Pro-Ject X1 Turntable
A Mature and Authoritative Listening Experience
The Pro-Ject X1 Turntable brings classic Pro-Ject design into the modern era, resulting in a superb turntable with electronic speed control, a heavy acrylic platter & a tempered carbon & aluminum tonearm.
The Pro-Ject X1 Turntable Explained:
LENC's Pro-Ject X1 Review:
Although it would be easy to think X1 is simply an updated version of the 1xpression, in reality however they are very different with nearly every aspect of X1 undertaking an upgrade.
The X1 is a more mature and authoritative listening experience, digging deeper into the music and offering greater space between the instruments, It really is a substantial upgrade! Pro-Ject should be applauded for all the upgrades whilst remaining competitively priced!
Pro-Ject‘s classic turntable design reimagined
Directly descended from the very first turntable Pro-Ject released back in 1991, the X1 is the culmination of more than 25 years of design experience, and those decades of refinement are reflected in an exceptionally elegant, simple, and beautifully-crafted turntable.
Dense MDF plinth with gorgeous finish options
Every aspect of the X1 is crafted to a premium standard, to ensure a sublime experience for all senses. The dense MDF plinth gives the X1 a solid feel that reflects its quality construction, while also providing another line of resistance against unwanted vibrations that can spoil your music. The gorgeous Piano Black finish is painted in eight careful layers and hand-polished for a lustrous feel that you’d expect to find on a far more expensive product. The Walnut finish has a more natural feel, bringing an understated elegance to spaces with warmer décor.
Push-button speed control
Switch easily between 33⅓ and 45 RPM records with the X1’s push-button speed control, and even play 78 RPM records with a suitable cartridge.
Engineered With Care:
Heavy acrylic platter
More than just an eye-catching aesthetic feature, the translucent acrylic platter is a perfect companion to vinyl, making sure nothing extra is added to the sound so you can enjoy your records exactly as they were intended. The X1’s 1.5kg acrylic platter helps ensure smooth, accurate speed as well as further resisting unwanted vibrations.
The chassis houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board, delivers clean and stable power to the quiet-running motor. For improved performance the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using an upgraded motor suspension system. In the X1, the motor drives the Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation.
The X1 is also better than its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. This new 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference. Finished as one-piece, with a non-resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 tonearm can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment, offering the flexibility that so many people are asking for. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.
Who's This Turntable For?:
The X1 is a perfect fit for the first upgrade from a more entry-level turntable such as the Essential III or if you want to skip that step and land on a high-quality turntable that will still leave you with some pocket change for a nice amplifier or speakers.
Azimuth & VTA: Fully adjustable
The X1 comes with fully adjustable Azimuth & VTA. It offers you the possibility to modify your X1 as you want it.
Metal Feet: Damped & height adjustable
The three height adjustable damped aluminium feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.
1.5 kg Platter: Resonance free acryl
The perfect platform to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.
33/45/78 RPM: High precision motor control
A sophisticated DC/AC generator board generates clean and stable power to drive the motor. Easily change speed with the push of only a single button.
Pair This With:
The options here are pretty broad, this table is good enough to be put on the Roksan K3 Amplifier or even a really nice step up for the Rotel A10 however we think the sweet spot is the Rotel A12 Integrated Amplifier and the Monitor Audio Silver 100 bookshelf speakers.
Want to make it easy? Alternatively, we have bundled this together with an Audiolab amplifier and Wharfedale Denton 85th Anniversary Bookshelf Speakers as part of a fantastic pack to make getting started that much easier! Don't miss out on our "The Vintage" Analogue Pack.
|Speed:||33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)|
|Speed variance:||33: 0.30% 45: 0.25%|
|Wow & flutter:||33: 0.15% 45: 0.13%|
|Platter:||20mm thick, 1.5 kg heavy acryl|
|Main bearing:||stainless steel/brass|
|Tonearm:||8,6” carbon/aluminium sandwich|
|Effective arm length:||218,5 mm|
|Effective tonearm mass:||10,0g|
|Tracking force range:||0 - 30mN|
|Included accessories:||15volts DC /0,8A power supply, Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, feltmat|
|Power consumption:||5,0 watts max /< 0.3 watt standby|
|Dimensions:||415 x 125 x 335 mm (WxHxD)|
|Weight:||7 kg net / 9.5 kg gross weight|
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