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Pro-Ject Xtension 12 Evolution Turnable

Pro-Ject
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Turntable

  • Super-heavy 25 kg mass load magnetic floating belt drive design
  • Sorbothane? damped ultra precise balanced Sandwich platter made from special alloy combined with recycled vinyl
  • Brass record puck
  • Ultra low noise motor
  • Magnet supported, inverted main bearing Type Block 1 with ceramic thrust-pad
  • Integrated Speed Box SE for super silent motor drive and electronically switchable speed
  • Metal-granulate filled plinth for universal damping
  • Mass loaded interchangeable armboard
  • Height adjustable magnet supported feets for perfect isolation
  • Gold-plated RCA phono sockets
  • 12cc Evolution Tonearm

12″ precision tone-arm with carbon fibre armtube & headshell

  • Generation 2 carbon technology
  • Conical armtube avoids standing wave reflections
  • Highest selection of components
  • Antiresonace heavy mass cardan bearing block
  • Inverted bearing design with four hardened ABEC7 spec ballraces
  • Solid armbase permits accurate height adjustment of armtube and VTA (vertical tracing angle)
  • Single-screw fixing of armtube allows rotation for easy adjustment of needle azimuth despite fixed headshell
  • Highly flexible top-grade copper internal wiring
  • Silicon damped tone-armlift
  • Resonance optimised Sorbothane? enhanced counterweight construction
  • Improved anti-skating and tone-arm lift mechanics

We at Pro-Ject aim to bring back a classical analog concept from the eighties and combine it with our advanced contemporary technologies. After eighteen years of turntable manufacturing for analog lovers on a budget, we?re delighted to announce our first deck not subscribed to budgetary limitations.

already, the critically acclaimed 6perspeX has proved the fantastic result of using magnets to isolate the sub chassis. So consequently, for the Xtension this technology has been re-developed to utilise new magnetic feet, which almost completely decouple the main plinth. With these two magnets located in the feet, the turntable is practically floating. Combine this with the weighty 25 kg total mass of the turntable, and the listener benefits from minimal base resonance. This is a unique combination of ?mass loaded? and ?floating turntable? design principals. In keeping with these principles, the platter is metal due to its high mass. The old standard adoption of pure metal has been abandoned because of its highly-resonant tendencies. Instead, we?ve found a perfect alloy which we dampened on the inner side with Sorbothane?. Taking this base, we?ve glued recycled Vinyl records to the 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.

Key Features

  • Super-heavy 25 kg mass load magnetic floating belt drive design
  • Sorbothane? damped ultra precise balanced Sandwich platter out of special alloy combined with Vinyl
  • Brass record puck
  • Ultra low noise motor highest selection
  • Magnet supported, inverted main bearing Type Block 1 with ceramic thrust-pad
  • Integrated Speed Box SE for super silent motor drive and electronically switchable speed
  • Metal-granulate filled plinth for universal damping
  • Mass loaded interchangeable armboard
  • Height adjustable magnet supported feets for perfect isolation
  • Gold-plated RCA phono sockets
Dimensions 400 × 480 × 235 mm
Brand

Speed 33, 45(electronic speed change), 78 (manual speed change)
Principle Belt drive
Platter 300 mm aluminium (TPE damped)
Main bearing Inverted stainless steel with ceramic thrust-pad with antimagnetic support
Wow & flutter ± 0.01% (max)
Speed variance ± 0.09% (max)
Signal to Noise 73 dB
Tracking force range 10 – 35 mN
Effective tonearm length 304.8 mm
Included accessory Included accessory Power supply, dust cover
Power consumption 2 Watts max