The only thing i dont like about the tube box is the fact that the faceplate must be. Pro ject carbon debut ii turntable pro ject tube box s set tube amp by justin webber tube pre amp by john broskie oppo 203 4k. The classic version featured the traditional black face plate. Sale pendingfor your consideration is the highly acclaimed earyoshino 834l classic line stage.
The blue led on the units front will light up once the tube box is properly connected to the power supply. Project tube box ii manual mmmc phono preamplifier vinyl. On second thought, i believe kurt drank the beer after setting up the table. Selling my audio research ph 6 phono stage pre amp. Sumiko headshell with a dynavector 10x5 attached going into a modded jolida jd9.
I personally took it to the factory for an upgrade to the latest modification version. The phono preamplifier is essential for using your vinyl turntable. Pick a tube phono preamp, but not just any tube phono preamp. Pick a tube phono preamp, but not just any tube phono. Jolida is a privately held company that was incorporated in the state of maryland in 1983. Adcom gfp750 need advice for phono preamp polk audio. Most of the tubes height is hidden within the case. I had the pro ject rs with four settings, and found that the difference between each is small, and youll pick one that works for your. Technics sl1200mk2 turntable, jolida jd9 tube phono stage, klipsch forte ii. Premium phono preamplifier with tube output and highend sound. This post will be about the journey of modifying it. You can easily set the cartridge matching on well marked dip switches on the underside of the unit. This video is about pro ject pre box s2 digital dacamp. Updates included clarity caps, tungsol tubes, new re.
From what i gleen leon you actually have three questions here and i will answer in the order that you posted them. Its one of the most economical ways to enjoy the lush sound of vacuum tube phono gear that we know of, and the ultracompact size means that the tube box s can fit almost anywhere. I have a project 2xperience classic turntable with a sumiko blue point ii mc. But if you really would like to try tubes without breaking the bank, the jolida jd9 sounds better to my ear than the rega phono stage, and the jolida gives you greater flexibility in terms of cartridge selection. Pro ject carbon debut ii turntable pro ject tube box s set tube amp by justin webber tube pre amp by john broskie oppo 203 4k x box one x. Dec 31, 2012 the artefacts i noticed on first listening poor bass representation and a strident top end are no longer present. Each tube has its own little cage really, not much more than a protective hat supported by two posts.
In order to achieve maximum performance and reliability you should study these instructions for use carefully. Discussion in audio hardware started by sounddoctor, aug 12, 2018. It offers connection for two turntables plus two selectable line outputs and a c. What first popped out at me about the project is what pops out of the top of the tube box ds2 itself. Jolida jd9 ii standard tube phono preamp music direct. View and download jolida jd 9 owners manual online. Buying a pangea ac9 ii power cord would be good, but you have to be a snake wrestler to use one. Based on a dualmono circuit topology featuring a matched pair of premium ecc803 golden pin tubes, tube box ds employs premium parts throughout the preamplifier circuitry including costly ultralow noise semiconductors. Its crystal sound has the tube warmth that we want from our vinyl. Has anyone good experience with one of those phono stages.
Pro ject s tube box ds is a highend mmmc phono preamplifier featuring an unprecedented level of flexibility at its price point. Until 1995, their primary line of business was the fabrication of vacuum tubes, cavities and assorted electronic parts. Mcintosh c2600 tube preamplifier for sale canuck audio mart. What sub to buy now that the xref 12 is discontinued new emotiva forums v. Pro ject carbon debut ii turntable pro ject tube box s set tube amp by justin webber tube pre amp by. It has the original stock tubes, i bought it new, two years, it is in near perf. Project tube box s mmmc phono preamplifier with tube output. Suffice to say it wasnt long after montreal that kurt was in my living room quaffing fine belgian beer while setting up a 1 xpression deck, tube box phono preamp and speed box speed change unit, along with delivering a history lesson on pro ject. Akg k 701 ultra reference class stereo headphone level 2 regular 190839193599. This pro ject tube box ds, though, is in another class of gear altogether. Abbey road studios sean magee talks about mastering the beatles lp box.
