Project X1 Turntable including Pick-It S2 MM Cartridge

£699.00

Reg. price £699.00

Price includes VAT

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Pro-Ject‘s classic P1 turntable design from 1991 reimagined and lifted to new price/performance heights! There are no fancy, unneccassary features; it was a strictly manual turntable design and all of these decisions resulted in unbelievable sound at a fantastic price. The X1 is based on the same concept as the P1, but improved in every aspect thanks to modern materials and new production methods.

The design is carefully tuned to offer the most critical features for the best price and everything is put together with Pro-Ject‘s decade long experience in making the best-performing turntables without blowing the budget: MDF is 2-3 times more expensive than standard particle boards, not to mention a plastic chassis, but sounds and feels way better. The X1‘s luxury 8 layers of painting and the hand-polished finish are 3-4 times more expensive than simple foils.

Inside, it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor. This adds additional cost, but performs many times better than a simple, direct powered AC motor. For even further improved performance, the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system. In the X1, the motor drives a new, heavy, non-resonant Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation. This is the perfect platform on which to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

The X1 is also better than its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment, offering the flexibility that so many people are asking for, especially in this and even lower price ranges. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.

Lastly, height-adjustable feet in their Alu/TPE sandwich construction are a very exclusive but necessary feature to level the turntable and effectively isolate it from the surface it is place on.

Improvements include;

Better Chassis: Heavier, denser, less resonating new MDF material
Better Platter: Non resonating, heavier Acryl platter
Better Motor Isolation: New motor suspension for better decoupling of the motor vibrations to tonearm and chassis
Better Tonearm: Superstiff, perfectly damped Carbon/Alu sandwich construction
Better Counterweight: New Anti-resonant counterweight with TPE damper to reduce cartridge-tonearm resonance
Better Motor Speed Control and Electronic Speed Change: A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean and stable power to drive the motor
Better Feet: Height adjustable, isolating Alu/TPE sandwich feet
Better Cartridge: Premium Ortofon made, Pro-Ject sound tuned MM cartridge
Better audiophile features: Aluminium Tonearm Base with Azimuth and VTA adjustment Stiff one-piece tonearm without a vibration causing detachable headshell
Better Cable: All our turntables come with a high-quality phono RCA cable. Our Connect it E is a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable, with superior shielding. Compared to other digital and analog music sources, the signal coming from a turntable cartridge is very fragile in nature and cheap RCA cables often do not provide the ideal conditions for getting a phono signal to an amplifier. The Connect it E is purpose-designed for this exact application.

Speed: 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Principle: Belt drive
Speed Variance: 33: 0.30% 45: 0.25%
Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.15% 45: 0.13%
Platter: 20mm thick, 1.5kg heavy acryl
Main Bearing: Stainless steel/brass
Tonearm: 8.6" carbon/aluminium sandwich
Effective arm length: 218.5mm
Overhang: 18mm
Effective tonearm mass: 10.0g
Tracking force range: 0 - 30mN (S2MM 18mN recommended)
Included Accessories: 15V DC/0.8A power supply Dust Cover Connect-IT E Phono Cable Feltmat
Power consumption: 5.0W max / 0.3W standby
Dimensions (W x H x D): 415 x 125 x 335mm
Weight: 7kg net/9.5kg gross weight

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Project X1 Turntable including Pick-It S2 MM Cartridge

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