Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution - A super high-end turntable with 9" evo tonearm
Superlative vinyl performance from a compact luxurious turntable/arm configuration!
Xtension 9 Evolution incorporates all our turntable design experience from more than 20 years in a slim-line size to fit standard audio racks. Xtension 9 chassis is made from MDF filled with metal granulate, that gives high mass and is non-resonant. Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16 kg total turntable mass. The result is a unique combination of ‘mass loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ design principles. Instead of pure metal for the main platter, we’ve found a perfect alloy which we damped on with thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). Additionally, we’ve placed recycled Vinyl records on top (which act as a perfect mat) and bake this ‘sandwich’ before precision balancing it. The final product subsequently benefits from a wonderfully resonance-free, heavy platter, that runs ultra-silently on an inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic suspension. Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class high-end tonearm „9cc Evolution“ and comes complete with a beautiful dustcover.
7 different high gloss lacquer finish options are available: piano black, red, white, olive, rosewood, walnut and mahogany.
Pro-Ject Audio Systems offers their high-end turntables with premium 5pin>RCA unbalanced arm cable or – by request – with premium balanced 5pin>XLR connection to Pro-Ject Phono Box RS preamplifier. Phono Box RS offers balanced phono inputs, which guarantees superior results in high-end vinyl reproduction with a balanced signal source.
NOTE: The signal source and the receiving device have to be equipped with balanced connections. Transmission of audio signals in a balanced mode reduce the influence of interference due to external stray electric fields significantly.
Magnetically supported feet
With two magnets located in the feet, the turntable is practically floating. The studs in the feet are only used for keeping them centred. Due to this unique feature, the turntable is perfectly decoupled from the surface it is placed on.
- Heavy 16 kg belt drive turntable
- Mass loaded magnetic floating sub-chassis
- Precision balanced sandwich platter
- Inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic support
- Heavyweight record clamp
- MDF chassis filled with metal granulate with low levels of resonance and high mass
- Electronic speed control between 33 and 45 RPM
- 9cc Evolution tonearm made from carbon fibre
- Inverted tonearm bearings (ABEC 7 quality)
|Speed||33 / 45 rpm (electronic speed change)|
|Acrylic dust cover||yes|
|Pro-Ject tonearm cable included||Connect it 5P-C|
|Aluminium feet||Magnetic supported & TPE damped|
|Turntable main bearing damping||heavyweight metal block|
|Max. speed variance||±0.09%|
|Max. wow and flutter||±0.01%|
|Platter weight/diameter||5.4 kg/300mm|
|Platter puck weight||800g|
|Effective arm length / overhang||230mm / 18mm|
|Effective tonearm mass||8.5g|
|Tracking force range||0-25mN|
|Cartridge weight range||4 - 14g (4 different counterweights included)|
|External power supply (prim/sec)||220 - 240V/50Hz / 15V/1600mA DC|
|Power consumption||4W (max.) / < 1 watt standby|
|Dimensions WxHxD||465 x 185 x 3500 mm lid closed|
**Note: This is a special order item and will require some lead time - please get in touch if you have any questions!
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