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Pro-Ject 1 Xpression Carbon Turntable

 

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Pro-Ject
Product Award What HiFi Award 5 Stars

Tech Specs

- Fitted Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Silver
- Nominal Speeds: 33 / 45 / 78 RPM (78 Optional)
- Dust Cover: Yes
- RCA Phono Sockets: Yes
- Aluminium Feet: Yes, Rubber-Damped Cones
- Tonearm: Carbon Fibre
- Carbon Fibre Arm Tube: Yes, plus Sapphire Thrust-Pads
- Power Supply Type: Outboard PSU for UK Mains Power

Product Description

The Pro-Ject Xpression Carbon combines many of the successes of the Xpression range with some brand new features exclusive to the Xpression Carbon model. The Xpression Carbon features a stunning finish, audiophile technical specification and has been meticulously designed to offer the best performance for the money.

The Xpression Carbon improves on most turntables thanks to the one-piece carbon fibre tonearm, mounted in a brand new heavyweight assembly which has been inspired by the superior Evolution tonearms. This over-sized support effectively isolates the tonearm from the plinth, and takes any minor resonances in the tonearm and dissipates them immediately - allowing only the original music signal to be sent to your amplifier.

The truly unique factor of the Xpression Carbon is the brand new Ortofon 2M Silver, a special version of Ortofon's world famous 2M Red cartridge, finished with silver spools for optimal signal generation.

The Xpression Carbon benefits from a new AC motor design with DC power supply. The motor is isolated from the main plinth - to avoid resonance transference - by two rubber gromits designed and manufactured by Ortofon's expert rubber division. The motor applies rotating force to a sub-platter, which drives the high-gloss main platter. The Xpression Carbon is supplied with both a felt and a cork mat, to tailor the sound perfectly for your ears, and your environment.

Key Features

- Manual turntable
- New DC power-supply
- Low-noise synchronous AC motor
- Motor isolation blobs designed by Ortofon
- High-gloss platter
- Carbon fibre tonearm
- Evolution-inspired tonearm support
- Available in three high-gloss finishes
- Pre-fitted with an Ortofon 2M Silver
- Gold-plated RCA phono sockets

Press Reviews

  • 'As you would expect, the turntable, tonearm and cartridge combination are perfectly matched for each other and, as a result, the sound is well controlled and very musical. At this price point, Pro-Ject has a real winner on its hands' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)

  • 'Great-value turntable that delivers super sound quality' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)

  • 'Everything sounds crystal clear with no trace of anything being masked' (Hi-Fi Choice Magazine)

  • 'The Pro-ject 1 Xpression UKX is clearly one of the class leaders. Nothing else at this price digs up as much detail or delvers it with such precision.' What Hi-Fi Magazine 2014
  • 'We still think the 1 Xpression Carbon UKX is a terrific package for the price. It’s balanced and insightful, rivalling the class-leaders in overall ability. It’s worth serious consideration.' What Hi-Fi Magazine 2014

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