Easy to navigate as their website is, Pro-Ject’s vanilla advertising images left me squinting. And then Pre Box RS Digital arrived.
It is handsome, if understated. It is clearly, if profusely, labelled. Its seems are tight, its controls evenly spaced in utilitarian arrays. Speaking of arrays, it can connect to 7 S/PDIF inputs, USB, Ethernet, and analogue over RCAs.
No-nonsense approaches to digital audio design are few and far between. No nonsense one-box integrated solutions like the Pre Box RS Digital are a dying breed. Now, I have no idea how the RS Digital performs, sounds, or handles various headphones, let alone downstream power amps.
I just came back from Fujiya Avic’s Spring headphone show. I’m tired. I’m sweaty. But I’m ready to hook this bad boy up, to my versatile Lynx HILO, to my computer, my TV, and sundry portable devices. Because, damn, does it look good.