Don't phone in your phono – unless it's with ProJect's newest which offers RCA/XLR i/o in the back and comprehensive adjustments upfront. Hello Phono Box R2S [€1'499]. As the catalogue's new flagship, it supports MM/MC cartridges, does passive RIAA/Decca compensation, fully discrete circuitry, continuously variable Ω, selectable capacitance across eight values and variable voltage gain from 40-70dB. A ±2dB balance control helps offset slightly skewed recordings. To keep noise at bay, a full-size linear external PSU upgrade is coming already. The Phono Box comes in black or silver and its circuitry is fully balanced. Drop that needle.