Pro-Ject X2 B & Phono Box S3 B


Vinyl enthusiasts keen to step up from an entry-level turntable need look no further than Pro-Ject’s X2 B. This new balanced upgrade of the company’s tried-and-trusted X2, kitted out with the excellent Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge on a damped carbon-aluminium tonearm, offers an astute and gorgeous sound. Its 2kg acrylic platter and rigid massive plinth, available in four lavish finishes, deliver consistent and resonance-free playback. Pro-Ject’s Phono Box S3 B phono stage is then the ideal partner for the X2 B – this versatile little box retains the advantages of a balanced connection all the way from cartridge to amplifier, and sounds superb.