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Pro-Ject The Classic Turntable

 

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In celebration of Pro-Ject's 25th anniversary, they have designed a class leading turntable that combines classic styling, a specially designed carbon fibre tonearm.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Pro-Ject

Tech Specs

TYPE
Drive Principle: Belt drive
Platter: 300mm aluminum (TPE-damped)
Main Bearing: Stainless steel
Bronze bush with Teflon lining

 

PERFORMANCE
Speed: 33 / 45 RPM (manual speed change)
Wow & Flutter: ± 0.03% (33rpm) / ± 0.05% (45rpm)
Speed Drift: ± 0.10% (33rpm) / ± 0.11% (45rpm)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -71dB

 

TONEARM
Tonearm: The Classic Tonearm (9”)
Effective Arm Length: 230mm
Effective Arm Mass: 13.5g
Overhang: 18mm

 

POWER
Power Supply: 15V / 1,600mA DC
Consumption: 5W Max / <0.5W standby

 

GENERAL
Inc: Dust Cover, Connect-IT E (RCA) cable
Dimensions (WHD): 460 x 131 x 351mm
Weight: 10.2kg (net)

Product Description

Pro-Ject Classic is built with an elegantly simple frame design reminiscent of some of the most famous turntables of the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.

History

During 2016 Pro-Ject Audio Systems, celebrated their 25th anniversary of being one of the worlds leading companies in designing for analogue audio. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Vienna-based company announced a brand-new turntable that includes a timeless design, whilst sharing similarities with the designs the company's founder Heinz Lichtenegger was initially selling when he first entered the audio industry.

Design

The design of Proj-Ject Classic turntable results in a turntable that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also includes verified hi-fi advances with the simple set-up so which is often associated with Pro-Ject turntables, meaning you immediately enjoy your music. The two-plinth design uses TPE (Thermo Plastic Elastomers) to isolate the sub-chassis, which differ to the traditional design of a spring-loaded sub-chassis which require a lot of individual tuning to perfect the sound. The design of the layout decouples the motor from the main bearing and the tonearm, which significantly reduces unwanted interference between the individual components.

Resonance

Reducing resonance transference is also considered in the configuration of the platter. By using a dual-platter layout instead of the old cast platters, which are known to colour the sound with a ringing. The design reduces the resonance transference by utilising a special CNC machined aluminium alloy platter which they line underneath with TPE damping. The sub-platter and main bearing combine a hardened steel rod with a bronze Teflon lined bush, which results in a very smooth, low noise movement. The configuration of the sub-platter main bearing is similar to that of a Debut turntable, but the tolerances have been significantly improved by a factor of 10.

Tonearm

The Classic also has an entirely new tonearm, which was exclusively designed for this 25th-anniversary turntable. The design of the Classic Tonearm is the result of 25 years knowledge that Pro-Ject's R&D team have accrued. The result of their experience is that the conical tube is made from aluminium, which is coated with a layer of carbon fibre. By combining these superior materials has the result of having a tonearm that is light and stiff, thanks to the carbon fibre, whilst the aluminium results in improved damping and grounding characteristics.

The Classic Tonearm also has a new bearing assembly which is CNC precision-machined, with ultra-low friction Zircon bearings. On the underside of the turntable is a new Japanese designed ball-bearing which allows for easier positioning of the tonearm wires and the tonearm can move much freer. Included is a stunning nickel-plated counterweight which us also TPE-damped, which reduces the amplitude of the tonearm’s resonant-frequency by 50%. In addition, the tonearm also benefits from the usual azimuth and vertical alignment adjustment often associated with high-end Pro-Ject tonearms.

Installations

To allow the Classic to be truly versatile it has been designed with a new set of feet, which allows for the turntable to perform in a wide variety of installations, even when the platform that it is sat on is not ideal. The feet are not only dampened but also height-adjustable, which ensures the turntable can be adjusted to sit level on imperfect surfaces.

Cartridge

The Classic is supplied with the popular Ortofon 2M Silver cartridge, exclusively designed for Pro-Ject's turntable. But, this turntable is not restricted to the 2M silver since its design is such that it is easily capable of being used with a wide variety of high-end Moving Coil cartridges. The turntable also has a junction box on the rear panel, which means the cable layout is improved. This turntable comes supplied as standard with all necessary set-up tools that you could require, a fitted dust cover and Pro-Ject’s specially-developed Connect-IT E turntable cables.

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