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Pro-Ject X8 Turntable with Sumiko Moonstone

Pro-Ject X8 Turntable with Sumiko Moonstone

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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. 

Features

  • 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

Specifications

Speed: 33, 45 

Drive Principle: Belt drive

Wow & Flutter (33, 45): ±0.11%, ± 0.10%

Signal to Noise: 73 dB

Tonearm 
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

Dimensions (WHD)
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)