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Project X1 turntable with Pick-IT S2 MM cartridge

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Project X1 turntable with Pick-IT S2 MM cartridge

£699.00
Short Description
Pro-Ject‘s classic turntable design reimagined

Real high-end features – True audiophile sound
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The X1 is based on the same concept as the P1, but improved in every aspect thanks to modern materials and new production methods. 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. 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.

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. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.

Supplied either with or without a brand new Pro-Ject Pick it S2 MM cartridge, manufactured by the cartridge experts at Ortofon but voiced by the design team at Pro-Ject, it can be ready to play within a few minutes of unboxing. Also supplied in the box is our Connect-IT E RCA cables, a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding that’s optimized for turntable use. Lastly, height-adjustable feet in their Alu/ TPE sandwich construction are a very exclusive but necessary feature to level up the turntable and effectively isolate it from the surface it is place on. The X1‘s 8 layers of painting and the hand-polished finish guarantee its luxury appearance.

in the box:

  • X1 with or without Pick it S2 MM cartridge
  • Connect it E RCA Cable
  • Dust cover
  • Adapter for 7“ singles
  • Round drive belt for 78 r.p.m.
  • Power supply, allen key

features

  • Speed control with electronic speed switch for ultimate speed stability
  • Carefully isolated motor for less vibration and noise
  • Sub-platter with extremely low 0.001mm bearing tolerances
  • Stainless steel platter-bearing with soft brass bushing and teflon mirrors for lowest rumble and noise, and a stable, accurate speed transmission
  • Resonance free, 1.5 kg heavy acryl platter
  • 8,6” carbon/alu sandwich tonearm with best internal damping and TPE damped counterweight
  • Kardan ultra-low friction 4 pin point precision tonearm bearing
  • Ortofon Pick it S2 MM cartridge newly developed with Ortofon
  • Massive and heavy, precision CNC‘d MDF chassis
  • Luxury 8 layers of painting and hand-polished finish or real-wood, satin-waxed veneer
  • Super shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance Pro-Ject phono cables
  • Height adjustable, aluminium feet for massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback
  • Handmade in Europe
Specifications
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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