Pro-Ject Primary E Turntable Black No Lid

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Everybody remembers the first CD they ever bought. Now you can listen to it!

The CD Box S2 is the ideal solu­tion. It's an ultra-compact design, with a carefully manufactured, high-quality aluminum case and buttons.

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An advanced DAC-chip enables a more precise and detailed digital to analog conversion of your music; ours has the addition of IIR and FIR filters. FIR filters are are a complex digital signal process enabling a finer reproduction of the digital signal. The ideal base for even better sound from your CDs! For even more versatility and no limits towards the top, the optical digital output can feed an external DAC. This way, you can let your favourite high-end DAC convert the accurately transferred bitstream from your CDs too.

Specifications

Supports: CD, CD-R, CD-RW and Hybrid-SACD

Frequency response: 20Hz—20kHz, +/-0,15dB

SNR: > 110dB / 20Hz – 20kHz

THD: 0,005% /1kHz

Line level output: 1 pair RCA

Output voltage: 2,1 V eff

Digital output: 1 x S/PDIF optical TOSlink®

D/A-converter: PCM5102A

External power supply: 9V/2.000mA DC; 110-240V/50, 60Hz

Power consumption: max. 1,5A DC, <0,5W in Stand-By

Dimensions W x H x D: 205 x 37 x 155 (165mm with sockets)

Weight: 950g without power supply

In the box

CD Box S2

Power cable

Instruction manual

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Why buy from Instant Classic?

Instant Classic is an online record and music system store from Melbourne, Australia.

We offer great upfront deals as well as Australia's first hifi subscription service. Our returns are no-fuss and we're all about treating our customers how we'd like to be treated.

We're available by email, phone, livechat, WhatsApp - whatever your flavour is. We're online during business hours of course, but we aim to get back to you pretty fast at any waking hour. Usually you'll hear back from us very quickly.

If you don't like your purchase for whatever reason within the first 50 days, we'll take it back! None of this 'product must be in brand new condition' nonsense - we want you to be happy. Just make sure it isn't damaged.

Learn more, or if we haven't yet answered what's on your mind, contact us.

Is analogue better?

Vinyl is a cost-effective way to get into proper audio. Some experts argue it it gives a better experience than digital, with a lack of compression and a naturalness that’s hard to replicate.

Digital relies on a computerised interpretation of sound-waves. Turntables and records, however, maintain analogue integrity by translating these sound-waves into physical grooves and vibrations rather than 0s and 1s.

I liken turntables to coffee. They can be terrible or wonderful.

Rightly done, they'll produce a brilliant sound and last you a long time. But the bad ones sound gross and can damage your records.

It's all about materials and construction. A turntable is a mechanical instrument that needs to measure record grooves in a delicate way.

What to *avoid* in a turntable

This product page will run through what makes the Primary E such an ace deck for the money. But what shouldn't be inside a turntable is just as important as what is. Here's a summary of the things to avoid, and we've got more detail here.

Inbuilt speakers. This is baaaaad. They're small and tinny, so you'll be strangling whatever signal does come out of the record. But also the vibrations being inside the chassis create a feedback loop which goes back into your records.

A tonearm that's too short or made out of the wrong materials - this will interfere with the accuracy of what's embedded in the record. Small platters are bad too - they'll eventually warp your records due to the edge overhang.

Stylus and cartridge that put the wrong pressure on your records or are made out of bad materials. These will distort your sound and potentially damage your vinyl.

Cheaper motors that don't spin precisely in time. You'll hear higher or lower pitch in your music.

How to look after ya records

Building a good sound system