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The Pro-Ject Phono Box E BT is a fantastic option for entry-level vinyl enthusiasts. Allowing you to connect two separate inputs: one phono for your turntable and one line level input. It can be used as an ordinary MM phono stage that connects to any hi-fi amplifier or powered speaker via its line level output (3.5mm jack) or it can be used as a Bluetooth sender for you to connect to a Bluetooth speaker.
Amplifiers don’t always have a phono stage built in, or you may want to use a speaker that doesn’t have one either. The Phono Box E’s easy-to-connect design means it works with any amplifier that has an RCA input, or you can use the Bluetooth function to connect it to a number of different devices as well, including bluetooth speakers and some amplifiers.
Space-efficient and inconspicuous, the Phono Box E BT can slot neatly into small spaces like behind your turntable, or on top of your amplifier, to do its job without getting in your way.
Phono input impedance: 47 kohms
Phono capacitance: 100 pF
Gain phono: 34 dB
Inputs: 1 Phono (RCA), 1 Line In (3.5 mm)
Outputs: 1 Line Out (3.5 mm), 1 Bluetooth
Noise floor: 74 dB
THD: < 0,02% at 1kHz
Phono/Line in max. input voltage: 800mV
RIAA equalisation curve accuracy: within 0.5 dB/20 Hz - 20 kHz
Bluetooth: V2.1, EDR
Outboard power supply: 18 V/500 mA DC
Power consumption: 200 mA DC
Dimensions W x H x D (D with sockets): 120 x 32 x 100 (106) mm
Weight: 280 g without power supply
In the box
Phono Box E BT phono preamplifier
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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.
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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.
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.