Pro-Ject Xtension 9 Evolution
A superlative vinyl performance from a compact, luxurious turntable.
The Xtension 9 Evolution is a marvel of the elite turntable genre, with stunning audiophile features beyond it's modest price tag.
The result of the Xtension 9 Evolution's design is a unique combination of ‘mass loaded’ and ‘floating turntable’ principles.
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. With these two magnets located in the feet, the turntable is practically floating. 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 thermo plastic 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. The Xtension 9 Evolution includes a top-class high-end tonearm 9” Evolution.
Engineered With Care:
The chassis and feet
The Pro-Ject Xtension 9 chassis is made from high density MDF filled with metal granulate for high mass that virtually nulls resonance.
Magnetic feet, which decouple the main plinth from its base, are combined with a weighty 16kg 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've damped with thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) on its underside.
Additionally, we've glued recycled Vinyl records to the top (which act as a perfect mat) and baked 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.
- Heavy 16 kg belt drive turntable
- Mass loaded magnetic floating subchassis
- Precision balanced sandwich platter
- Inverted ceramic ball bearing with magnetic support
- Heavy weight 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|
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