SBox Ghost Scanner + Recorder
The SBox Ghost Scanner is a spirit box radio frequency sweep scanner and recorder for paranormal research. SBox includes many other features to aid in making your investigations easier while providing quality evidence documentation.
- Automatic FM/AM Radio Sweep + Spike Detect
- Record & Playback Radio Sweep and EVP Audio
- Adjustable Sweep Speed Control
- Great for use with the Estes Method
- Rechargeable Battery and Long Life
- SD Card Port for Recording (32GB Max)
- Forward or Reverse Sweep Direction
- Loud, Amplified Speaker (10x power) and Headphone Port
- Backlit Display and Built-in Flashlight
- Bluetooth Connection for Use as a Wireless Speaker
SBox is a NEW spirit box built specifically for paranormal investigations with features we need. It's a compact and easy to use tool for communication with paranormal entities. SBox utilizes radio frequency sweeps to generate white noise from existing FM and AM bands which theories suggest may provide an entity the energy they need to be heard. When this occurs you may hear voices or sounds coming through the static in their attempt to communicate.
VIDEO: Sbox Ghost Scanner Review and Overview of Features
Radio Sweep with Spike Detect
SBox allows you to use FM or AM band sweeps for potential communication with an entity. You can now control the speed of the sweep and direction at any time, forward and backward. As an additional features, SBox will detect if something is attempting to come through during the sweep and will pause on that frequency for a moment more to allow more time for getting a message through. This allows you the opportunity to hear more than one syllable to capture multiple words and maybe even a full sentence.
Record and Playback
Record your ghost box sessions through a direct line and play back using the loud built-in speaker. You can also choose to record normal EVP audio without the radio sweep if you choose. Either option records directly to an SD card (available as an add-on). You can playback right on the device or take the SD card to your computer or any other SD card reading device.
NOTE: a Micro SD card is REQUIRED for record and playback. These are available as an add-on above. Maximum size for the SD card is 32GB which will get you through many hours and several investigations.
Rechargeable Long-Life battery
The built in battery lasts up to 6 hours of continuous use on a single charge. It can be recharged using any USB charger including a mobile USB battery pack for a quick boost. Carry it with a battery pack or plug it into a wall outlet for unlimited use. It's easy, quick and saves money on batteries. Note: some functions eat up battery life. See specs for details.
Loud, Amplified Speaker and Headphone Port
There's no need to an external speaker with this device. It includes a large, amplified built-in speaker made to be heard well even in a large room. If you really want it louder, there is an audio output jack which you can attach to another audio device including headphones. Grab a set of headphones when you want a more discreet session without interrupting other investigators. SBox can also be used as a Bluetooth speaker when connected to another Bluetooth-enabled device.
Backlight and Flashlight
SBox has a red LCD lighted display. We prefer to use red when possible to help maintain the investigator's night vision. The display indicates battery life and status of the device which varies for each mode. There is also a built-in white LED flashlight for when you need to shed a little light on the situation.
The SBox was built to EVOLVE. As we learn, grow and adapt as investigators, so can the SBox. We built it with the ability to make software changes that you can download and update yourself based on preferences you feel work best for you. This also allows us to add and adjust features without purchasing a new unit. We are working on these based on YOUR FEEDBACK. As these become available, we can provide you with a file for download with instruction on how to easily update your SBox.
This product is made right here at GhostStop.
- Rechargeable and replaceable long life lithium ion battery
- 3-Watt (3,000mW) amplified speaker built in (over 10x the power in popular spirit boxes)
- FM scan range: 87.5 - 108.0 / AM scan range: 522 - 1710
- Adjustable sweep speed control - 4 different speeds +1 bonus speed while recording with firmware version 1.3 or higher (Speed 1 = ~100ms | Speed 2 = ~200ms | Speed 3 = ~300ms | Speed 4 = ~400ms | Bonus Speed 1 while recording = ~500ms)
- Red LCD display to preserve night vision
- Scratch resistant coating
- Precision volume control wheel
- Micro SD card slot for recording and playback (32GB max)
- Onboard white LED flashlight
- Headphone port USB data port for file transfer/sharing
- USB charging port
- Antenna extends to 15" and folds back into place (4" when retracted)
- Wrist strap with connected stand
- USB data and charging cables included
Battery LifeThe built in battery lasts up to 6 hours of continuous use on a single charge. It can be recharged using any USB charger including a mobile USB battery pack for a quick boost. Carry it with a battery pack or plug it into a wall outlet for unlimited use. It's easy, quick and saves money on batteries. Recording function and speaker volume does drain battery depending on settings: louder drains more power.
