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.
- D/A Converter Pro-Ject DAC box FL
- 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
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions (W x H T) HöheTiefe||10.3 x 3.8 x 14.1 cm|
|Digital volume control|
|Analog volume 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 AES / EBU||0|
|Output D/A converter|
|Outputs XLR stereo||0|
|Outputs headphone 6, 3 mm / 3, 5 mm||0 / 0|
|Digital output to RCA|
|Optical digital output|
|Digital output other:|||
|Conclusion +.||Nice, pleasant old-school sound, radically purist approach.|
|Sound judgment||well over 100|
|Price / performance||Very good|
|tested in issue:||7 /.|