The Essential II DIGITAL aims to be the first hi-fi specified turntable that can be connected, out-of-the-box, to any modern home entertainment system. The brand new internal phono stage gives customers the option between an analogue Line Level output or a 24bit/96kHz digital optical output.
The analogue portion of the output stage uses a phono stage based upon Pro-Ject’s Phono Box design. The Line output allows for connection to any Line-Level (Auxiliary) input. The 24bit/96kHz optical output uses an Analogue-Digital Converter (ADC) to send a signal to your digital hub. Price is £309.
Pro-Ject has also announced a firmware update enabling Spotify Connect on all Stream Box models. It is available as a free download. Additionally, a new control App version for Android and Apple will be released. The update allows Spotify Premium subscribers to stream over 30 million tracks from the Spotify smartphone and tablet application to their Stream Box. Spotify Connect also allows users to make calls or use other apps without interrupting playback since the technology is built into Stream Box components.
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