PRO-JECT Project DAC Box E Digital to Analogue Converter – five star bargain

Chose this because my new samsung tv does not have analogue outputs. With this i can use the optical output. Sure there are cheaper products available on amazon but my previous experience of project with their project head box s gave me some confidence in the quality of the product. Initial difficulty in getting it to work turned out to be purely a samsung menu issue. Very happy now that fully commissioned.

The conservatory a while ago and i was not happy using the tv headphone jack to feed the pre-amp. My legacy naim system was consigned to the conservatory a while ago and i was not happy using the tv headphone jack to feed the pre-amp. So i purchased this dac to receive the digital signal from the tv via an optical cable and purchased a twin rca to 5 pin din lead to feed the analogue signal to the pre amp. Installing the dac only takes a couple of minutes, but i did not get any sound initially and this was because i needed to check the tv manual to set the output from internal speaker to external audio out. Once done, i was really impressed with the improvement in sound quality. When watching tv, dvd’s, blu rays and youtube videos etc i can say the sound is very entertaining. The only downside is that the volume is not very loud. Normally, i play cd’s on my naim set up at about a 35% volume, but to get the same volume through the tv via the dac, i have to turn the dial up to about 75%. This is the first time i have purchased an external dac and just thought ‘a dac is a dac’.

Small dac box works great with old cd players improves the sound significantly. Here are the specifications for the PRO-JECT Project DAC Box E Digital to Analogue Converter:

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  • 24bit / 192kHz D/A conversion
  • Special low noise components
  • Gold plated RCA connection sockets
  • Co-axial (RCA) & optical (Toslink) S/PDIF input
  • Improve sound from digital sources

One notices better definition and an increased sound stage. This is a very competent dac at an affordable price, ideal if you play mostly standard res 44. 1 cds, although it can cope with higher res formats. Compared to the typical internal dacs of mid range cd players, one notices better definition and an increased sound stage. Highs are crisp and low frequencies are tuneful. The case may be basic, but the audio quality is high and it is very easy to deploy with both coax and toslink inputs and standard phono outputs. A great upgrade for players (or other compatible digital source components) which may have been sourced a few years back and have since been superceded in sound quality.

Very good value for money from a company known for this. Good build and sound for the pruce.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • the conservatory a while ago and I was not happy using the TV headphone jack to feed the pre-amp
  • five star bargain
  • Great for TVs with optical audio output

One notices better definition and an increased sound stage. This is a very competent dac at an affordable price, ideal if you play mostly standard res 44. 1 cds, although it can cope with higher res formats. Compared to the typical internal dacs of mid range cd players, one notices better definition and an increased sound stage. Highs are crisp and low frequencies are tuneful. The case may be basic, but the audio quality is high and it is very easy to deploy with both coax and toslink inputs and standard phono outputs. A great upgrade for players (or other compatible digital source components) which may have been sourced a few years back and have since been superceded in sound quality.

The conservatory a while ago and i was not happy using the tv headphone jack to feed the pre-amp. My legacy naim system was consigned to the conservatory a while ago and i was not happy using the tv headphone jack to feed the pre-amp. So i purchased this dac to receive the digital signal from the tv via an optical cable and purchased a twin rca to 5 pin din lead to feed the analogue signal to the pre amp. Installing the dac only takes a couple of minutes, but i did not get any sound initially and this was because i needed to check the tv manual to set the output from internal speaker to external audio out. Once done, i was really impressed with the improvement in sound quality. When watching tv, dvd’s, blu rays and youtube videos etc i can say the sound is very entertaining. The only downside is that the volume is not very loud. Normally, i play cd’s on my naim set up at about a 35% volume, but to get the same volume through the tv via the dac, i have to turn the dial up to about 75%. This is the first time i have purchased an external dac and just thought ‘a dac is a dac’.

Very good value for money from a company known for this. Good build and sound for the pruce.

Great for tvs with optical audio output. Great to connect the optical audio output from my samsung smart tv to an audio input on my hi fi amplifier for stereo sound over the hi fi speakers. Also needs an optical lead (i bought qed) and an rca/phono lead (i bought audioquest).

Great for tvs with optical audio output. Great to connect the optical audio output from my samsung smart tv to an audio input on my hi fi amplifier for stereo sound over the hi fi speakers. Also needs an optical lead (i bought qed) and an rca/phono lead (i bought audioquest).

Bought this to link my samsung tv to my hifi amp. Compared it to my musical fidelity dac that hangs off my lap top. Couldn’t hear any difference.

Bought this to link my samsung tv to my hifi amp. Compared it to my musical fidelity dac that hangs off my lap top. Couldn’t hear any difference.

Small dac box works great with old cd players improves the sound significantly.

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