Pro-Ject DAC Box E
Dear music lover,
thank you for purchasing a Pro-Ject Audio Systems DAC Box E.
In order to achieve maximum performance and reliability you should study these instructions for use carefully.
Warning of a hazard for the user, the unit or possible misuse.
Important notice.
Safety instructions
AC outlet voltages vary from country to country. Before connecting to the mains, make sure that the
voltage in your area meets the voltage requirements printed on the power supply.
The power supply is used to disconnect the unit from the mains. Make sure that the power supply is easily
accessible at all times. Never handle the device, the power supply while your hands are wet or damp.
Avoid letting liquids enter the device or the power supply. Never place any item containing liquid,
such as a flower vase on or near the device. Never spill any liquid on the device or the power supply.
Never place any naked flame sources, such as lighted candles on or near the device. The product shall not
be used in damp or wet locations, next to a bathtub, sink, swimming pool or any other similar conditions.
Make all connections whilst the converter is disconnected from the power supply.
Take care to connect the left and right channels correctly. The right channel is usually marked red,
the left channel black or white.
Never use any other power supply than the one supplied with the unit.
Connection to the amplifier
Connect the Analog Output socket to a line input (such as AUX) on your amplifier.
Sources with an digital output such as TV satellite/cable receiver or a game console can be connected to the
digital inputs. The inputs cannot be used simultaneously. If both inputs are connected, the optical input has
Mains power connection
Connect the low voltage plug from the power supply to the Power 18V DC socket before connecting the
power supply to the mains.
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Technical specifications Pro-Ject DAC Box E
Line-level output:
1 pair RCA/phono sockets
Output voltage:
Digital outputs:
1 x coaxial (S/PDIF),
1 x optical (TOSlink®)
D/A converter:
Cirrus Logic CS4344. 24Bit/192kHz
Supported audio format:
PCM (LPCM). No support for multi channel formats like Dolby® AC-3 or DTS™
Sampling rates
Optical and coaxial input:
44,1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz and 192kHz (coaxial)
Outboard power supply:
18V/500mA DC
Power consumption:
200mA DC, <1W in standby
Dimensions W x H x D (D with sockets): 120 x 32 x 100 (106)mm
250g without power supply
Should you encounter a problem which you are not able to alleviate or identify despite the above information,
please contact your dealer for further advice. Only when the problem cannot be resolved there should the
unit be sent to the responsible distributor in your country.
The manufacturer accepts no responsibility for damage caused by not adhering to these instructions
for use. Modification or change to any part of the product by unauthorized persons release the
manufacturer from any liability over and above the lawful rights of the customer.
Copyright, trademarks
Pro-Ject Audio Systems is a Registered Trademark of
H. Lichtenegger.
This guide was produced by: Pro-Ject Audio Systems
Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.
The information was correct at the time of going to
press. The manufacturer reserves the right to make
changes to the technical specification without prior
notice as deemed necessary to uphold the ongoing
process of technical development.
TOSlink® is a registered trademark of Toshiba corporation. Dolby® is a registered trademarks of Dolby
Laboratories. DTS™ is a registered trademark of DTS, Inc..
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