NOTE: We suggest taking the battery out of the SBox when storing. Since the flashlight is always in a 'standby mode' even when the unit is off, it does drain the battery very slightly over time. So, if SBox is stored for some time in a case, even with a full charge, it will come out with a drained battery.
Battery Tests:6 hours in standby (no scanning) 6 hours scanning using headphones 4.5 hours scanning with speaker at volume 15 3.75 hours scanning and recording with speaker at volume 15 3.75 hours scanning with speaker volume at 25
- USB charger cable (white)
- USB data cable (black)
- Wrist strap with stand
- Printed manual
4 Micro SD Card Slot (32GB max)
7 Headphone Port
8 USB Port
9 Charging/Aux Input Port
11 Scan Reverse or Scan Slower
12 Version / Loop / Play All
14 Delete File
15 Scan Forward or Scan Faster
QUICK START GUIDE
- Charge before use. (see charging instructions)
- Turn device on using ON/OFF slider button (2).
- Press SCAN (13) to begin FM Scan Forward.
- Press RECORD (16) to record (requires SD card). Press RECORD (16) again to stop recording.
- Turn device off using ON/OFF slider button (2).
POWER & CHARGING
NOTE: This product includes a safety tab on the battery that is sticking out of the battery compartment. Pull this tab off the the battery connectors to activate the battery. This tab is to ensure the battery does not make connection or drain during shipment and storage.SBox is powered by a rechargeable battery. To charge the device use the provided USB charging cable (WHITE) to connect to a USB power source. This could be a computer with a USB power, USB power strip or USB battery pack for quick mobile power. When charging the flashlight LED will show red and will turn off once complete. To plug the device into a AC power outlet, you will need to use a USB to AC power adapter (not provided). When SBox is powered on you will see a battery icon to the left of the display indicating battery life.
NOTE: We suggest taking the battery out of the SBox when storing. Since the flashlight is always in a 'standby mode' even when the unit is off, it does drain the battery very slightly over time. Given that, if SBox is stored away with a full charge for some time it will come out with a drained battery.
MODESTo change modes press the MODE button (17). When switching modes you will hear a verbal queue to indicate each mode as follows. It may take a moment to switch modes.
- SCANNING FM
This mode is used for conducting spirit box sweep sessions using the FM band.
- SCANNING AM
This mode is used for conducting spirit box sweep sessions using the AM band.
- LINE IN
This mode allows you to plug in an audio device to use the SBox as an external wired speaker. Use the provided 3.5 audio-to-microUSB cable to connect another compatible audio device.
This mode allows you to connect a bluetooth audio device to use the SBox as an external wireless speaker.
This mode allows you to play recorded spirit box sessions and other audio files on the memory card or from a USB drive.
SCANNINGPress SCAN (13) to start and stop the sweep.
To change sweep direction: while the scan is stopped hold REVERSE (11) for 2 seconds to sweep in the reverse direction or hold FORWARD (15) to sweep forward. If a sweep is already active you must press SCAN (13) again to stop the current sweep and resume in the desired direction.
To change sweep speed (available only on firmware V1.3): press FORWARD (15) to make the scan faster or REVERSE (11) to make the scan slower. You will see a number display quickly on the screen "1-4". This indicates the speed where 1 is the slowest and 4 is the fastest. You can do this while sweeping or even when it's paused.
Press RECORD (16) to record sweep audio.
