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Pro-Ject X2 B Turntable with Ortofon Quintet Red Factory Fitted

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Pro-Ject X2 B Turntable with Ortofon Quintet Red Factory Fitted

What’s True Balanced?

Balanced audio connections are usually known from the professional sector like recording studios or live concerts. It is very important to have a stable & interference free connection, as these signals will be highly amplified. The same applies to the connection from your turntable to the phono preamplifier. The big advantage of a balanced connection is its ability to remove picked up noise and interferences. And best of all, cartridges by nature are already balanced signal transducers! With True Balanced your are simply using everything, literally everything, that your cartridge is picking up from the record groove. You are not throwing away half of the usable signal, like is done in typical single-ended RCA phono connections.

The Pro-Ject X2 B comes with mini XRL and RCA outputs and with our standard semi-balanced Connect it Phono E RCA cable. By upgrading it to our fully balanced mini XLR to mini XLR version (available separately) and using a balanced phono stage, like our Phono Box S3 B or DS3 B, you are fully set-up for the True Balanced experience. This leads to increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal to noise ratios. You can imagine it, like hearing parts of your music that literally were not there before.

$2,799

Pro-Ject X2 B Turntable with Ortofon Quintet Red Factory Fitted

The newest member of our “True Balanced Connection” components lineup that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The Pro-Ject X2 B is our first revamped turntable to feature the new dedicated mini-XLR output jack.

The new Pro-Ject X2 B comes fitted with the Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge to complement the balanced connectors.

The MC cartridge opens up the possibility of an entirely True Balanced Vinyl HiFi setup.

What’s True Balanced?

Balanced audio connections are usually known from the professional sector like recording studios or live concerts. It is very important to have a stable & interference free connection, as these signals will be highly amplified. The same applies to the connection from your turntable to the phono preamplifier. The big advantage of a balanced connection is its ability to remove picked up noise and interferences. And best of all, cartridges by nature are already balanced signal transducers! With True Balanced your are simply using everything, literally everything, that your cartridge is picking up from the record groove. You are not throwing away half of the usable signal, like is done in typical single-ended RCA phono connections.

The X2 B comes with mini XRL and RCA outputs and with our standard semi-balanced Connect it Phono E RCA cable. By upgrading it to our fully balanced mini XLR to mini XLR version (available separately) and using a balanced phono stage, like our Phono Box S3 B or DS3 B, you are fully set-up for the True Balanced experience. This leads to increased dynamics, less noise and improved signal to noise ratios. You can imagine it, like hearing parts of your music that literally were not there before.

True Balanced

Connect your Pro-Ject X2 B with one of our new True Balanced Phono Cables to your phono preamp and benefit from an interference-free signal with increased dynamics & lower noise level.

Mini XLR Output – One cable connects it all

We offer a wide range of balanced phono cables with different connectors to fit all our phono preamps. If you want to use your X2 B with a Phono Box S3 B you need a “Connect it Phono Mini XLR / Mini XLR“.

Balanced Preamps – A perfect match!

Pair your Pro-Ject X2 B with one of our new balanced Phono Boxes and benefit from a fully balanced signal transmission to your phonp preamplifier.

Cartridges are balanced signal transducers by nature! Due to the internal wiring of MM cartridges, you’ll need a MC cartridge to access the entirety of that balanced signal. The X2 B comes with an Ortofon Quintet Red MC cartridge factory aligned, and together with our new True Balanced Connection cables and our balanced phono stages you’ll be able to access high-end features that were previously only available in the most expensive hifi categories. In combination with our Phono Box S3 B and Pro-Ject X2 B , our True Balanced concept won the prestigious EISA Award for best Vinyl System!

Azimuth & VTA – Fully adjustable

The Pro-Ject X2 B comes with fully adjustable Azimuth & VTA. It offers you the possibility to modify your X2 as you want it.

Quintet Red – High-end MC cartridge

The Ortofon Quintet Red is an all-purpose cartridge that delivers open, dynamic sound with a slight touch of warmth & is the perfect partner for our new X2 B.

2kg 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.

New motor suspension

A good motor by itself, is already very quiet. To get the best performance out of it, we have improved the motor suspension. The X2 B‘s motor chassis is carefully balanced and suspended on a precision tuned TPE belt – this way the motor chassis is effectively decoupled from the main plinth for optimal performance.

9″ Carbon-Aluminium Tonearm

Compared with its little brother the X1 B, the tonearm is longer – 9“ in length – and the tube has a wider diameter. The carbon/aluminium sandwhich construction results in better internal damping. The increased mass makes the tonearm an excellent fit for low compliance MC cartridges.

Metal Feet

The three height adjustable damped aluminium feet guarantee the perfect stand & massively reduce risk of acoustical feedback.

Weight 10000 g
Dimensions 340 × 460 × 150 mm
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Color

Gloss Black, Satin Black, Satin White, Walnut

Technical Specifications

Speed 33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Principle belt drive
Speed variance 33: 0.25% 45: 0.20%
Wow & flutter 33: 0.12% 45: 0.10%
Signal to noise 70 dB
Platter 30mm thick, 2 kg heavy acryl
Main bearing stainless steel/brass
Tonearm 9” carbon/aluminium sandwich
Effective arm length 230 mm
Overhang 18 mm
Effective tonearm mass 13,5g
Tracking force range 0 – 30mN
Included accessories 15volts DC /0,8A power supply, Dust cover, Connect it E Phono cable, feltmat
Power consumption 4,5 watts max / 0.3 watt standby
Dimensions 460 x 150 x 340 mm (WxHxD)

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