Pro-Ject X8 Turntable with Sumiko Moonstone
A mass-loaded belt-drive with true balanced connection. Handmade in the EU.
The most affordable of Pro-Ject's mass-loaded line, the X8 offers a heavy, TPE-damped platter that has been precision lathed from a single block of aluminum, and is finely balanced. The platter sits on a ceramic-tipped bearing and the load on the point is reduced using a neodymium magnet, resulting in extremely low friction and world-class speed stability.
The X8 has inherited the massive MDF chassis and the top-of-the-line Pro-Ject 9cc EVO carbon tonearm from its larger siblings. The height-adjustable feet are from machined aluminum, and their TPE damping technology effectively decouples the X8.
True Balanced Connection
The X8 is the first of Pro-Ject's True Balanced Connection components. A balanced connection from turntable to phonostage helps to drastically reduce induced noise from Wi-Fi and phone networks, preventing it from becoming a part of the amplified signal. Note that the stock X8 comes with a semi-balanced connector, (five-pin to RCA), but a separately purchased five-pin to XLR will let you connect to balanced phonostages. This will give you better dynamics, less noise, and far greater signal-to-noise ratios.
- Included Sumiko Moonstone MM cartridge
- Included Connect it E 5P -> RCA, 1.23 m interconnect
- Ready for True Balanced Connection
- Mass-loaded (11.2 lb, 5.1 kg) high-precision platter with TPE damping
- Inverted ceramic bearing with neodymium magnet load relief
- Stainless steel spindle
- Carbon tonearm
- Damped and hieght adjustable metal feet
- Handmade in EU
Speed: 33, 45
Drive Principle: Belt drive
Wow & Flutter (33, 45): ±0.11%, ± 0.10%
Signal to Noise: 73 dB
Type: 9“ one-piece carbon-fiber
Effective Arm Length, Mass: 9“ (230 mm), 8.5 g
Overhang: 18 mm
Included Accessories: 15 V DC / 0.8 A power supply, dust cover, 7“ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable
Lid Closed: 18.3" x 5.9" x 13.8" (465 x 150 x 350 mm)
Lid Opened: 18.3" x 16.3" x 16.5" (465 x 415 x 420 mm)
Weight: 33 lb (15 kg)