D/A Converter Pro-Ject DAC Box FL

The Pro-Ject DAC box FL (210 euros) sounded absolutely amazing, but it is not necessarily the last word in terms of illustration, sharp detail and focus.

  1. D/A Converter Pro-Ject DAC box FL
  2. Data sheet

Unfortunately, the Pro-Ject dock the iPod can elicit no digital signal. Together with the DAC box FL a very interesting digital source would arise because. So, for the time being other players must use the small transformer.

Whether it is worthwhile to ennoble a favorable network player with an equally favourable DAC, was clarified in a minute: the DAC box FL sounded absolutely amazing. Not necessarily the last word in terms of illustration, sharp detail and focus, surprised her with a huge Habitually, soft and mature bouquet that is listened to, as you would have stored the sound of a normal player for ten years in small casks of sherry.

The actual age of the used converter chips is even higher: in the DAC box, four pieces of the iconic Philips-16-Bitler TDA1543 in 1991 in parallel, without additional output stage (only with a simple low-pass filter) digital filter Potter. The abbreviation NOS here has a double meaning: new old stock for the historic, well seasoned chip Virgin and non oversampling for the ultra-purist mode, which has many supporters note, Kondo or Burmester in the self construction scene, but also with manufacturers such as audio. Who wants to try the special charm of these converters, is the perfect, low-risk entry with the DAC box FL.

Pro-Ject DAC box FL

Manufacturer Pro-Ject
Price €210.00
Rating 100.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H T) HöheTiefe 10.3 x 3.8 x 14.1 cm
Weight 0.3 kg
Digital volume control
Analog volume control
Remote control
Display sampling rate
Word width display
Digital effects loop
Maximum sampling rate RCA / AES 192
Maximum sampling rate optical 96
Maximum USB sample rate 0
USB asynchronous mode USB
Adjustable digital filter characteristics
Number filter options 0
Have No digital filter, historical TDA1543 chips.
Inputs CD player
Digital RCA 1
Digital BNC 0
Digital optical 1
Digital ST 0
Digital AES / EBU 0
Digital DSD
I2S 0
FireWire 0
Output D/A converter
RCA outputs 1
Outputs XLR stereo 0
Outputs headphone 6, 3 mm / 3, 5 mm 0 / 0
Digital output to RCA
Optical digital output
Digital output other: –
Test results
Conclusion +. Nice, pleasant old-school sound, radically purist approach.
Conclusion- –
Sound RCA 100
Balanced sound 0
Sound SACD
Facilities sufficient
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment well over 100
Predicate 5 ears
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 7 /.