RECORDTo record sweep or EVP audio you must first insert a micro SD card into the port at the top of the device (4). Make sure to face it in the proper direction to insert properly. It will click into place.
NOTE: Maximum size for the SD card is 32GB. Anything larger and it likely will not record.
To record radio sweep audio, first start the sweep in the direction you prefer. Once the sweep has begun press RECORD (16). A ‘SD’ icon will appear on the screen to indicate it is recording to the SD card.
To stop recording press RECORD (16) again. Stop recording after each session to save the file properly. As soon as you stop the recording it will play the latest recording for review.
While recording you can start, pause or change direction on the sweep as you wish.
To record EVPs or voice only press MODE (17) to ‘Playback’ mode then press record. This will begin recording from a built-in microphone. You cannot use the radio sweep in this mode.
To access recorded files you can do either:
- Remove SD card from the memory slot (4) and insert it into a computer using any micro SD card reader.
- Plug SBox directly into a computer via the USB data port (8) using the provided USB cable (normal size USB on both ends).
PLAYBACKTo play audio files from the SD card press MODE (17) to ‘Playback’.
Press FORWARD (15) or BACK (11) to select a file. Sbox will play the audio file. Each file is indicated by a number in sequence.
Press SCAN (13) again to pause playback.
Press FILE (12) to loop play the current audio file. Press FILE again to play continue through playing all files.
FILE MANAGEMENTTo transfer or view the files on the SBox SD card plug the USB data cable (BLACK) into a computer. The SBox display will show 'PC' and a drive should show active on your computer momentarily.
To delete files, we suggest plugging the SBox into your computer or inserting the SD card into your computer. Though you can manage the files on the SBox, it's so much easier to do on the computer. If your computer doesn't have an SD slot you can get a USB card reader adapter that the SD card goes into.
To delete recorded files on the SBox directly press the MODE (17) button to get into 'Playback' mode. Press FORWARD (15) or BACK (11) until you get to the desired file. Each file is numbered sequentially. Make sure to listen to the file to note which one you want to delete to ensure you don't delete something you want to keep. To delete the file you're listing to press 'X' (14). This will delete the file PERMANENTLY. So, be sure you've got the right file.
UPDATING YOUR FIRMWARE VERSIONIMPORTANT:
- If you have 1.3 - 1.7, you have all the newest features. No updates are needed. All these versions have the latest features. The only difference is a bit of code organization (we like organized code)
- If you have 1.2 or earlier, you can contact us for an update file.
HOW to find what version you have:
- Turn on the SBox.
- Immediately press the FILE button (12) located on the front, bottom-left most button with a file folder icon. The display will show the version number (example: V1.6). If this button does not work, the version is 1.2 or lower. NOTE: This must be done in the first few seconds of turning on the device. Once it goes into 'scanning' mode this function will no longer work.
Steps for updating your SBox:
- Download the provided file on a desktop computer or laptop. Once downloaded, you should find the file in your default downloads folder or desktop. The file is called 'jl_690x.bfu'.
- Insert a Micro SD card into the SBox (max 32GB).
- Turn SBox on.
- Plug the SBox into your computer via the black USB cable (male/male). Display will show 'PC' when it is connected.
- A new drive will popup on your computer.
- Copy the downloaded SBox firmware file to the SBox SD card.
- Unplug the USB from the SBox.
- Eject the SD card from SBox and put it right back in.
- SBox will update on its own and reboot itself. The screen may show a few weird dashes while updating. This may take a minute or two. Once you hear 'SBox' again, it is now updated.
- Plug the USB cable back into the SBox and REMOVE the firmware update file from the SD card. The is IMPORTANT to keep it from updating every time you access the SD card.
- Remove the USB cable and go investigating with your updated SBox!
SBox can be used as a wireless speaker for a smart device like a phone or tablet. To use SBox as a speaker you must first initiate a bluetooth connection between the devices.
- Turn SBox on.
- Press MODE (17) until you hear 'Bluetooth'.
