Pro-Ject HL Signature 12
The Signature turntable is Pro-Ject's all-out assault on the analog high-end. This no-compromise approach to vinyl playback design commemorates Pro-Ject's 20-years as an esteemed manufacturer of turntables and electronics. Each table takes three months to build and is entirely constructed and assembled by a team of two highly skilled craftsman - truly an artisan product!
Signature employs a highly sophisticated approach by combining the themes of mass loading and magnetic decoupling. The main plinth supports two plinths and two motors with a belt-driven flywheel system that is magnetically decouples the platter's bearing. The main plinth also houses the touch screen that allows control of all operational parameters and variable speed adjustment. The second plinth is made of aluminum sits beneath the platter and is responsible for supporting the magnetic suspension. "Sorbothane Pillows" isolate the entire assembly and further reduce unwanted disturbances and vibration.
The flywheel belt-drive system employs two motors and ensures vibration and noise-free mechanical operation for all moving parts. The advanced single-pivot 12" tonearm can accommodate virtually any cartridge due to its wide range of adjustment possibilities and selection of different counterweights. It is even possible to adjust the VTA while the record is playing!
Speed 33, 45 rpm Electronic Speed Change
Drive Principle Flywheel Belt Drive
Motor Control Precision generator with LCD Display
Speed Variance ±0.1%
Wow & Flutter ±0.08%
Drive 3 X Silicon Drive Belt
Motor 2 X Micro-Processor Synchronous Motors
Mains Bearing Ceramic (Ball/Plate)
Platter 300mm Aluminum Alloy with vinyl mat
Tonearm 12" Single-Pivot Aluminium
Effective Tonearm Length 12" (304.8mm)
Effective Tonearm Mass 19.5g
Mounting Distance 291.6mm
Offset Angle 18°
Tracking Force 10-30mN
Power Supply Switch Mode, Outboard
Power Consumption 20 W DC
Dimensions (WHD) 22.5 x 9.3 x 17.4 in., 570 x 234 x 440 mm
Weight 76lbs., 34.3kg
Finish Gloss Piano Black Lacquer