Pro-Ject 1Xpression Carbon Classic Turntable

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  • Regular price $1,450.00

The latest version of our classic turntable reaches new performance levels 

Following on from a prestigious series, the 1Xpression Carbon Classic is the 6th generation of the classic Pro-Ject 1, presented for the first time way back in 1991. The current version of our iconic turntable includes a totally new carbon tone-arm with spin-off EVO technology. The innovative new gimbal design features a resonance damping counterweight for the best performance with any cartridge.

The belt drive uses a low noise, decoupled AC motor with a precision frequency DC-driven AC generator for exact speed stability. We used a complex main platter construction similar to our high-end Xtension models that just can't found elsewhere in this price range. Thermo plastic elastomers (TPE) are used in a sandwich construction with aluminium  for optimised resonance behaviour. The platter bearing axle is made from low tolerance chrome plated stainless steel running on a Teflon bottom in a bronze bearing housing. The main plinth is made from low resonance MDF, which is decoupled from structure-born noise by special absorber feet using TPE technology.

But enough about the sterling build quality. The sum of all these premium components is a sound quality that will make you forget everything else... And just listen. 

  • Belt drive system with synchronous motor  
  • Main platter bearing made from stainless steel runs in bronze bushing with Teflon bottom  
  • Heavy aluminium sandwich platter with TPE technology for superior resonance damping
  • Heavily advanced 2M Silver cartridge, featuring silver spools for ultimate fidelity 
  • 8.6” carbon tonearm with Evo Kardan rings  
  • Resonance damping counterweight design  
  • Gold-plated RCA interconnect cable  
  • Special turntable feet for effective decoupling - massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback 



33, 45 (manual speed change)


belt drive

Speed variance

33: 0.2% 45: 0.18%

Wow & flutter

33: 0.14% 45: 0.13%



Main bearing

stainless steel


8.6” carbon Evo

Effective arm length

218.5 mm


22.0 mm

Effective tonearm mass


Tracking force range

0 - 30mn (2M 18mn recommended)

Included accessories

15 volts DC /0.8A power supply, dust cover

Power consumption

4.0 watts max /< 1 watt standby


415 x 130 x 335mm (WxHxD)


5.5 kg net / 8.0 kg gross weight