Va ht hk avr20ii, sony s9000es cddvdsacd, polk audio rc80i polk audio csi3, 60 panasonic plasma, nordost signal cable a2 wireworld pangea magic power va 2 channel focal electra 926 speakers, pass labs x150. Jolida jd9 mk2 vs ms phonomena ii phono stage audiogon. Test and measurement of yaqin vk2100 hybrid tube stereo amplifier. Project tube box s phono preamplifier sign in to comment. I love mcintosh and i just got the top of the line c1100 that is why this baby. I have a pro ject 2xperience classic turntable with a sumiko blue point ii mc. A couple of years ago, i was in the same boat as you are now, looking into the possibility of going with an ai1. I will be using the je520 more likely as a playback unit in the av rack. Pro ject phono box ii mmmc phono preamplifier metal case shields the electronics from vibrational and electromagnetic interference optimal channel separation through dualmono circuitry special lownoise ics used gold plated rca connection sockets outboard power supply. Yaqin vk2100 hybrid tube stereo amplifier measurements. I am also using a stealth phono preamp, it beat out a jolida jd9a by a good margin in my system as well. I just upgraded the tubes in my jolida 102b to the genalex gold lions. Im using in the mm position with 40db gain and the 167 pf capacitance setting which is perfect for the vast majority of mm cartridges one is likely to use with this.
Dec 16, 2017 getting back my vinyl sound with a pro ject tube box s phono. Yamaha a420 manual stereo integrated amplifier hifi. This precision tube phono preamplifier benefits from outstanding circuit technology from dr. Vintage home audio, repairs, lakewood, cleveland, speakers, turn tables, receivers, amplifiers, pre amps, reel to reel, tape decks, cd players, integrated amplifiers. Elberg md12 mk ii by richardz welcome licorice pizza lp lovers. Additional adaptation possibilities and a switchable subsonic filter make it ideal for use with. The project tube box ds seems to be one of those products that gently persuades the listener that its way is the right way.
This preamp is less than 6 months old and was purchased from authorized mcintosh dealer. This is a jolida jd9 phono preamp in excellent condition. Whether youre setting up a home studio or want superior sound while listening to music, amplifiers and preamps can help you get the results you want. Primaluna prologue one jolida jd9 project xpression iii ortofon. Over the years, stereophile has created the largest body of credible audio information available anywhere. Upgrade vinyl set up by tube phono preamp the emotiva lounge. Boxdesign project phono box s instruction manual pdf download.
If you continue to see a shipping charge on your order, please check the exclusions listed below. I had a highly modified jolida amp before and liked it so i called my friend kenny over at the needle dr. Project tube box ds phono preamp shop music direct. I have a rega planar 3 with a dynavector 10x5 mounted. Seeking turntable advice audiogon discussion forum. Project audio systems project tube box s2 revision 2017. Audio asylum search of all forums enter your search criteria. Use a marantz sr8000 av not vintage model going out to a pair of klipsch rf42 ii.
We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Thank you for purchasing this tube phono preamplifier from pro ject audio systems. Vpi traveler tt, audio technica 150mlx, pro ject tube box ds cd player. However, sadly, he sound when i tested it was downright horrible. Please login or register a free account in the forum to download files. The tube box ds presents an impressive sound, making it a great audiophile upgrade for almost any midpriced analogue hifi system. Pro ject tube box s mmmc phono preamplifier with tube output stage overview from the experts at what hifi. The sound is extremely distorted and i noticed that the overall volume is now increased a lot while running through the tube box. Rega, luxman, primaluna, atc, spendor, proac, harbeth, pro ject, music. Feb 04, 2018 this video is about pro ject pre box s2 digital dacamp. They do operate fine, but having a high plate current rating may result in the tubes blowing fuses occasionally and it is also the reason why the bias will not adjust below 30.
Bias question on a rogue cronus magnum 2 polk audio. Yes, either the project tube box s or ds will greatly outperform the builtin phono section of whats currently in your amp. Pro ject s tube box s phono preamplifier with a tube output stage offers unrivalled performance and unique flexibility at an incredibly affordable price. The jolida has got to be one of the best deals in audio. Apr 19, 2011 before i start i must say i am new to turntables, so the issue can be anything. Licensed to youtube by umg on behalf of lost highway records.
Warning of a hazard for the user, the unit or possible misuse. I have been listening to both the project tube box and the jolida for the last several days and would say that the tube box seems to be a little cleaner, more transparent and less bright than the jolida. The hifi engine library database contains model information, images and free, downloadable owners manuals, service manuals and product catalogues for amplifiers, preamplifiers, poweramplifiers, equalizers, processors, tape decks, tuners, cd players and loudspeakers etc. Here your chance to enjoy good music this christmas with this wonderful mcintosh c2600 tube preamp. Pro ject s tube box s2 mmmc phono preamp beats the built in. Technical specifications pro ject tube box ii tubes. In 1995, jolida launched a line of integrated stereo tube amplifiers in the us market. Getting back my vinyl sound with a project tube box s phono. View and download project audio systems project tube box s instructions for use online. I just bought myself a used, although fairly new, pro ject tube box ii.
