Phono Box Ultra 500

The Phono Box Ultra 500’s elegant chrome surface masks a copper chassis, specially chosen for its superior ability to protect against high-frequency interferences

Phono Box Ultra 500


Special Edition

Phono Box Ultra 500

Since introducing their first phono stage in the mid-1990s, Pro-Ject have now sold over 500,000 Phono Box products, cementing their position as a true leader in the analogue hi-fi market.

The Ultra 500 is a truly special phono stage built to celebrate the momentous milestone.

Deceptively small and surprisingly affordable, the Ultra 500 is a special edition device made to stand out from the crowd.

Internally, the Phono Box Ultra 500 makes use of the same technologies as the Phono Box S2 Ultra, with its fully discrete layout, polystyrene capacitors and precise RIAA equalisation resulting in a warm, harmonious sound.

But where it stands apart is in its striking chassis.

The Ultra 500’s elegant chrome surface masks a copper chassis, specially chosen for its superior ability to protect against high-frequency interferences.

Easy to set-up with a variety of capacitance, impedance and gain settings, the Phono Box Ultra 500 is easy to partner with any modern pick-up cartridge.

Supplied in a wooden display box and limited to 500 pieces worldwide, the Ultra 500 is a true prestige piece that would sit comfortably at home in any premium listening environment.

Key Features:

  • Special edition audiophile phono stage in a compact chassis
  • Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, supplied in a special wooden box
  • Elegant chrome finish covers premium copper housing
  • No Operational Amplifiers (op-amps) used
  • Audiophile-grade polystyrene capacitors used inside
  • Precise split RIAA equalisation
  • Switchable Subsonic Filter
  • Switchable input impedance, capacitance and gain

Specifications Phono Box Ultra 500

Input Impedance: 10 / 100 / 1k / 47kΩ
Input Capacitance: 100 / 220 pF
Gain Swithc: 40 / 43 / 50 / 53 / 60 / 63dB
Subsonic Switch: -18dB @ 20Hz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 89dB V (MM)
THD+N: 0.00052%
RIAA Accuracy: <0.4dB / 20Hz – 20kHz
In/Out Connectors: 1 pair RCA Connectors
Power Consumption: 18V / 80mA
Power Supply: 18V / 500mA
Dimensions: 103 x 37 x 119mm
Colour: Polished chrome
Weight: 700g (Without PSU)





Pro-Ject was founded in 1991, during the onslaught of the compact disc and CD players, with the mission to offer the best analogue experience for reasonable prices. In a time where the digital audio media had been on the rise, and vinyl was declared as outdated and dead, Heinz Lichtenegger kept his belief in the simple but best way to enjoy music – turntables Their aim is to get as many people as possible into the wonderful hobby that is HiFi audio and to deliver a real stereo experience for the lowest cost possible. The best way to start there is with a proper turntable. They want to give the customers back the right to choose what they need, without overblowing their products with unnecessary features. At Pro-Ject they strive to create astonishing products with impeccable value. They only use the best components for the price and manufacture their handmade goods solely in Europe. With an eye for future trends they are always trying to fit the needs of the market. With an unexpected hit-review of the Pro-Ject 1, the success-story began its first major chapter. With the gaining popularity and interest, more and more international distributors began to make Pro-Ject turntables available in their countries. Today they ship into more than 80 countries world-wide and are happy to share some of their passion with every customer. With cutting edge technologies and machines, they are able to create visually pleasing products without losing the eye for the finest details. In Czech Republic, they produce all their turntables from scratch, by hand and in house. From the tiniest screw to the chassis, everything is done by their technicians. A strict four step quality control ensures that everything works as intended. In Slovakia they manufacture micro sized high end audio components. By shrinking the cabinets to a miniature size, they were able to save costs and offer their customers a true price to performance relation.  

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