Pro-Ject Primary E Turntable Black No Lid

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Connect the Stream Box S2 Ultra to your system via USB to enjoy all the quality and convenience of high-resolution audio streaming. The Stream Box S2 Ultra has everything you could want ready to go: listen to Tidal, Spotify and internet radio via Shoutcast, or stream your local music files directly using the smartphone app. Want to stream from your iOS device? The Stream Box S2 Ultra even has Shairport (Airplay) built-in! Plus, it’s Roon Ready, to help you integrate even more gear into your whole-home audio system.

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Designed by hi-fi legend John Westlake, the Stream Box S2 Ultra is a simple, effective way to link your traditional hi-fi with your digital music, adding a host of features and sources that come neatly packaged in a palm-sized chassis.

Features:

  • High-resolution network bridge
  • Roon Ready
  • Includes Spotify, Tidal, internet radio and Airplay streaming
  • Compact, palm-sized design

Specifications

Audio Formats: PCM 32bit/352.8kHz, DSD256

Internet Radio: TuneIn

Streaming Services: TIDAL, Spotify, Qobuz

Supported data protocols: RAAT, Shairport, DLNA

Multi-room: Up to six devices

Inputs: 2 x USB A, Micro USB B (PC-Detox), Network (Ethernet, WiFi), Bluetooth

WiFi Standards: 802.11 b/g/n/d/e/h/i

Bluetooth: Bluetooth Classic + EDR v2.1, v3.0, v4.0 and Low Energy

Outputs: Audio optimized USB A, HDMI (video)

Controllable via: App, Web Browser, Roon

Weight: 375 g (without power supply)

Dimensions (WxHxD): 105 x 37 x 105 mm

In the box

Stream Box S2 Ultra network streamer

Power cable

Instruction manual

More from Instant Classic

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