Great little Genie !!!
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First about the Pro-Ject Phono Box USB Great little genie, for the price and fidelity you cannot go wrong. Connected my Denon 300 F with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge to this phono preamp and output to Marantz SR7010. WOW !! the music comes alive , the difference is night and day. Agreed , compared it to the SACD output from Oppo 103 it is a few db less but all you need is to increase the volume a few notches and your soul will tell you.The clarity is just amazing and the bass ,more pronounced. This baby rocks! It is compact and heavy and fits in the cabinet and absolutely no hum. and very less static ( that alone makes the experience more enjoyable! ) Haven't tried to connect USB to computer yet. That's my project for the next couple of weeks to convert into FLAC and backup my collection. The first one I received from Crutchfield had no rattle but a noticeable "hum" and tremendous amount of static. Changed the cork mat with a Swiss leather mat to see if the static will go but nothing changed. Tried all kinds of grounding mechanisms - still no luck. Called Customer service and they shipped immediately a new one . Connected the new one and total bliss , Thank you Crutchfield for the quick response
Pros: Compact, heavy and well made Great fidelity and brings alive each and every instrument Exceptional bass Secure connections Great Crutchfield customer service
Cons: None so far except for the defective initial one