- Turn on the bluetooth enabled device you wish to use as the audio source (ie phone, tablet, watch, etc.).
- Make sure bluetooth is turned ON on your device and searching for bluetooth devices. Going about this is different on every device. So, you'll have to see the manual for your own device on how to do this.
- SBox will be discoverable and show up as 'BT_SDK_0'. Connect to that. Once connected you will here a chime.
- Play something from your audio source and you will hear it through the SBox speaker. Make sure to turn the volume up. The distance bluetooth will work varies and is dependent on the source device signal strength.
This little box works great. I love the fact that I can record my sessions without having to use a second recorder. Also I love that it has the rechargeable battery. I’m trying to get away from disposable batteries in my equipment. Environmental friendly.
Item received in excellent shape. Arrived ahead of schedule. Nice packaging. Lightweight. Smaller than I was expecting (that’s a good thing). About the size of a cellphone. Speaker is great. Wonderful customer service.
Very awesome tool of great quality
The biggest reason I bought this ghost box is because the sb7 s failed with their volume! I like hearing my evps !!! And that means without a dangling speaker attachment! It feel wonderful when the SBox had come out and with that unit also I could hear evps right off the bat! This box deserves a five star for sure!
Easy to order and everything went nice. Really easy and simple to use. It's handy, because you don't need extra speaker with this equipment.
Brilliant service great price all works, a treat, well packaged cant fault these guys . Thank you for a very quick postage
I had an older Sbox and this one is 1000 times better. The recording feature is awesome!
Love that this can save anything within itself, instead of having to record and hope it works. Still gonna record this in use though lol.
An intriguing result. Took ours for a spin to learn how to use it before a Gettysburg trip and got some interesting results. It worked and we came up with some intriguing and somewhat disturbing replies while using it. “Butcher” was one of our responses… oh yay! ? It is easy to use. Small in size so easy to handle and effective. Highly recommend. We are going to pair headphones with it via Bluetooth. Excited to use it in Gettysburg and see what results we get!
If you had the firts spirit box, this one is a great advance as you can record the results. Moreover, the design makes it even more portable
This was purchased because we decided to book a weekend trip at Duff Green in Vicksburg, Mississippi. This was the best purchase we made for the trip. We got so many responses that were very relevant! With the best being "I'm done talking now" in a clear voice when we asked if they wanted to talk more. We even verified that these were actual responses by using the Sbox at Anchuca where we did not get anything but the little bit of radio chatter. Tips: Use AM mode, the FM mode has too much radio chatter and you'll trick yourself into hearing things that you aren't, on AM watch as it scans to pick up local AM stations so you can weed out that as irrelevant, in Vicksburg the station is around 1450-1500. Hope this helps!
Great piece of equipment !
So much fun!
Customer service is excellent I brought the Sbox couldn’t get the record working I was using the wrong SD card they pointed me in the right direction and have no problem since product is well made still learning to us it
Great item, fast shipping.
Takes a little study to learn how everything works, but we love the versatility and especially the ability to record the sweep during Estes Sessions to verify everything. Couldn't believe how many sentences came through! Highly recommend!
Have been using for months! Amazing product! Fast shipping and they even called to make sure I wasn't using a bad card! Overall amazing experience! Will buy from this store front again!
W product, Me and my 2 accomplice love it.
This device truly picks up sentences multiple voices, especially on FM, but if you really want to single them out, you can change to a.m. The S-Box is 4 devices wrapped up into 1! Great job guys!
This is a great compact little device that I would recommend for anyone looking to add to their ghost hunting arsenal.
I’ve had this device for about 2 years now and everything is good on it. The battery seems to be absolutely incredible. I have gotten some potential responses through it so it has done me well. Only issue is the power slider was a little flimsy but it works great and other than that it is very well built and doesn’t feel like its going to fall apart if it gets dropped.
I want to say thank you to GhostStop for being there when you need their assistance. I’m very thankful for your assistance. They truly see to the customers and I am absolutely amazed how good they are at what they do and also to take out of their time to try to help you. That means a lot. So if I could absolutely recommend GhostStop, I would do it over and over and over over.
