths
Analogue output (RCA) for use as D/A converter
Analogue input (RCA)
Headphone socket (6,3mm jack plug)
DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)
Metal case shields the electronics from vibrational and electromagnetic interference
Power output 350 mW / 30 ohms, 60 mW / 300 ohms
Headphone connection >30 ohms
Signal to noise 112dB (A weighted) at full output
Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz /-0.5 dB
Gain 9 dB
Headphone jack 3-pole ¼“ (6.3mm ) co-axial jack
Line-level input 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
Line-level output 1 pair RCA/phono sockets
A/D-converter Cirrus Logic CS4344. 24 Bit / 192 kHz Delta Sigma-D/A-Wandler
Supported audio format PCM (LPCM). No support for formats like Dolby® Digital or DTS™
Coaxial input 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz und 192 kHz
USB input 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz und 192 kHz
Optical input 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz und 96 kHz
USB input 5 pin b connector
USB signal digital serial data protocol USB 2.0
Operating systems Windows XP® , Windows Vista® , Windows 7® , Windows 8® and Mac OS®
Outboard power supply 18 V/ 500 mA DC, suitable for your country's mains supply