Pro-Ject X8 Evolution Turntable


High End Mass Loaded Turntable with True Balanced Connection

The Pro-Ject X8 Evolution takes a number of design cues from Pro-Ject’s high end Xtension9 and Xtension10 models and presents them at a more affordable price point.
Utilising Pro-Ject’s ‘True Balanced Connection’ the X8 is an outstanding entry into Pro-Ject’s comprehensive line of turntables.


The X8 – Pro-Ject’s Best High End Designs Within Reach

The X8 is Pro-Ject’s most affordable mass-loaded turntable yet. Positioned neatly between the X2 and Xtension 9, the X8 adopts and breaks down its bigger siblings’ features to make mass-loaded high-end design principles more accessible than ever before.

True Balanced Connection

Pro-Ject are launching a whole line of new “True Balanced Connection” components that feature a balanced connection for your phono setup. The X8 is the first turntable to feature this new phono technology.

Balanced audio connections are terrific for minimising noise from external interferences, and moving coil cartridges are themselves naturally balanced signal transducers, so introducing a balanced connector on Pro-Ject’s higher end turntables makes sense. The vivid stereo imaging and inky black silences you can expect from ‘True Balanced’ are a true step forward for anyone who loves great sound.

Hefty 5.1kg platter

The X8 offers a heavy, TPE damped mass-loaded platter precision lathed from a single aluminium block. The Xtension 9 and 10 didn’t offer the ability to experiment with different mats because of the risk of over-damping when used with those models’ vinyl-topped platter. The X8 allows you to experiment with a broad range of materials to tailor the sound to your taste.

Precision Control

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. Switching speeds is controlled with the simple touch of a button.



Gloss Black, Gloss White, Satin Walnut

Speed  33, 45, 78 (electronic speed change)
Drive Principle  Belt Drive
Platter 5.1 kg Lathed Aluminium & TPE Damped
Tonearm 9″ One-Piece Carbon Fibre Tonearm
Aluminium feet Height adjustable & TPE damped
Platter bearing Inverted with ceramic tip and magnetic support
Wow & flutter 33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,10%
Signal to noise 73dB
Speed drift 33: ±0,11%; 45: ± 0,09%
Overhang: 18mm
Effective arm length / mass 9“ (230 mm) / 8.5 g
Power consumption 5W / 0.3 W standby mode
Included accessories 15V DC / 0,8A power supply, dust cover, 7“ single adapter, felt mat, phono cable
Dimensions lid opened 465 x 415 x 420 mm (W x H x D)
Dimensions lid closed 465 x 150 x 350 mm (W x H x D)
Weight 15 kg


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