Pro-Ject X1 with Sumiko Rainier

Belt-driven turntable

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The X1 is based on the same concept as the P1, but improved in every aspect thanks to modern materials and new production methods. Inside it 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. For even further improved performance, the motor is decoupled from the main plinth using a new motor suspension system. In the X1, the motor drives a new, heavy, non-resonant Acryl platter via a sub-platter drive system and a premium grade main bearing for liquid smooth rotation.

The X1 is also better than its predecessors, thanks to the super-stiff, perfectly tempered Carbon/Alu sandwich construction tonearm. 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 can also be set for azimuth and VTA adjustment. The tonearm is then supplied with a TPE-damped counterweight, further reducing cartridge-tonearm resonances.

Supplied either with or without a brand new Pro-Ject Pick it S2 MM cartridge, manufactured by the cartridge experts at Ortofon but voiced by the design team at Pro-Ject, it can be ready to play within a few minutes of unboxing. Also supplied in the box is our Connect-IT E RCA cables, a semi-balanced, low-capacitance cable with superior shielding that’s optimized for turntable use. Lastly, height-adjustable feet in their Alu/ TPE sandwich construction are a very exclusive but necessary feature to level up the turntable and effectively isolate it from the surface it is place on. The X1‘s 8 layers of painting and the hand-polished finish guarantee its luxury appearance.

Features include speed control with electronic speed switch for ultimate speed stability, carefully isolated motor for less vibration and noise, sub-platter with extremely low 0.001mm bearing tolerances, stainless steel platter-bearing with soft brass bushing and teflon mirrors for lowest rumble and noise, and a stable, accurate speed transmission, a resonance free, 1.5 kg heavy acryl platter, 8,6” carbon/alu sandwich tonearm with best internal damping and TPE damped counterweight, and a Kardan ultra-low friction 4 pin point precision tonearm bearing.

A Sumiko Ranier MM cartridge is included.

The massive and heavy, precision CNC‘d MDF chassis is paired with the luxury of 8 layers of painting and hand-polished finish or real-wood, satin-waxed veneer along with super shielded, semi-symmetrical, low-capacitance Pro-Ject phono cables, height adjustable, aluminium feet for massively reduced risk of acoustical feedback.

Handmade in Europe

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White, Black, Walnut

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