Great device to have!!
I used this many times in my house, it said most the time the word "snake". The last time it gave me any words it was one and it was not pleasant. The circumstances are quite terrifying. Probably going to buy another one soon.
Top notch EVPS with this device
I have not actually used this as yet, but the “after customer service” I received was wonderfull. I would not hesitate to recommend this company. Thank you
Used this on an investigation in an old cemetery. We got some very specific and relevant information through. It gave us names, dates and personal responses. I’ve used a number of these type of devices and this one certainly gave the best results. Excellent piece of kit to have in your pocket on a ghost hunt.
I LOVE IT ,and I recommend the world to shop from here because the quality and service is excellent ....
I'll have to be honest and admit that when I first got one of these a couple of years ago, I didn't like it very much and thought it was disappointing. Now after I've gotten used to it, I love it. I've gotten amazing results from it, especially when the recording is de-noised a little (easier to do than with the SB7T due to the white noise being less obtrusive). The features are great. The only thing I would change would be to make the body rubberized like a phone cover -- it's quite slippery.
When I ordered the package it said it would get here on a Thursday but it got here early on a Monday and it works amazing. I tried it out and it is very cool. It also came with a case which I’m really happy about. Definitely recommend.
As a paranormal researcher and lightworker who's documented well over six hours of compelling evidence, I highly recommend this device to anyone interested in instrumental trans-communication (ITC). Unlike most spirit boxes, which are nothing more than hacked radios, the Sbox offers several useful functions. You can use the AM/FM sweep like a traditional ghost box. I have captured quite a few direct replies via this mode. The speaker is LOUD but distortion free, which makes it a very useful tool. The battery life is excellent, the controls are intuitive, and the device is built like a tank. I've dropped mine on several occasions, but it keeps on trucking. If you buy only one device from GhostStop, make it the SBox.
I really like all the features of this piece. I like the option of recording so I can play back or listen later. .. I like that it has a stand on the back so you can sit it up on a table or wherever. Also one of my most used pieces of equipment.
I Love my new Spirit Box! It has a cool modern look to it and sounds even better.
This SBox has all the features you need: adjustable sweeps, record to memory card, headphone jack for Estes method sessions, Bluetooth and Aux inputs/function for use as a speaker, even a utility light.
Tried this out at Lemp Mansion in St.Louis and got some amazing responses and heard the scariest female scream of my life. 10/10 recommend especially with the faraday wallet so you can rule out radio stations and AM chatter!
Really works great
I have used the S-B spirit box many times, but this new version, is what I use the most, very reliable, and well put together, a must tool for any investigation!
Very very nice piece of equipment for the beginner ghost hunters and experts alike!! Very clear answers and the perfect size for on the go!! I have no negatives about this item I love everything about it!!
Last minute Christmas present for my wife and it was delivered early (awesome) Price was definitely a plus, only 4 stars is because I'm struggling with the directions. i guess my brain box isn't up to the sbox. Will definitely use this company for all my wife's ghost hunting needs!
Device works great. Very easy to operate. Being a novice ghost hunter after watching television thought this would be a great tool to have . Used it the very evening I received it . Caught some very interesting responses to specific questions at a site near my home. Would recommend to anyone interested in this particular field of interest.
This was a gift for my husband and he is very impressed with the item. What a good gift choice ; )
I sent to my daughter as a gift and she absolutely loves it. She had request a ghost box and after a little research this was my choice. She said it’s a great product.
Awesome gadget works well
I love this FM/AM Radio for so many reasons like pocket size, easy to use, easy to carry around and the light feature, simply amazing. Thank you
Received my new SBox last week and it works great. I have received several spirit responses already. The instructions provided were clear and easy to follow. This is a good tool for anyone interested in spirit communication. The recordings are very clear. The only way to make this device better would be to add a microphone so you can hear the questions you ask. All in all I'm pleased with my purchase.
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