Hagerman cornet ii modded juicy music tercel audible illusions. The phono box was on back order so they loaned me a rega phono box. I think the same holds true for 4 gain settings vs 2. I narrowed it down to the vincent phono 700, the jolida jd9 mkii, or the pro ject tube box s. An alternative is the jd9 from jolida, which is very good too. Guess one of the rascals used it as a coloring book, and took it home with him. I adjusted the button on the back of the tube box to mm to correspond with my ortofon 2m blue pickup and hooked it up. Im running a dynavector 10x5 and pretty happy with the sound. The jolida jd9 performs much better than it should at this price. Vintage audio hifi era jbl 4343b speakers and a nice vinyl record collection. Getting back my vinyl sound with a pro ject tube box s phono. Plenty of hours left on the tubes, so no expense after purchase. Here is the post i found that gave me inspiration to get the jolida and to modify it.
This new phono preamplifier with tube output stage offers unrivalled performance and unique flexibility, which never before was available at this price. So i bid on a tube box ii for 250 and the guy ended it early. And heres where you can have hours of good, clean fun, because the valves in the tube box branded pro ject and probably slovakian are ecc83s. Sonic quality of tube box s is extremely impressive, a big improvement to phono box s and an audiophile upgrade for most analogue hifi system. The output tubes in your amplifier are the correct brand and tube type, but it appears that some of the specs of this tube set are not ideal for use in the cronus magnum.
A very thorough assembly manual is included, containing step by step printed instructions you check off as you go, detailed photos of the chassis underside and components. For sale is our demo aesthetix rhea tubes phono amp, it has 3 sets of rca inputs,can hook up 3 turntables 2 sets of rca as well as xlr outputs hook up 2 preamps via either rca or xlr, it also has remote control to control settings, volume etc. Project tube box ii owners manual, service manuals and schematics are for reference. Much less versatility, though, than either the jd9 or the 123. I could perhaps criticise it for having a warmish tonal balance and slightly softened extreme high frequencies, but that would miss the point if its innate musicality and convincing presentation of music. Earyoshino 834l classic valve line stagesale pending. Sony mdsje520 tapeheads tape, audio and music forums. Been in a smoke, pet, kid free home its whole life. Jolida sj502a home audio stereo kt88 tube monster amp. Preamps clean up and sometimes add detail to raw voice and digital music files. The phono pre is a really good deal completely blew away the onboard phone stage on my rega brio 3, and it sounded better with my dv20x2l vs a dynavector p75 mkii in pe mode that i borrowed for a few weeks to ab.
Abbey road studios sean magee talks about mastering the. Jan 23, 20 i already knew they did a number of different phono stages, both ss and tube, but there appears to be a newish one id not seen before called the tube box ds uses 2 ecc83s and, interestingly, its allows for a continuous adjustment of impedance for mc cartridges from 10 to ohms with a fixed 47k option too. Audio research ph6 phono stage for sale us audio mart. Apr 30, 2015 aside from an integrated sony es amplifier, the only phono preamp i have owned is a pro ject phono box s. Sure, the decca has a tad more attack and the at 33ptg ii pulls out a little more low level detail and the brier is a little more refined but the paradox pulse is more musical and realistic with better soundstage and tonal balance. Aesthetix rhea tubes phono amp demoreduced dealer ad. For the first time a variable selection of input impedance for mc cartridges can be done while pl. I use an audio technica at440mlb on a pro ject 1xpression carbon tt. Play it again sam miscellaneous audio components phono. View and download boxdesign project phono box s instruction manual online. The various documents manuals are provided as general guides for. What sub to buy now that the xref 12 is discontinued the. I have a jolida jd9 ii phono preamplifier with the original tubes still in it. It has a better tonal balance and more musical presentation.593 327 1035 938 1536 516 985 745 1506 569 1288 1188 165 1146 783 938 634 425 28 510 1052 306 1273 1583 962 1531 1026 513 192 803 382 1093 525 769 1243 208 1104 265 250 270 394