Pro-Ject Stream Box RS

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  • Regular price $1,999.00


Stream Box RS is Pro-Ject's reference audio streamer designed as a audiophile-grade 24-bit/192kHz streaming client and as a step up from the Stream Box DS net.

The Stream Box RS is capable of digital music playback from computers, Ethernet and WLAN networks, iOS devices and USB thumb drives or external hard drives. UPnP and DLNAn1.0/1.5 support are also included. Designed to play digital file formats including MP-3, ALAC, AIFF, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, and WMA9-lossless, as well as FLAC and LPCM files up to 24-bit/192kHz. In addition, the Stream Box RS supports direct streaming from portable devices and accepts streaming services like Spotify, Grooveshark etc., using Jamcast software. Additionally, a vTuner internet radio platform is included.

Pro-Ject's NetAPI interface is implemented using a proprietary, APP available for your mobile devices using the IOS or Android platforms. Available as a free download from the Apple App Store or in the Android Market these apps provide ultra-fast access and control of the Stream Box DS net from your smartphone or tablet device. From the Box Control App all functions are controllable, and the Box Control App will be able to operate all IR-controlled Pro-Ject Box Design components. In development and available shortly, is Remote Box that will allow 3rd party devices, like TV's, to be system unified and controlled by Box Control App as well.

In an effort to keep the Stream Box RS from becoming technologically obsolete, the Pro-Ject engineering team designed the Stream Box RS to accept software/firmware uploads of possible new services and features available in the future.

A 3.5"" TFT color display shows unit status as well as album artwork in high resolution. Front and rear USB inputs are Apple licensed and provided for storage devices or the digital connection of iPods, iPhones and iPads, and the Stream Box RS net features Wi-Fi 802/b/g/n that allows for 24-bit/192kHz file streaming over a WI-Fi network. The Stream Box DS net provides streaming via Ethernet or attached wireless aerial.

Internet radio access is provided using the vTuner platform, allowing for both local and international stations as well as being applicable for music services such as Napster, Rhapsody, Sirius, Pandora and Last.fm. All functions are accessed via the supplied IR remote control. An outboard power supply is included.

The Stream Box RS can function as your systems ""control center"". A fully-balanced dual-mono design employing a triode tube stage and onboard high-end DAC assures audiophile sound performance. The high-performance Alps analog volume control provides the ability to adjust volume at the unit or from afar using the supplied IR remote control. If using another source of control, the output level can be both variable or fixed via a rear panel switch.

Connectivity is greatly enhanced over the Stream Box DSnet. The Stream Box RS provides 1 each digital co-ax and optical inputs as well as 1 each RCA analog out and digital co-ax output. Balanced XLR outputs are provided for the highest fidelity and low noise option. A pair of RCA analog inputs are provided allowing the Stream Box RS to function as a true preamplifier accepting a turntable, cassette deck or analog tuner as an alternative source. Additionally, two USB inputs are provided, one on front panel, one on rear, for connection of both USB thumb or hard drives.

The Stream Box RS is a extremely versatile device designed to enhance improve your digital musical lifestyle.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

USB Input
High-Speed 2.0, 24/96. 2 x type A socket. Power supply for 2.5"" hard drives (5V DC / max. 500 mA) via USB

USB Flash and USB Hard Disc
FAT 16 or FAT 32 (NTFS not supported)

High-Level Output
1 Pair RCA Jacks max. 2V, XLR max. 4V, fixed or adjustable via volume control

Output Level - Digital Sources
Format FAT 16 or FAT 32 (NTFS not supported)

Output - Analog Input
RCA Jacks max. 4V, XLR max. 16V, fixed or adjustable via volume control

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
115dB / 2V

High-Level Input
1 pair RCA Jacks, 12 dB gain

Input Impedance
50k ohm

Digital Output
1 x Coaxial (S/PDIF)

Digital Input
1 x Coaxial (S/PDIF), 1 x optical (S/PDIF)

D/A Converter
TI PCM1792A 24Bit/192kHz, 8 x oversampling

Wired Network
Ethernet 10/100 Base-T

WLAN
Wireless-LAN - IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Power Supply
20V/3A DC

Power Consumption
30W DC max. ‐ with connected external hard drive

Power Consumption, Standby
0.3W

Dimensions (WHD)
8.1 x 2.9 x 7.9 in., 206 x 72 x 200 mm

Weight
7.2 lbs., 3,250g without power supply

Supported Audio Formats
MPEG Audio Layer-3 (.mp3)
AAC (MPEG-4 Advanced Audio Coding File, .aac, .m4a including Apple Lossless)
AIFF (.aif, .aiff, .aifc)
WAV (.wav) LPCM packed/unpacked
FLAC
WMA Windows Media Audio 9
WAX Windows Media audio metafiles
ASX Advanced Stream Redirector (.asx)
Smooth Working Gapless PlaybackSupported media servers:Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 12
Windows Media Connect 2.0
All DLNA/UPNP certified media servers (e.g. Twonky Media or Asset UPnP)


Integrated Codecs

MP3

Sampling Rates: 8-48kHz
Bit Depth: 16-bits
Bit Rate: 8-320kbit/s
Additional information data (tags): ID3 V2.4 (including album art)

AAC, M4a including Apple Lossless
Sampling Rates: 24-96kHz (output sampling rate = max 48kHz)
Bit Depth: 16-bit, Quality: 8-320kbit/s

AIFF
Sampling Rates: 8-96kHz
Bit Depth: 8/16/24-Bit
Additional information data (tags): ID3 V1

Ogg Vorbis 1.0
Sampling Rates: 32-48kHz
Bit Depth: 16 Bit
Quality: Q1-Q10
Additional information data (tags): Ogg comments/tags

FLAC (192khz/24bit)
Sampling Rates: 44.1-192kHz
Bit Depth: 16/24-bit
Quality: L0-L8
Additional information data (tags): FLAC tags

LPCM
WAV, Supported Sampling Rates: 22-192kHz
Bit Depth: 16/24-bit
Additional information data (tags): WAV tags

WMA-9
WMA Supported Sampling Rates: 8-48kHz
Bit Depth: 16-Bit
Bit Rate: 5-320kbit /s
Additional information data (tags): WMA tags

WMA-9 Lossless and WMA-9 Pro
Support through transcoding of unprotected tracks by Windows Media Connect only

Options for Remote Control Over Network
Can be controlled by Pro-Ject App Box Control for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android.