Pro-Ject X1 Turntable
Pro-Ject‘s classic turntable design reimagined and lifted to new price/ performance heights!
In 1991 Pro-Ject started a revolution in HiFi with the introduction of the Pro-Ject 1 turntable. A new high-end, low budget turntable at a time when CD was king. Against all odds, Pro-Ject was creating interest in analog audio at a time when others were turning their backs, and the success was down to three critical philosophies:
– Simple yet technically correct design
– High-quality valuable materials
– Fully handcrafted, expert engineering, made in the EU
There are no fancy, unnecessary 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.
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: Super stiff, perfectly damped Carbon/Alu sandwich construction
Better counterweight: New anti-resonant counterweight with TPE damper to reduce cartridge-tonearm resonance
Better speed control: 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: Sumiko Olympia MM cartridge pre-mounted
Better audiophile features: Aluminium tonearm base with azimuth and VTA adjustment. Stiff one-piece tonearm without a vibration causing detachable headshell. The X1‘s luxury 8 layers of painting and the hand-polished finish are 3-4 times more expensive than simple foils.
Better cable: All Pro-Ject turntables come with a high-quality phono RCA cable. The 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 (33/45): 0.30% / 0.25%
Wow & flutter (33/45): 0.15% / 0.13%
Platter: 20 mm thick, 1.5 kg heavy acryl
Main bearing: stainless steel/brass
Tonearm: 8.6” carbon/aluminum sandwich
Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
Overhang: 18 mm
Effective tonearm mass: 10 g
Tracking force range: 0 - 30 mN
Included accessories: 15 V DC / 0.8 A power supply, dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, felt mat
Power consumption: 5 W max /< 0.3 W standby
Dimensions (WHD): 16.33" x 4.92" x 13.18"
Weight (net/gross): 15.43 lb / 20.94 lb