Pro-Ject X1 B

£999.00

The X1 B is the latest version of Pro-Ject’s original record player, still in the range after more than 25 years. The X1 B is a cutting-edge turntable that brings high-end analogue technologies to a more affordable price-point

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Pro-Ject X1 B

Pro-Ject X1B White

Main Features

  • Heavy resonance-free acrylic platter allows the music to shine through
  • Precision machined MDF plinth for reduced resonance transfer between components
  • Motor suspension belt keeps the motor mechanically isolated from the main plinth
  • Built-in speed control brings added convenience for easy changing between 33 and 45 RPM
  • Carbon Fibre and Aluminium tonearm tube is stiff and light with good electrical shielding
  • Factory-mounted Pro-Ject Pick-It Pro Balanced moving magnet cartridge

THE PRO-JECT X1 B TURNTABLE

The X1 B is the latest version of Pro-Ject’s original record player, still in the range after more than 25 years.

The X1 B is a cutting-edge turntable that brings high-end analogue technologies to a more affordable price-point.

This beautiful turntable now also features a fully balanced mini XLR output, which offers you a symmetrical connection to the Pro-Ject Phono Box S3 B or Phono Box DS3 B.

STRUCTURE AND BUILD

Structurally the X1 B is framed by its over-sized, heavyweight MDF structure.

In the X1 B, the motor drives a purpose-made, heavy, non-resonant Acrylic platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing, for liquid smooth rotation.

This is the perfect platform on which to place your precious vinyl records, guaranteeing absolute reliability in its performance and sonic character.

THE TONEARM

The Pro-Ject X1 B is also better than its predecessors thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm, inspired by their superior The Classic turntable.

This new 8.6” tonearm design is incredibly light and stiff, with improved resistance to external interference.

Finished as a one-piece, with no resonance-inducing headshell, the X1 tonearm can also be adjusted for accurate azimuth and VTA settings, allowing advanced analogue audiophiles to fine-tune more than ever before.

The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge/tonearm resonances.

Tonearm

MOTOR AND SPEEDS

Structurally the X1 B is framed by its over-sized, heavyweight MDF structure. Inside the plinth, it houses a sophisticated DC/AC generator board which, combined with the convenient speed control board (for automatic switching between 33 and 45 RPM as well as additional 78 RPM support), delivers clean and stable power to the electronically regulated precision drive quiet-running motor. For even further improved performance, the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system.

IMPROVED ISOLATION

The turntable is then positioned on three height-adjustable, decoupling Alu/TPE sandwich feet for improved isolation from the structure it’s placed upon. For safety when not in use, an acrylic dust cover is also included with the turntable.

PRO-JECT PICK IT PRO BALANCED

Supplied as standard with a Pro-Ject Pick-IT PRO Balanced cartridge, perfectly delivering a highly dynamic, full sound, serving as the initial source in the pursuit of your true balanced system.

Manufactured by the cartridge experts at Ortofon but voiced by the design team at Pro-Ject, the Pick it PRO Balanced is ready to play within a few minutes of unboxing.

Pro-Ject Pick IT cartACCESSORIES

Supplied in the box are a pair of Connect-IT E RCA cables; a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding that’s optimised for turntable use.

The turntable is then positioned on three height-adjustable, decoupling Alu/TPE sandwich feet for improved isolation from the structure it’s placed upon. For safety when not in use, an acrylic dust cover is also included with the turntable.

THE FINISHED PRODUCT

The X1 B truly represents the epitome of Pro-Ject’s core philosophies. Due to the company’s extensive experience and meticulous manufacturing processes, they’ve put resources, time and effort into giving music lovers the best sound for their money, rather than cutting corners to save on costs. Available in three finishes; a premium walnut wood veneer or a luxurious black or white eight-layer gloss paint.

PRO-JECT X1 B SPECIFICATIONS

DRIVE PRINCIPLE – Sub-Platter Belt Drive
SPEEDS – 33, 45 & 78 RPM
SPEED VARIANCE (33 RPM) – 0.3 %
SPEED VARIANCE (45 RPM) – 0.25 %
WOW AND FLUTTER (33 RPM) – 0.15 %
WOW AND FLUTTER (45 RPM) – 0.13 %
MOTOR – 9V AC
TURNTABLE SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO – 68 dB
MAIN BEARING – Stainless Steel & Brass
MAIN PLATTER MATERIAL – Acrylic
MAIN PLATTER THICKNESS – 20 mm
MAIN PLATTER WEIGHT – 1.5 kg
PLINTH MATERIAL – MDF
TONEARM TYPE – Adjustable
TONEARM MATERIAL – Carbon Fibre & Aluminium Sandwich
EFFECTIVE TONEARM LENGTH – 218.5 mm
OVERHANG – 18 mm
EFFECTIVE TONEARM MASS – 10 g
VTA ADJUSTMENT – Yes
OUTPUT CONNECTION – RCA or True Balanced MiniXLR
OUTPUT LEVEL – Phono Level
EXTERNAL POWER SUPPLY RATING – 15V-800mA DC
MAXIMUM POWER CONSUMPTION – 5 W
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) – 415 x 125 x 335 mm
WEIGHT – 7 kg

Pro-Ject X1B

 

 

Additional information

Colour

Gloss Black, Walnut, White

Brand

Pro-Ject

Pro-Ject was founded in 1991, during the onslaught of the compact disc and CD players, with the mission to offer the best analogue experience for reasonable prices. In a time where the digital audio media had been on the rise, and vinyl was declared as outdated and dead, Heinz Lichtenegger kept his belief in the simple but best way to enjoy music – turntables Their aim is to get as many people as possible into the wonderful hobby that is HiFi audio and to deliver a real stereo experience for the lowest cost possible. The best way to start there is with a proper turntable. They want to give the customers back the right to choose what they need, without overblowing their products with unnecessary features. At Pro-Ject they strive to create astonishing products with impeccable value. They only use the best components for the price and manufacture their handmade goods solely in Europe. With an eye for future trends they are always trying to fit the needs of the market. With an unexpected hit-review of the Pro-Ject 1, the success-story began its first major chapter. With the gaining popularity and interest, more and more international distributors began to make Pro-Ject turntables available in their countries. Today they ship into more than 80 countries world-wide and are happy to share some of their passion with every customer. With cutting edge technologies and machines, they are able to create visually pleasing products without losing the eye for the finest details. In Czech Republic, they produce all their turntables from scratch, by hand and in house. From the tiniest screw to the chassis, everything is done by their technicians. A strict four step quality control ensures that everything works as intended. In Slovakia they manufacture micro sized high end audio components. By shrinking the cabinets to a miniature size, they were able to save costs and offer their customers a true price to performance relation.  

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