Pro-Ject Xtension 9
Xtension 9 Evolution is a high-class audiophile turntable that offers superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/tonearm configuration!
Xtension 9 Evolution chassis is made from high-class ultra-dense MDF, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Unique magnetic feet decouple the main plinth from its base.These feet effectively isolates the weighty 16kg total turntable mass from outer vibration and adds up to a combination of 'mass loaded' principle and 'floating turntable' design. Instead of a pure metal main platter, we found a perfect aluminum alloy which is damped with thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally, we glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this 'sandwich' before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderful resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silent on an inverted ceramic bearing (ball & plate) with magnetic suspension. This virtually reduces the platter-mass, so the platter `floats´ on the bearing with the lowest rumble possible. Xtension 9 Evolution features a quartz-generated high precision electronic speed regulation (Speed Box) with microprocessor control. An absolutely clean AC power is generated, which is led directly into a built-in synchronous motor. Decoupling from mains interference, quartz regulation and dedicated filter circuit offer a far better speed stability for smooth and undisturbed motor operation. This results in significant sound improvement through superior motor running smoothness and adds convenience because speed change between 33 & 45 can be done electronically.
"SuperPack" includes Sumiko Songbird cartridge at a significantly reduced price.
Electronic speed change 33/45 rpm.
Speed variance max. ±0,09 %
Wow and flutter max. ±0,1 %
Signal to noise 73dB
Effective tonearm mass 8,5g
Effective tonearm length 9 " (230 mm)
Overhang 16 mm
Power consumption 4W/0W standby mode
Outboard power supply 15V / 0 - 0.8mA DC (set at 0.5mA), universal power supply
Lenght connection cable 1,23 m
Capacity tonearm cable 65 pF/meter
Dimensions (WxHxD) 465 x 185 x 350 mm, dust cover open 465 x 440 x 420 mm
Weight 18 Kg
Finish: Piano Black or Mahogany.
Special order finishes: Walnut, Olivewood, Eucalyptus, Palisander, Red, White, Walnut Burl (10-12 week lead-time, call for info)