Pro-Ject Phono Box USB V
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Pro-Ject Phono Box USB V
Dear music lover,
thank you for purchasing a PRO-JECT AUDIO phono amplifier.
In order to achieve maximum performance and reliability you should study these instructions for use carefully.
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Warning of a hazard for the user, the unit or possible misuse.
Important notice.
Setting the cartridge mode
The phono amplifier must be used in either MM (moving magnet) or MC (moving coil) mode according to the
construction principle of the pickup cartridge to be used. Since most cartridges use the MM (moving magnet)
principle the phono amplifier is factory set to operate in this mode. To find out which type your cartridge is
please consult the literature accompanying your cartridge. The literature for MC cartridges should also specify
the correct impedance and capacity into which the cartridge is designed to work. If in doubt please consult
your dealer.
A switch at the back of the phono amplifier sets the correct level of amplification for the cartridge.
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Before setting MM / MC mode the unit must be disconnected from the power supply and amplifier.
Connecting the record player or a line level source
Connect the tonearm signal lead to the sockets Phono-In of the phono amplifier. The earthing wire of the
tonearm signal lead may be connected to the screw terminal if you encounter hum problems when using the
record player. The signal lead of a line level source has to be connected to the socket Line-In.
Take care to connect the left and right channels correctly. The right channel is usually marked red, the left
channel black or white.
Line-In
Phono-In
Connection to the amplifier
Connect the Out of the phono amplifier to a line input (such as AUX, CD, Tuner, Tape or Video) on your
amplifier.
Take care to connect the left and right channels correctly. The right channel is usually marked red, the left
channel black or white.
Make all connections whilst the phono amplifier is disconnected from the power supply.
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Do not connect the phono amplifiers output to a phono input (sometimes labelled gram, disc or RIAA)
on the amplifier.
Mains power connection
The phono amplifier is supplied with a power supply suitable for your country's mains supply. Check the label
before connecting to ensure compliance with the mains rating in your house. Connect the low voltage plug
from the power supply to the Power ~16V socket of the phono amplifier before connecting the power supply
to the mains.
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Front panel controls
Gain
Line
Phono Box USB V
Input
Input selector
Press the button Input to switch between the inputs Phono-In (record player) and Line-In (line level source).
The blue LED on the front panel shows that the input Line-In is selected.
Setting the record level
In case of distorted play back of the recorded music, the level of the analogue signal going to the
A/D converter, can be reduced with the level control (Gain) on the front panel.
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Connecting to a Computer (Windows XP® operating system)
1. Connect the USB-output of the Phono Box USB V to a free USB-socket on your computer and
turn it on/make sure it is powered on.
Please note: Connection should be made to an USB-socket of your computer directly. Connecting to
USB-hubs or switches can cause problems.
2. The “new hardware found assistant“ will automatically detect the unit and announces it as a “USB audio codec”.
3. open the System menu via “Start“ (Windows key)
Settings
Control Panel
Sound and Audio Devices
4. In the control panel open the
“Sound and audio“ menu.
5. In the Sounds and Audio panel select the Audio
tab. In the Replay section select your sound card
from the pull-down lists (usually preselected).
6. Select the USB Audio CODEC from the pull
down list in the Recording section. Make sure
your sound card is selected for Replay.
7. Confirm your selections by clicking the OK button.
8. Close the control panel windows and start your recording programme.
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Connecting to a Computer (Windows 7® operating system)
1. Connect the USB-output of the Phono Box USB V to a free USB-socket on your computer and
turn it on/make sure it is powered on.
Please note: Connection should be made to an USB-socket of your computer directly. Connecting to
USB-hubs or switches can cause problems.
2. Open the "Recording” panel. Start Control Panel
Hardware and Sound Sound Recording
In the “Recording” panel “USB Audio Device” (announced as “Microphone”) should be selected
(usually preselected).
3. Click the OK button and close the control panel windows.
4. Close the control panel windows and start your recording programme.
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Connecting to a Computer (Mac OS operating system)
1. Connect the USB-output of the Phono Box USB V to a free USB-socket on your computer and
turn it on/make sure it is powered on.
Please note: Connection should be made to an USB-socket of your computer directly. Connecting to
USB-hubs or switches can cause problems.
2. Open the “System Preferences” panel and select “Sound”.
3. In the “Input” panel “USB Audio CODEC” should be selected (usually preselected).
4. Close the control panel windows and start your recording programme.
Recording Programme
In case you do not have a recording programme installed on your computer, you may download one free from
the Internet. Recording programmes may be found by searching Google or Altavista.
Please be aware that downloads from the Internet are made entirely at your own risk. Under no
circumstances can we carry responsibility or provide support for software products sourced from the
internet or for any damage or problems arising from the use thereof. All downloads should be
checked with an up-to-date anti-virus programme. License fees may be applicable.
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Technical specifications Pro-Ject Phono Box USB V
Input impedance, MM:
Input impedance, MC:
Gain, MM:
Output voltage typically:
Gain, MC:
Output voltage typically:
Gain, line level input:
Max. output
Noise floor, MM:
Noise floor, MC:
THD, MM:
THD, MC:
RIAA-equalisation curve accuracy:
A/D converter:
Sampling rates:
USB output:
Operating systems:
THD:
Noise floor:
Dynamic range:
Outboard power supply:
Power consumption:
Dimensions W x H x D (D with sockets):
Weight:
47kohms/120pF
100ohms/120pF
40dB
300mV/1kHz at 3mV (MM input)
60dB
300mV/1kHz at 0,3mV (MC input)
11dB
9,5Vrms / 1kHz
86dB (94dB / A weighted)
68dB (75dB / A weighted)
<0,01%
<0,05%
20Hz - 20kHz / max. 0,5dB
Burr Brown PCM2904 16-Bit Delta Sigma
32, 44,1 and 48kHz
digital serial data protocol USB 1.1
Windows XP®, Windows VISTA®, Windows 7® and Mac OS
0,005%
96dB
93dB
16V/200mA AC, suitable for your country's mains supply
16V/100mA AC
103 x 36 x 103 (115)mm
580g without power supply
Potential incorrect use and fault conditions
No signal on one or both channels:
No connection between player and phono amplifier ore amplifier. This could be due to a faulty plug,
broken wire or solder joint or simply loose plug/socket connection.
Strong hum:
No earth connection from cartridge or arm or arm cable to phono amplifier, or earth loop.
Output too quiet or too loud, or distorted:
MM / MC mode incorrectly set - input overloading or insufficiently amplified.
Service
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.
Warranty
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 is a Registered Trademark of H. Lichtenegger. The information was correct at the time of going to
press. The manufacturer reserves the right to make
This guide was produced by: Audio Trade GmbH
changes to the technical specification without prior
Copyright © 2009. All rights reserved.
notice as deemed necessary to uphold the ongoing
process of technical development.
Windows XP®, Windows Vista® and Windows 7® are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
Mac and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
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